APRIL
2016

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BLUE MOUNTAINPRESIDENT'S LETTER

 
 

Greetings from the Oval Office

Read Saby's take on Elections, upcoming events and more.  

 
 

BLUE MOUNTAIN

ARTICLES

 
 

Measuring Collaboration

A clear consensus in PM literature is related to the importance of the communication activity in projects.  But should we measure time time spent on communications or the substance of the communication?

Project Management, Denial and the Death Zone

Peter Fowler reviews this book that entertains and educates.

Big Changes in this year's Annual Conference

Jean Richardson reveals plans for an expanded Annual Conference to be held at the Oregon Convention Center, August 26-27, 2016.

Mentoring Program Update

The Chapter Mentoring Program has been underway for several months, and we currently have 14 mentors and mentees.

PDU Reporting Expert

Read some new FAQs about the revised program.

PM Tech Corner

Tim Runcie announces a new, lighter project management tool from Microsoft.

 

 

BLUE MOUNTAINEVENTS

 

 

Next Chapter Meeting

April 19, 2016  Late registration begins Sunday, April 17.
Keynote Presentation:  Bullying in Project Management – The Canary in the Coal Mine, with Paul Pelletier

Educational Presentation:  Building a Better Brain: Improving Your Project Decision-Making, with Brad Hermanson, PE

Next meeting will be May 24, 2016, the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

April 15, 2016  Participants will come away with a greater understanding of the challenges of leading multicultural teams and the skills required to effectively lead people and change in cross-cultural contexts. 

Bullying in Project Management

April 20, 2016  The Canary in the Coal Mine.  Become acquainted with the many proactive, preventative measures that project managers can take to mitigate the risks of project bullying and improve the workplace environment for everyone.  Read this article about this important topic.

Project Management Information Fair for Veterans

May 22, 2016  This is a free event for military veterans and their spouses to learn about educational and career opportunities in Project Management. 

Conflict Management for Project Managers

May 25, 2016  When properly handled, conflicts are resolved in a manner that maintains relationships and produces mutually agreeable outcomes.

Organization Change Management for Project Teams

June 10, 2016  This workshop helps PMO managers, executive sponsors, project managers, and their project teams understand why and how to make change last.

Certified Scaled Agilist Workshop

June 16-17, 2016  The SAFe® Agilist certification program is for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean-Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise.

2016 Annual Conference

August 26-27, 2016  The dates are set and the venue is booked.  Watch our site and your email for details as they become available.  Currently we are taking applications for Track Speakers and for Volunteers.  Get involved today!

Toastmasters Club News

Read what's been happening with the Chapter Toastmasters Club.  It's never too late to join!

Roundtable News

Visit the Roundtable web page for the latest on speakers, special events and meeting date or location changes.

Chapter Event Calendar

 
 
 

BLUE MOUNTAINCOMMUNITY

 
 

Join the Web Team!

The Operations Portfolio Web Team is activly seeking new volunteers.  Get your hands dirty with Joomla open-source applications.  Training provided.  

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!  Many congratulations to the March Volunteer of the Month - Sunny Zobel

Anchors Aweigh!

Join Us For Our Annual Volunteer Recognition Event on the Portland Spirit, June 4, 2016!  Volunteers, watch your email for details.

PMI Portland Chapter Sponsors a Scholarship

Applicants must be a resident of the Portland Metro area and be entrolled in or applying for an accredited 2- or 4-year degree program in Project Management.

Job Opportunities

Chapter Members, receive the latest PM job openings in your email.  Recent job postings:

  • Business Analyst III
  • Jr. Project Manager/Coordinator
  • Business Systems Analyst

PMI Portland Chapter Toastmasters Club

Do you want to become a better speaker?  Learn leadership skills?  Earn PDUs?  Come join your fellow PMI Portland Chapter members every Wednesday evening.

Become a Volunteer Today!

What better time to earn PDUs, grow your network, learn new skills, and have fun

  • Nominations are open to run for a Board position
  • Volunteer positions are open for the Annual Conference
  • There are several new ongoing positions in Marketing, and more!

Welcome New Volunteers

Newsletter Edited by:  Kaylan Adams

 
 

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