June
2018

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Chapter President Stephen Wilks

Hello PMI Portland Community! Usually I include a request for volunteers and we still need your experience and skills but as this is my last post as president I have other things on my mind. The chapter is going through some growing pains but I believe we are on the right path... Read more...

 
 

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You Say Hello, I Say Goodbye

After one year as President-Elect and one year as PMI-Portland Chapter President, Stephen Wilks, ends his post and will pass the baton to President-Elect Titu Hariharan in July. Stephen brought a wealth of experience to this volunteer position and made significant inroads into building up the infrastructure of the Chapter. Read more...

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Next Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

This month’s meeting features the Keynote Presentation: Breakthrough Mindsets - Tap into a Better State of Mind, with Dave and Kim Ryder, and the Educational Presentation: Seeking the Holy Grail of Alignment: How to Identify Hidden Project Gaps and Fix Them, with Kip Davis.

Chapter meetings include an educational presentation, a keynote presentation, and a meal.

Register by 6/13/18 to avoid any late fees.

Annual Conference 2018

Mark your calendars: Sep. 14, 2018 at Oregon Convention Center

We are excited to bring Mr. Spencer Horn as our closing keynote speaker for this year’s annual conference, marking our 35-year-old anniversary milestone. Spencer Horn is a coach, facilitator and counselor to businesses across the country. Mr. Horn’s speech will draw on his 26 years of experience to re-energize seasoned project managers and ignite emerging professionals, using innovative tools to increase organizational effectiveness.He inspires change to develop a powerful culture, effective communication, high performing teams, and engagement.

Our theme this year is “PACE: Projects, Agility, Change, Empower". Our largest interdisciplinary educational experience is now 17 years old. Bigger, better, and busier than ever, this year we expect a 700-strong turnout of project managers and other leading lights from the industry under one roof!

Registration is now open. Don’t forget to reserve your seat.  Attendees can use the code:AC18NLEB to receive a $50 discount.

Registered PMI Chapter Members automatically recieve $100 discount in addtion but must be logged on when registering on the website.

For more information, see Annual Conference 2018 Registration

Workshops

Agile Adaptive Planning and Estimating

June 22, 2018

This interactive, hands-on workshop, taught by Diane Brady, founder of ProALT Consulting, LLC, will guide you through the low-tech, but structured, process to move from an idea to a fully developed storyboard that tells a story and communicates scope, priorities, high-level

estimate of work and flushes out risks and dependencies. You’ll be exposed to the tools and best practices for creating and maintaining an adjustable iterative planning structure and reporting process.

Certification Classes

The PMI Portland Chapter offers certification prep courses for project leaders ready to become Project Management Professionals (PMP), individuals looking to establish credibility in the application of project management processes as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), and Agile professionals looking for formal recognition with the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) credential.

PMP/CAPM Boot Camp: July 16-19, 2018

This 4-day PMP/CAPM 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.

PMI-ACP: October 27-November 10, 2018

The 3-day PMI-ACP course provides 21 hours of instruction and 21 PDUs but homework is required! It will be delivered on Saturdays, starting October 27-November 10, 2018. That means you can get great career-enhancing training and 21 PDUs in just 3-days!

Want to attend the PMI-ACP classes but October 2018 doesn’t work for you? Check out the February 2019 class option.

Roundtables

PMI hosts various roundtables across the metro area. Roundtables are a great way to get connect, earn PDUs and guidance on project issues from fellow PMs. Click here to learn more about roundtables and find the one closest you. Note that as we move into the summer schedule some round-tables are on altered schedules.

Chapter Event Calendar 

 
 

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PMI Portland Member Featured on International Project Management Podcast

Mike Goss, PMP®, DTM®, Certified Coach® and well-known PMI-Portland Chapter member, was recently featured on the “Manage This,” podcast for project managers.  Produced by Velociteach, “Manage This” is hosted by Founder Andy Crowe and Executive VP, Bill Yates. It has an international audience of more than 10,000 listeners and growing.

Mike weaves a rich selection of stories about his work on various projects over the last three decades. Connect to Mike’s interview on "Manage This."  Look for episode 57 - The Ups and The Downs: From Elevators to Aircraft. Read more...

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!

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!

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Volunteer Opportunities 

Annual Conference Volunteers

The Call for Annual Conference volunteers is out! Interested volunteers can apply by emailing: ac_volunteer@pmi-portland.org or by visiting PMI Portland website.

 
 

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