Archive for August, 2011

New Board Member Nominations for 2012

ALFISIG is conducting the new officer elections for 2012! Listed below are the available positions along with a short description of the responsibilities.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please provide an Interest Statement why you are interested in the specific position along with a short bio. Candidates must be a member of PMI. You may email your nomination to Pamela Smith, current ALFISIG director, at

Nominations will be accepted until EOD Friday September 16, 2011. The Interest Statement and a short bio will be available on the ALFISIG website for review by the AFLSIG membership during the voting period. New officer voting will take place from Monday September 19 through Monday September 26. The new 2012 ALFISIG board of directors will be announced at the September 28 ALFISIG monthly meeting.

The 2011 ALFISIG board will contact the new 2012 ALFISIG board to transfer knowledge and conduct necessary training before the 2012 term.

The 2012 ALFISIG board members are eligible to earn 1 PDU for every hour of board member service, not to exceed 45 PDUs within the volunteer category. Please review the PDU credential requirements.

The Administrative Director Serves at the chief executive officer for PMI-AL FISIG and of the Board and shall perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers, including making all required appointments with the approval of the Board. The Administrative Director shall also serve as a member ex-officio with the right to vote on all committees.
The Director of Best Practices  Has the same authority and duties as the Administrative Director but shall perform them only at the  request of the Administrative Director or when the Administrative Director is not available. Also the Director of Best Practices shall be tasked with developing and maintaining a compilation of “best practices” as discussed and forwarded by the membership. This best practices repository shall be accessible at all times to the membership and will be alterable by the Director of Best Practices under the direction of the board. Additionally, the Director of Best Practices shall coordinate the record keeping of all business meetings of PMI-AL FISIG and meetings of the Board as well as overseeing the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of PMI-ALFISIG.
The Director of Membership and Communication  Responsible for establishing the venue for membership meetings and board meetings. The Director of  Membership and Communication will be required to maintain the appropriate communications with PMI Birmingham and PMI to facilitate the membership accumulating PDUs or for any other reason required by either the PMI Birmingham or PMI bylaws or guidelines.   The Director of Membership and Communication is also responsible for managing the ALFISIG website.
The Director of Education Oversees the establishment of the membership meeting agendas including the topic, speaker, and other business relating to the operations of the group as a whole.
The Committee Member at Large Assists the Administrative Director and other Board Directors with their responsibilities and participate on committees established by the Administrative Director as needed.

2012 ALFISIG Board expectations as outlined in the ALFISIG by-laws:

• If any officer ceases to be in good standing by failing to attend two (2) consecutive Board meetings, the Board shall declare the position to be vacant. An officer may resign by submitting written notice to the Board. Unless another time is specified in the notice or determined by the Board, an officer’s resignation shall be effective upon receipt by the Board.
• An officer may be removed from office for dishonesty, fraud, and/or misrepresentation in connection with the affairs of the organization, or unwillingness or inability to perform the duties of an officer by a two-thirds vote of the Board (excluding the vote of the affected officer).
• If any office becomes vacant, the Board may appoint a successor to fill the office. In the event the Administrative Director is unable or unwilling to complete the current term of office, the Director of Best Practices shall assume the Administrative Director’s duties and office. In the event the Director of Best Practices is unable or unwilling to fulfill the role of Administrative Director, the Board may vote any other current member of the Board to the position for the remainder of the predecessor’s term.

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August Meeting presentation – PDF

Please find attached the PDF presentation for Wendesday’s ALFISIG meeting.

7 Keys to Keeping Your Project on Track_Anitra Hall

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August 31st Meeting

ALFISIG will hold our next meeting soon!

Here are the details:

   Topic   7 Keys to Keeping Your Project on Track
Speaker   Anitra Hall,
Date   August 31, 2011  11:30 am, Central
Daylight Time
Location   Audio Only
MeetingCall-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-
Attendee access code: 130846



Anitra Hall, PMP, will be speaking about “7 Keys to Keeping Your Project on Track “.  Ms. Hall is an accomplished Project Management Professional (PMP) with 12+ years of experiencein working in the Information Technology industry. Her expertise ranges from managing the QA components of various conversion projects to leading and collaborating with multiple groups on large scale technical projects.  Currently, she works as a PM Consultant with BBVA Compass, where she leads IT projects for Retail Liabilities, supporting the bank’s deposit operations. She is a graduate of the University of West Alabama, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. She maintains active memberships in ASQ (American Software for Quality) and the PMI-Birmingham Chapter organizations; whereby she serve as a PMI chapter volunteer for membership. Anitra fastens true to a solid reputation of being a hard-working, team-oriented, and results driven professional. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband Wesley and son Cameron who have been very supportive of her career throughout the years.

Date: Wednesday
August 31, 2011

Time: 11:30 am,
Central Daylight Time

Call-in toll-free
number (US/Canada): 1- 866-476-8702

Attendee access
code: 130846

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