Communication Excellence

Date:Tuesday, November 17, 2015Colleen Garton
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: Eaton Corporation
26201 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48076 (map)
Enter at South door, which will be marked with SEMIUG sign.
Speaker:Colleen Garton
Notes:The meeting will also be streamed in webinar format. Join in onsite or remotely. GoToMeeting: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM EDT.
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Presentation Notes: Communication Excellence

The first 10 attendees onsite will be provided a copy of Fundamentals of Technology Project Management 2nd Edition.

Communication Excellence - communication planning, managing, controlling, methods, tips for success, enhancing skills in self and others.(more...)

From the President

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Members:

We are very excited to have Colleen Garton, PMP present "Communications Excellence" for our November user group meeting. Colleen has extensive project management experience and has authored several books on the topic. Join in on site or remotely in webinar format. Our meeting will be held at Eaton Corporation in Southfield. Communications can make or break a project. You'll be sure to want to join in this meeting. Fundamentals of Technology Project Management 2nd editionWhether your projects are large or small you'll be sure to walk away with some insight and tips that can help improve project management through communications. First 10 attendees on site will receive a free copy of "Fundamentals of Technology Project Management 2nd Edition".

Project Management is a broad topic but is an important fact of life in the IT world. Communications is also a very important part of any project that an organization tackles.

We will break for the Christmas holiday and in January we are planning "Mobile Workshops" at Bloomfield Hills Library. Mobile is being more commonplace and organizations have found great use for mobile applications to solve business needs. In February we have RDi planned at Cooper Standard. RDi is a very useful tool and a great replacement for SEU. If you haven't already started learning and using RDi you'll want to jump on the band wagon. RDi can make your developers more productive and can enthuse current staff as well as entice future resource.

It's that time of year again! Please pay your member dues. You can find the form for paying dues under the group site membership tab. Dues help us to be able to continue to bring world class presentation on current topics. We have kept the low price of $50 for individual membership or $100 per organization membership. Additional donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Approaching Thanksgiving, we give thanks to the volunteers that generously provide their time to help run SEMIUG. A special thanks to our current board: Jim Thompson, Amanda Smith, Charles Nalbandian, Joy Chen, Dale Thieme, Gelita Maxwell and Doug Rezanka. The efforts are greatly appreciated by the community and make a difference.

Happy Thanksgiving,
President Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Phone: 248-701-7410

Letter from
Power Systems Initiative

Dear Power User Group:

Recently, I was given the opportunity to move from the field and join the Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) team. I thought I would take this opportunity to share with your User Group the latest happenings of the PSAI. As the Power Brand continues to it efforts to expand our ecosystem through OpenPower, ISV and MSP growth, and PowerLinux initiatives, we are similarly increasing our ongoing investment in the PSAI. Throughout PSAI's 17 year history, we have continued to focus on the following objectives:

We currently have 67 schools teaching AIX, IBM i and Power Linux skills in North America (192 worldwide) and our goal is to double this number by 2015. These schools are very interested in partnering with our business community. We offer both entry level and professional level job boards for our clients and business partners to utilize - FREE of charge. These openings are publicized to our current member schools.

We need students to fill the pipeline of the next generation of Unix Administrators and RPG programmers. We get more students by partnering with the academic community and offering internships and jobs, serving on advisory committees helping guide curriculum and sometimes even teaching as adjunct professors.

Please share this message with your User Group. Ask them to share it with Clients, Business Partners and any Academic Institutions. Our clients and business partners need skilled individuals, our schools need students in their classes, and students need opportunities for internships and jobs. This is WIN, WIN, WIN for all involved.

You can find out more about the Power Systems Academic Initiative, including the list of participating schools and the job boards, at the link below. If anyone has any questions about the program, is interested in finding skilled talent or knows of any potential academic partners, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

(See attached file: Building Power Skills 2014)

Peter T. Glass
Program Manager, Power Systems Academic Initiative
IBM Corporation, North America
Cell: 845-332-5478
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Previous Meetings:

October 2015 IBM i OS V7R2 updates Mary Monine
September 2015 IBM i Systems Management Workshop Larry Bolhuis
June 2015 Mobile Access To IBM i Wayne Bowers
May 2015 RPG Free Barbara Morris
April 2015 IBM i Cloud Hosting Guy Cunningham
March 2015 Introduction to the IBM i Navigator Performance Tasks Dawn May
February 2015 Connecting the Dots: Building Web Applications
with PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
John Valance
January 2015 From STRDBG to the RDi Debugger Charles Guarino
November 2014 Student Game Activity "The Big Reveal" Laura Ubelhor presiding
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Meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with iSeries Colleagues and are always a great learning experience. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings.