PMI Portland Outreach

By Regina Koli, Director of Academic Outreach

PMI Portland Academic Scholarship for Undergraduates and Graduates

It’s that time again! PMI Portland is sponsoring an Academic Scholarship up to US $2,500 for 2-year, 4-year and graduate students attending an accredited academic institution pursuing degrees in project management or a related project management programs. To apply for this scholarship, complete the Academic Application for Undergraduates and Graduates. When you complete this application, you will be considered for all academic scholarships for which you meet the criteria, so separate applications are not required for individual scholarships. The application opens on January 1, 2018 and closes on May 1, 2018. All notification of application status will be made to the email address you provide in your scholarship application. Find out more about the scholarship guidelines here and apply! Deadline is May 1, 2018.

News from PMI Academic Network

Learn more here on Pulse of the Profession, PMI’s annual global survey of project, program and portfolio managers charting the major trends in project management. PMI’s latest Pulse of the Profession ® research reinforces that employing proven project management practices leads to greater organizational success. High-performing companies waste 21 times less money than their underperforming counterparts. An analysis of the research shows that investing in actively engaged executive sponsors, avoiding scope creep and maturing program delivery capabilities are the three leading ways organizations can save money.

In the Know with PMIEF News

Learn more here about how Veteran-turned-project-manager Tersia Eaves shares a project plan for pro bono PM success. Having worked with NPower on the Speed Mentoring program since 2012, she recently developed and implemented a project plan that can be rolled out across the country; serving any number of communities. Tersia has organized this article into the major steps that it takes to build this type of program and she hopes we are able to find some use in our communities as well.

Research Request Letter

Dear PMI Members, My name is Krasimir Karamfilov, a Ph.D. in Management student at Walden

University. Over the last six months, I have been working with PMI Portland’s Academic Outreach team to secure project teams for my doctoral study. I attended the Chapter Meetings in May and November this year and spoke to many of your members. The response the study has received has been very positive and a few PMI Portland members expressed interest in participating in the study with their project teams. I need to recruit 66 project teams for the study, which will examine the effect of leaders’ endorsement of workplace fun and organizational playfulness climate on the creativity of project teams. I’m contacting you today to ask for your help on the study to the volunteers of PMI Portland and Members to ultimately procure project teams to participate in the study. Thank you for our support and assistance.


Krasimir Karamfilov

Ph.D. in Management

Walden University  

About the Author

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Regina Koli, Director of Academic Outreach

Regina is an industry professional in Finance, Insurance and Mortgage. She held professional licenses in the finance industry, series 6 and 63, and also health and Life. Her mortgage and banking industry background stems from a Teller to Senior Banker to Home Equity and 1st mortgage underwriter. Regina earned her CAPM during her studies  at The Oregon Institute of Technology then graduated and holds a BS in Operations Management. Additional certifications  include Business Analysis, and Agile methodologies. She looks forward to bringing the knowledge of project management and PMI into our local colleges and universities.

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