MARCH
2016

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BLUE MOUNTAINPRESIDENT'S LETTER

 
 

Greetings from the Oval Office

Saby Waraich keeps us up to date on Chapter activities such as Board strategic planning, Networking Activities for members, and the Annual Conference.

 
 

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ARTICLES

 
 

The PM's Top 5 Strategic Challenges

Today's business environment is complex, demanding and ever-changing.  What are the top 5 challenges unique to the profession of Project Management?

What To Do When Agile Turns Rigid?

Which aspects of Agile can afford to be more rigid, and which must be kept flexible?

Project Management 2.0

Candice Smits reviews an essential read for all project managers.

PM Tech Corner

Tim Runcie talks about his free PDU and free training resources for PMs.

 

 

BLUE MOUNTAINEVENTS

 

 

Next Chapter Meeting

March 15, 2016  Late registration begins Sunday, March 13.
Keynote Presentation: How to Leverage Video in Business, aka Stop Hiding from the Camera! with Jeany Park
Educational Presentation:
Video conferencing in project management: no more sleeping remote employees! with Geoff Weinberg

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.

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.

Roundtable News

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

Agile, Innovation and Beyond

April 8-9, 2016  PMI Puget  Sound Chapter presents an event that will differentiate you from the competition and position you for the future direction of your profession!

Accelerate Results 2016

April 19-21, 2016  This event is designed to maximize your application of new thinking; offering exposure to a collection of established and emergent thinking and practices, all centered around what you truly desire: Results.

 
 
 

BLUE MOUNTAINCOMMUNITY

 
 

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 February Volunteers of the Month - Kris Ressler and Valerie D'Sa-Mayer.

Anchors Aweigh!

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

Job Opportunities

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

  • Kaiser Project Manager
  • Digital Project Manager
  • IT Project Manager

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

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  • Asst. Dir. of Mentoring Program

Welcome New Volunteers

Newsletter Edited by:  Kaylan Adams

 
 

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