PMI Portland Chapter

Chapter Meeting 2016-05

Chapter Meeting

May 24, 2016

Registration Opens April 24

Keynote Presentation

Risk Management - Texas Hold'em Tactics for the Project Manager, with Dr. James Brown 

Educational Presentation

Growing Your PM Leadership Tool Kit, with Connie Plowman 

Keynote Presentation

Risk Management - Texas Hold'em Tactics for the Project Manager

Texas Hold’em has seen an explosion in popularity since the World Poker Championships have been featured on TV. Part of this popularity is the easiness of the game to learn, the rush of winning, and the luck factor that is involved. Playing the game is simple. Winning consistently is not simple. The winning Texas Hold’em player has two tactics that project managers must also have to be successful.

About the Speaker

brown jamesJames T. Brown Ph.D., president of SEBA® Solutions Inc., a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, has provided training and consulting services for dozens of companies nationally and internationally. He has sixteen years of NASA experience that includes "hands on" experience as a team member, project manager and serving in executive level organizational leadership roles. He provides consulting services in project management and has served as a subject matter expert for a leading project software vendor. James is the author of The Handbook of Program Management published by McGraw-Hill. He has been published in PM Network, PE Magazine, Projects@Work, PMI Community Post and PM World Today. A recognized authority in project management, he is a frequently invited keynote speaker on project management areas of interest and leadership. Dr. Brown has a patent for a project scheduling methodology, and has received numerous awards including "Engineer of the Year" from the Cape Canaveral Technical Societies and is a recipient of the "NASA Public Service Medal" for exceptional contributions to NASA's mission. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and the National Speakers Association. James has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, a MS in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

Educational Presentation

GrowingYour PM Leadership Tool Kit 

About the Speaker

plowman connieLeading this session is CONNIE PLOWMAN, PMP. Connie is all about leadership – as a volunteer leader, an education leader and a corporate leader.
As a volunteer leader, Connie has been a PMI-Portland Chapter President, Region Mentor, member of the Leadership Institute Advisory Group (LIAG), PMI Professional Awards Program MAG, Chapter Member Advisory Group, and numerous chapter board positions and committees. Today, Connie serves as the Class Advisor for PMI’s Leadership Institute Master Class, a one-year leadership program. As an education leader, Connie was the Interim Executive Director of the CLIMB Center for Advancement with Portland Community College. She currently teaches (part-time) project management and leadership courses for various education institutions, growing our future project managers and emerging business leaders. As a corporate leader, Connie worked for Cadence Management Corporation, an international project management training and consulting company and PMI Registered Education Provider. After 22 years with the firm, Connie retired as their Chief Operating Officer (COO). For 12 years, she worked in employee, customer and executive education with IBM Corporation. In 2002, she achieved her Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. When she passed the PMP exam, Barry Manilow was on the radio singing “It’s a Miracle!”


Roasted Wild Salmon
With Fresh Dill Pollen, Sweet Peas, Radish,Lemon Jasmine Rice & Beurre Blanc
Portobello Steak
Herb Grilled Portobello, Kale Pine Nut Pesto,Roasted Cauliflower, Grilled Pepper, Broccoli Puree

Tiramisu for dessert


Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon

Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!

4:00  Registration table opens
4:30  Educational presentation
5:30  Networking
5:35  New member welcome meeting
6:00  Dinner & announcements
7:00  Keynote presentation


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Chapter Meeting includes Educational presentation, Keynote presentation and meal. 
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