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
<< 

 

 Westside Roundtable

1st Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. (with exceptions)

Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

5350 NE Dawson Creek Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Parking is free and should be plentiful at 7AM.
Check in at front desk; ask to see Curtis Charles or Bill Leineweber

 

Date                                    Topic

7 Mar 2019                         Focused topic: Scope
4 Apr 2019                         Guest – Scott Robinson – Critical Chain Management
2 May 2019                        Open Mic
6 Jun 2019                         Focused topic: Quality
11 Jul 2019                        Guest – either Jeff Oltman or Bob Fisher

 

 Agile Roundtable

2nd Thursday, 7:00a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Sponsored by the Agile Roundtable

Sponsored by AgilePDX the Agile PM Roundtable is going online in an effort to include Agile PM’s from across the city!  The meeting starts promptly at 7a and ends promptly at 8a, but the meeting room will be open 15 minutes before and after the official meeting times to allow you to hang out and talk with colleagues. Please register at https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/ and plan to join with video "on" as this supports the facilitation process and a better experience for everyone. This roundtable alternates between speakers and specific topics (watch Twitter and LinkedIn for details), traditional brainstorming and voting on 2 to 3 focus topics from the group, and a new online Lean Coffee format we are eager to try out.

Moderators:  Jean Richardson, Brian Kronstad, & David Whitlock

Check out the Agile Roundtable Linkedin group.

 Oregon City Roundtable

Unscheduled At This Time

Meeting moved to the Bill Brody Community Center room CC127 also known as the Board Meeting room. 
Building is central to the college so most parking lots around the college are about the same walking distance. 
The lot with the bus stops is the closest. Google Maps has not updated the map yet for the new parking areas.
 

Sponsored by Clackamas Community College

Clackamas Community College
(Bill Brody Commnity Center Room 127)
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

On summer break. Starts back up September 10.

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

Sponsored by the City of Portland

Sixth+Main (previously named Congress Center) Room 513
1050 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204 
Map

The Portland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) is continuing its Downtown Portland Project Management Roundtable series. This session will follow our more traditional roundtable discussion format. Using a modified form of Open Space technology, the session starts with an invitation for anyone to propose a discussion topic (preferably involving project management) for the group to consider. The group then votes on their top 2-3 topics, at which point we enter what often proves to be useful and edifying discussions.

There will be the usual refreshments (courtesy of PMI). We hope to see you there.

Moderators:

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

North Roundtable

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

Sponsored by Daimler Trucks NA

Note the new location starting May 16, 2019:

Daimler Trucks North America Corp 1 TEC – Engineering Training Room
4747 N Channel Ave.
Portland, OR  97217

Map

Moderators:  Claire Mak & Aaron Crosby

DTNA TEC building (Corp 1) is located immediately to the West of the new Corporate Headquarters building on Swan Island. Parking is available in the lot on the East side of Corp 1, directly in front of the new Corporate Headquarters building. After coming down the hill to Swan Island on N. Going St., continue straight onto N Lagoon Ave., and take a left on N. Anchor St., stay to the right and at the light go straight into the Daimler Corporate Campus parking lot.

 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
Map

Moderator:  Arun Batish, PMP

Convenient parking is available.

 Vancouver Roundtable

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

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

Map

Moderator:  Christine Glynn

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. 

 

>> 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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