The Project Management Guide
The Project Management Guide or (PMG) is one of your most powerful personal and professional development tools as a Jaycee. It is the key to running successful events, celebrating your achievements, learning from your mistakes, and leaving something tangible for future leaders and for your own professional portfolio.
About the PMG
The project management guide is a document that helps you plan, execute, and evaluate any Jaycee project in the four areas shown below:
This is one of the most visible aspects of the Jaycees and, for many people, the most valuable. Community development encompasses all of the projects that benefit the citizens of the community, and is funded by dollars raised from management development projects.
With the amount of volunteer hours put in each year by our members, it is only appropriate to thank them with great social events. As a leadership training organization, we also hold individual development (ID) courses on topics ranging from public speaking to wine tasting. Some events we the Jaycees have held include: chili cookoffs, beekeeping, professional cookie decorating, golfing, landscaping, sushi making, and more!
The Management Development Area includes all of the fundraising projects of the chapter. The money raised through the management projects helps fund the rest of the projects under the community, individual and state areas. Jaycees Management projects allow the organization to give funds to area charities, projects and programs.
Membership development encompasses member recruitment and retention activities, which includes sending out renewal notices, coordinating recruitment efforts and making monthly reports to the NC Jaycees on membership retention and new members. Membership officers also hold new member orientations and assist the state director with documentation of member activation.
Q: What does PMG stand for?
A: Project Management Guide
Q: Where can I find a BLANK copy of a PMG?
A: Right here: Blank-Project-Management-Guide
Q: Who approves my PMG?
A: Your PMG should be presented to and approved by your Board of Directors, unless your ask for funds is very significant, in which case it may also need to be approved by your general membership.
Q: Do I need a PMG for every Project?
A: Not necessarily. Consult your Board of Directors for guidance on when a PMG is required.
Q: Can I complete my PMG after I’ve already ran my Project?
A: Maybe. It’s a good idea to complete the preliminary questions before you run the project so you can evaluate it properly, but please consult your Board of Directors.
Q: Why should I create a PMG for my Project?
A: PMGs are beneficial for large projects that you plan to repeat in the future. They can protect your chapter, be submitted for awards and recognition, provide guidance for future project leaders, and be part of your own portfolio for job interviews.