Roundtables

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 roundtable@pmi-portland.org


>> 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
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 Westside Roundtable

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

Sponsored by City of Beaverton & Faithful+Gould

Beaverton Building
12725 SW Millikan Way
Council Chambers, 1st floor
Beaverton, OR 97005
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Moderators:  Maria Schaeffer & Megan Braunsten

Please join us for presentations and active conversation about your own experiences and approaches. And of course free Bogza coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided.  Come participate in the knowledge-sharing. We will progress through the PMI framework of each process group (Initiation, Planning, Monitor & Control, and Close. We will share our project experiences, policies, and procedures and express our thoughts, successes and failures with the hopes of learning from each other.

Parking Options:

  1. Multi-level parking structure next to Beaverton City Hall Building (unlimited time)  *RECOMMENDED*
  2. Parking lot for the Beaverton Round *3-hr PARKING LIMIT* (along Rose Biggi Rd)

Public Transportation Option:

      Max Rail – Stop:  Beaverton Central

 Downtown-Agile Roundtable

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

Sponsored by the Downtown Agile Roundtable

The Standard
900 SW Fifth Ave.
Classrooms 1&2 (on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe)
Portland, OR 97204
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Moderators:  Jean Richardson & Brian Kronstad

Check out the Agile Roundtable Linkedin group.

 Oregon City Roundtable

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

Meeting moved to the 1st Wednesday each month. Starting 2/7/2018

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 Tuesday, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Meeting moved to the 2nd Tuesday each month starting 2/13/2018

Sponsored by the Downtown Roundtable

To engage what are always lively discussions we use a modified form of Open Space technology where each roundtable session starts with an invitation for anyone to propose a discussion topic, preferably involving project management for the group to consider further discussion.  The group then votes on their top 2-3 topics, at which point we enter what often proves to be useful and edifying (and facilitated) discussions. 
 
BDS 
2020 SW 4th Ave.
CH2M Hill Building
Suite 190 - Lincoln Conference Room
Portland, OR 97201

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Moderators:  Mark Liebe, Wes Smith, Saby Waraich

 

 North Roundtable

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

Sponsored by Daimler Trucks NA

February Topic: “PMBOK Sixth Edition: There's a new PMBOK in town. Learn the differences from the previous PMBOK, and why it matters to your projects.”

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
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Moderator:  Nancy Grengs

Convenient parking is available.

 Vancouver Roundtable

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

February meeting cancelled due to weather.

Pacific Continental Bank
101 E 6th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660

Map

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.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 21st, 5:30 - 7:00 PM in Flavia Salon for our monthly PMI Roundtable at Marylhurst.

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 February is Sharon Richardson. Dr. Richardson holds a PhD in Business Strategy from the Sir John Cass School of Business at City University in London, England and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. A proven, results-driven leader with more than 20 years of multi-industry experience and an active entrepreneur, mentor and investor in Oregon, Dr. Richardson brings with her a wealth of expertise. Her career has spanned six countries and four continents. Dr. Richardson will use the Strategy and Business Management category within the PMI Talent Triangle™ to frame her work with us. 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.” Future facilitators will bring expertise in technical and leadership aspects of project management.

Share PM trends, challenges and successes.  Tap into new talent and ideas.  Explore different PM career paths. Business and education come together for networking and knowledge – an evening of interesting and productive dialogue.  We connect experts and practitioners with emerging project managers.  There is often a balance of junior and senior Project Managers from a variety of disciplines to provide an eclectic viewpoint.  It can be extremely valuable and fun – and it’s free!   

These meetings are worth 1 PDU for PMI credential holders, and grow the knowledge bank of students and practitioners.  

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!

PS: There might be people in your network or organization doing project management work, or considering a career move into more project-based work. Please share this message as appropriate. There is a flyer attached suitable for use on bulletin boards. Thank you!

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

Moderators:  John A. Erickson and Susan Marcus

Convenient parking is available.

>> Click here for a copy of the campus map

>> Click here to see general information about roundtables at PMI Portland Chapter

 

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


 

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