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

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

6 Dec 2018                         Focused topic: Communication
10 Jan 2019                       Guest – Todd Williams on Project Failures
7 Feb 2019                         Open Mic
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


 Downtown-Agile Roundtable

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

Sponsored by the Downtown Agile Roundtable

The PMI Portland Agile 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 plan to join with video "on" as this supports the facilitation process and a better experience for everyone. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

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

Check out the Agile Roundtable Linkedin group.

 Oregon City Roundtable

3rd Thursday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

New schedule: 

  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21

Please note also that the old parking lot for DeJardin is under construction (Extending DeJardin) and the fences around the construction may make the Blue Parking lot a better option. It is a little harder to get to during the contstruction but worth the walk.

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

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

Location:  Congress Center - 1001 SW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97201 - Room 513

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.

Please note:  Construction has closed the 6th Avenue entry to the building, but the 5th Avenue entrance is open. 

Your Downtown PDX PMI roundtable moderators:

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






Below are instructions for creating a PMI account and being able to receive these announcements from PMI directly. 

We will be sending future roundtable notifications from PMI Portland’s mailing system. In order to continue to receive notifications, you’ll need to sign up at PMI Portland’s Roundtable Mailing List Sign up. Fortunately, it’s easy. See below for intstructions.

1. Open PMI Portland Chapter’s Roundtable page:

2. Scroll down on the Roundtable page to Roundtable Mailing List Sign Up on the right side of the page.

3. Click the Subscribe button.



4.  Select the “Roundtable-Downtown” option (and any other roundtables you are interested in).

5. Enter your name, your email, fill out the captcha.

6. Click Subscribe.


 North Roundtable

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

Sponsored by Daimler Trucks NA

November Meeting: “Agile and Scrum:  An introduction to Agile as a Mindset, the details of the Scrum Framework, and benefits of applying these concepts.”

The session will be taught by two accomplished Daimler Trucks North America trainers who’ve held numerous internal training session for our own employees. They are Pat Harmon and Devin Scheirman.

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.

Special meeting in December ... Friday, December 7th.

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. 


>> 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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