February Dinner Meeting

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Check-in and Networking and drop-off for Martha's Table food donations (see below for details)
6:30 - 8:00 pm: Dinner and Dessert Buffet
7:00 - 7:30 pm: Chapter Meeting and Announcements
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Main Presentation

Main Presentation

Project Management Analytics: A Data Driven Approach for Effective Project Decisions

Mary M. Dunaway, Ph.D.

Topic Summary

We will focus on the use and application of Analytics for Project Management and how to effectively communicate results to stakeholders. The following topics will be covered:

  1. Data-driven decision making in Project Management
  2. How data analytics can be used to improve project outcomes
  3. Common analytical concepts, software, and tools for analysis
  4. Best Practices for communicating analytic results to engage stakeholders

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn and hear about:

  • Understand Data Analytics concepts, software, and tools
  • Identify Important PM Qualities to Deliver Analytics Projects
  • Application of Best Practices for Storytelling with Data

About the Speaker

Mary M. Dunaway, Ph.D.

mark jan 20Mary M. Dunaway, Ph.D. is new faculty in the Earl G. Graves School of Business & Management at Morgan State University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Information Science and Systems department where she teaches Information Systems (undergraduate) and Project Management (graduate) courses. Also, Dr. Dunaway is actively involving in the Morgan State University effort to obtain the PMI Global Accreditation for its Master of Science in Project Management program. In 2014, Dr. Dunaway received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She earned her PMP distinction in 2004.
Prior to an academic career, Mary spent over 25 years in various leadership roles in corporate project and program portfolio management in support of Enterprise Technology Systems. As a rising scholar, she has successfully published several journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

She is a dynamic STEM academic who is a sought-out speaker and panelist for numerous conferences/workshops sharing her expertise in Information Systems and Data Analytics. Her research in Text Analytics was released in June, 2017 in the edited book, Analytics and Data Science: Advances in Research and Pedagogy. Additionally, Mary’s research, “Collaboration in a Data Analytics Curricula: An Active Learning Approach was recognized as one of 20 Best papers at the 2017 Americas Conference on Information Systems.

Professional Development Units

1.5 PDUs

CCR PDU Category
0.5 - Strategic and Business Management
1.0 – Technical Project Management

In line with our mission to support our membership -- and in support of Federal government employees and contractors whose families have been affected by the shutdown, PMISSC will be collecting food during the February 13th Dinner meeting to donate to Martha's Table.  Please use the guidelines noted on the website at the following link https://marthastable.org/donate/food-donationsWe will only be accepting non-perishable donations. 
As an incentive, every attendee who donates to this worthy cause will receive an extra raffle ticket!  :-)


Early Bird Online $40

  • Pre-register and pay online during the early bird registration period to receive a $10 discount on registration
  • With early registration, students pay $20; non-students pay $40
  • Early bird registration ends at February 5th.

Regular Online $50

  • Online registration (regular, non-early bird) closes at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month (the evening before the Dinner Meeting).

Student Online $30

  • Students must enter the code STUDENT in the coupon field when registering in order to pay $30 (or $20 if registering during “early bird” period!), and must show their student ID at the registration desk the day of the meeting

Walk-in, Day-of Registration $50

  • Walk-in registrations accepted with cash, check or credit card.

Benefits of registering in advance

  1. Discount on registration
  2. Payment may be made by credit/debit card or PayPal account (only cash or check accepted at the door)
  3. Early registrants receive a pre-printed name badge at the meeting (useful for networking)
  4. Early registrants are automatically entered into a drawing for a free dinner meeting coupon

Registration Cancellations

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Event Properties

Event Date

02-13-2019 6:00 pm

Event End Date

02-13-2019 9:00 pm

Registration Start Date


Cutoff Date

02-12-2019 7:30 pm

Individual Price

$50 ($40 for early bird registration)


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Event Properties

Event Date 02-13-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-13-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date 02-12-2019 7:30 pm
Individual Price $50 ($40 for early bird registration)
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