February
2018

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One-on-One with Ken Loewen from Our Silver Sponsor, Advisicon

Getting to know Ken Loewen from Advisicon.

Learn about PMI Portland’s Upcoming Workshops

Our upcoming workshops will help you gather business requirements with style and scale your next project like a seasoned Mt. Everest explorer!

 

 

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February Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Keynote Presentation: Conflict Courage: Leading to Resolution, with Chris Sheesley

Educational Presentation: Organizational Change Management, with Cole Chatteron

March Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Chapter meeting special: Only $10 to attend the Chapter meeting for members, non-members, students, and guests!

Keynote Presentation: Project Everest: Essential Steps for Successful Projects, with Alan Mallory

Educational Presentation: Age of Agile: Embracing an Agile Mentality, with Alan Mallory

The Psychology, Art and Science of Gathering Business Requirements

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Project management methodologies work “on paper” and “in theory,” unfortunately, they generally fail once people are added to the mix. The focus on the psychology, art, and science of gathering business requirements is the major contributor to project success where success is defined as being on time, within scope, and at or below budget.

Project Everest: Agile Strategies in Leadership and Time Management

Friday, March 23, 2018

In the backcountry, your life depends upon your group’s knowledge, skills and ability to work together. Nowhere is teamwork more important! During the upcoming workshop, Alan Mallory will describe his experience summiting Everest and how project management methodologies were applied. Learn how to foster teamwork and trust with your project teams and how waterfall and agile methods can be integrated.

Certification Classes

Experienced project leaders ready to become certified Project Management Professionals (PMP), and those looking to establish credibility in the application of project management processes as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), will both benefit from this course as they prepare for the Project Management Institute (PMI) certification examination.

This April, PMI Portland Chapter is providing two options to better serve your exam prep needs:

April 9 - 12, 2018

This 4-day boot camp presented by industry-leading project management expert and PMI Registered Education Provider Steve Norton, PMP, will prepare you to take the PMP or CAPM exam in a compressed time-frame.

Saturdays, April 21 - June 2, 2018

This 7-week exam prep class spreads the learning out to allow processing at a slower pace. It is taught by PMI Portland's team of PMP certified instructors, who are experienced project managers from a variety of industries.

Roundtable Meetings

Oregon City Roundtable

Make sure to check out the new dates for the Oregon City Roundtable! This Roundtable is scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month starting February 7, 2018.

Moderators:  Frank Corona and Stephen Wilks

Marylhurst Roundtable

Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 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 PMI 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!

P.S. 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

 
 

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Job Opportunities

Job of the Month

PMI Portland is looking for a paid, part-time Webmaster. Go to the Chapter Volunteer Opportunities page to apply for this vital position. This is a paid position so, don’t let the Volunteer Opportunities posting fool you!

Academic Outreach

Projectified with PMI; In the Know with PMIEF News; and A Research Request from Krasimir Karamfilov, Ph.D.

Volunteer of the Month

The Volunteer of the Month award recognizes a volunteer who has been nominated by their peers for their outstanding work. Nominate someone for this prestigious award!

Chapter Toastmasters Club

Volunteer Opportunities 

 
 

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