A roundtable is a meeting where Project Managers discuss issues they face on a daily basis. Roundtables are held throughout the Portland-Vancouver area and each meeting has its own personality. They usually follow a basic pattern but sometimes use a different format for ongoing discussions. The meetings always start with introductions and usually a solicitation for topics. Topics tabled from previous meetings, that are still current issues, are given priority. The topics are selected by attendees based on that roundtable’s rules and opened for discussion. Sometimes topics are prearranged, such as when preparation time for topic facilitation is needed.

These meetings are worth 1 PDU to PMPs, and can be extremely valuable and fun. There is often a balance of junior and senior Project Managers from a variety of disciplines to provide an eclectic viewpoint.

 Important Information

  • You do not need to be a Chapter member to attend a roundtable meeting.
    You do not need to RSVP or sign up to attend a roundtable meeting.
  • Meeting dates and times may change, and special events may be planned.  Sign up for the Roundtable mailing list(s) and you will receive meeting notifications and minutes via email. See Roundtable Sign Up at right.

For more information, contact the Director of Roundtables at

>> For details about a specific Roundtable meeting, please click on it from the Event Listing Page or the Calendar
or the Upcoming Roundtables list to the right of this page

 Westside Roundtable

1st Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Coming in September, Hillsboro location. Details in August.


 Downtown-Agile Roundtable

2nd Wednesday, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Downtown Agile Roundtable

The Standard
900 SW Fifth
Classrooms 1&2 (on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe)
Portland, OR 97204

Moderators:  Jean Richardson & Brian Kronstad

Check out the Agile Roundtable Linkedin group.

 Oregon City Roundtable

1st Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Last meeting for Summer was June 6, 2018.  See this site for updates to new schedule after August 2018.

Sponsored by Clackamas Community College

Clackamas Community College
(DeJardin Room 226)
19600 Molalla Avenue
Oregon City, OR  97045

Moderators:  Frank Corona and Stephen Wilks

Clackamas Community College and PMI Portland are sponsoring a roundtable for project managers and those trying to break into project management fields, such as project management students and project management job seekers. Experienced PM and BA welcome at all levels. We need your knowledge and experience as well! This is a college based meeting so schedule may move based on PM Students and Faculty schedules. Please subscribe for updates.

 Downtown Roundtable

2nd Wednesday, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

The Portland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) is continuing its Downtown PDX Project Management Roundtables series. For June, we present:

Cloud Intelligence empowers Project Management, with Sunil Jain 

We are rapidly entering an era where Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as Business Intelligence (BI) could be delivered on-demand from utility-scale Cloud any-where any-time at commodity pricing. Traditional Six Sigma businesses are re-inventing themselves with Agile & Lean, and consumers’ quality & experience expectations are changing in unprecedented manners. Cloud AI-BI today could automate out many of the project management functions that were historically considered rather sophisticated, like: estimation, optimization, predictive analytics, decision support, resource management, monitoring & reporting. Key risks & dependencies can be analyzed; scopes & budgets optimized; costs & mistakes reduced; and overall efficiency can be improved. Undeniably the outcomes of Cloud Intelligence powered Project Management could be amazing; albeit with one potential side effect that the practitioners with traditional PM skillset could be rendered archaic!

In this session, Sunil will provide insights to the emerging cloud AI-BI technologies; how the classic PM functions could be augmented with the state-of-art innovations; and what new skills should be acquired by practicing Project Managers to take full advantage of the Cloud AI-BI.

Sunil's Biography

Sunil Jain is a senior executive/consultant with extensive leadership experiences creating global corporate strategies, building cutting-edge cloud-client-IoT technologies,  and driving-monetizing hyperscale products from concept-to-launch including go-to-market with variety of partners.

Sunil is a hands-on, out-of-the-box thinker with 14 patents, keynotes, awards, publications and an MSEE degree.

Besides his professional corporate engagements, Sunil is an active angel, mentor, TiE-charter, hiker, farmer & poet.

Location:  2020 SW 4th Ave, Suite 190, Portland OR 97201 - CH2M Hill Center

There will be the usual refreshments (courtesy of PMI).

We hope to see you there.
Your Downtown PDX PMI roundtable moderators:

  • Mark Liebe, Ph.D., P.E., CSM
  • Saby Waraich, PMP
  • Wesley Smith, PMP








 North Roundtable

3rd Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Daimler Trucks NA

DTNA Corp 9 - Cascadia Room
4435 N Channel Ave.
Portland, OR  97217


Moderators:  Claire Mak & Aaron Crosby

DTNA Corp 9 building is located immediately to the East of the new Corporate Headquarters building on Swan Island.  Parking is available in the lot on the East side of Corp 9. After coming down the hill to Swan Island on N. Going St., turn left at the first traffic light (N. Port Center Wasy @ McDonald's).  Take immediate right and the parking area is on the left next to the river.

 Northeast Roundtable

4th Tuesday, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Sponsored by the Northeast Roundtable

The Portland State Office Building on Oregon Street
800 NE Oregon Street
Room 1E
Portland, OR 97232

Moderator:  Nancy Grengs

Convenient parking is available.

 Vancouver Roundtable

4th Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Columbia Bank
101 E 6th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660


Moderator:  Jim Scott

If you have project-related or professional questions to share and explore, and would like to exchange knowledge with PMI professionals possessing experience in a wide variety of industries, please join our monthly roundtable for timely in-depth discussions on relevant project management topics!  Note: we have donuts and coffee!

Convenient parking is available nearby. 

 Marylhurst University Roundtable

3rd Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Flavia Salon, Flavia Hall
17600 Pacific Highway
Marylhurst, OR 97036

Please join us on Wednesday, May 16th, 5:30 - 7:00 PM in Flavia Salon for our monthly PMI Roundtable at Marylhurst University.

These events are free of charge, and membership in the Project Management Institute is not required. Parking is free on campus. The PMI Roundtable provides an opportunity to connect the business and education project management communities together. 

We are pleased to announce our facilitator for May is Earle Broadbent, MBA, M.Ed. As a 2015 recipient of Marylhurst University’s Excellence in Academic Service and Teaching award, a contributing member to the Association of North America Higher Education Council, and a Beta Sigma Delta scholastic honor society member, Earle demonstrates exceptional talents for instructional leadership. Additionally, Earle has extensive commercial expertise in the development and introduction of new innovations and products for consumer and industrial applications.  These background experiences and skills make Earle an outstanding facilitator for our evening event featuring the Business and Strategy aspect of the PMI Talent Triangle™.

We are using the PMI Talent Triangle™ as a framework for our Roundtables. According to the Project Management Institute, “the ideal skill set -- the Talent Triangle -- is a combination of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management expertise.” These meetings are worth 1 PDU for those holding a PMI credential.  

Moderators:  Jimmy J Godard and Susan Marcus

We'd love to have you join us. Please RSVP here so we can make sure our catering numbers are accurate. We look forward to seeing you! 

Convenient parking is available.

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