Boulder-Gunbarrel Satellite Meeting (NOV 2018)

November 14, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Spectra Logic
6285 Lookout Rd
Boulder, CO 80301,-105.210511,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876bf02d5758f40d:0xd06f70d6f04835d8!8m2!3d40.0712335!4d-105.2083223 Directions

Welcome to the Boulder-Gunbarrel Satellite Chapter Meeting!  

This meeting will project the regular Chapter virtual meeting at Spectra Logic.  You get the lower cost of the virtual meeting but the benefits of networking with your fellow members without having to travel to Aurora or Loveland.  Dinner will be provided for this event (salad and sandwiches from Snarfs).  While we endeavor to accommodate dietary restrictions with our order, we cannot take special requests at this time.  You are welcome to bring your own meal if the pre-ordered meal will not suit your dietary needs.  Please do not arrive prior to 5p as the program team needs this time to set up.

Meeting Schedule

Registration and Networking: 5:00 - 5:30

First presentation: approx. 5:30 - 6:30

Second presentation: approx. 7:00 - 8:15

   PDUs for this event: Technical 1, Leadership 1 (total 2)

First presentation:

  PDU Category: Technical 1

Speaker: Kari Sanders

Title: The Power of Measurement and Prediction: Lessons Learned from Project Management


Whether you are an entry-level project manager trying to improve your skill set to earn a promotion or a midlevel manager looking to tweak your current process with new approaches, The Power of Prediction and Measurement: Lessons Learned from Project Management is a valuable resource to help you reach your career goals.

The topics covered encompass common problems that can plague any project if they are not considered from the beginning. These include, but are not limited to

  • lack of communication with management,
  • unclear roles and responsibilities ,
  • poor time estimates,
  • missing milestones,
  • undefined project scope, and
  • inadequate planning for risks.

In addition to actionable information about preventing these issues, there are tips for overcoming them to get your project back on track after a derailment.

Speaker Bio:

Kari S. Sanders has twenty years of experience with hardware and software development projects ranging from $250,000 to $400 million and currently works in the Program Management Office for a Satellite Ground System program at Raytheon. Her experience spans the project lifecycle as well as systems ranging from optical payloads and spacecraft to satellite ground systems and manufacturing torpedo components. Kari holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics and a B.S. EE from the Colorado School of Mines; an MS EE from UCLA; and an MBA in Strategic Management from Regis University. She is an active member of the Mile Hi chapter. In 2017, she published her first project management book as well as a children’s book.

 Second presentation

 PDU Category: Leadership 1  

Speaker: Hal Lunka

Title: Connecting to the Future

Synopsis: What changes and/or technologies might be on the horizon and threaten and/or render your project management knowledge irrelevant? This interactive presentation will start you thinking about how you will get ahead of the change and keeping yourself relevant as a leader.

Bio Hal is a principal of AVR Associates, Ltd., a consulting firm that integrates the best of Project Management, Six Sigma, Portfolio Management, Management of Change, and other business tools. He is also the Past President of the Denver Metro Project Management Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation that focuses on furthering the understanding of the PMI project management methodology, especially in the K-12 arena. He continues to serve as an advisory board member for the Foundation. Prior to serving the Foundation, he was a past Chair and President of the Project Management Institute Mile Hi Chapter.  His work experience includes many years of experience in the creation and delivery of more than 50 new products to global markets and in various entrepreneurial start ups. Hal has a BSME, an MSME, 5 patents, and taught at the Keller Graduate School of Management for many years.  He served on the Health and Human Services Citizens Advisory Committee for Broomfield County for many years and is a member of the Cherry Creek Toastmaster’s Club.  

Special notes for this event:

CASH and checks will no longer be accepted at the door, please be prepared to use the PMI laptop to register on line if you did not register prior to arrival.  Special meal orders must be received by Sunday before the event. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy

You will be required to review and accept the PMI Mile Hi Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy as part of your registration.  Please review it here.

For questions about the Chapter Meetings, contact the VP, Professional Development at


$25.00 Member Ticket
$32.00 after 05:00 pm November 13
$20.00 Earlybird rate before November 8

$35.00 Non-Member Ticket
$42.00 after 5:00 pm November 13
$30.00 Earlybird rate before November 8