OCTOBER
2016

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BLUE MOUNTAINPRESIDENT'S LETTER

 
 

Greetings from Jimmy Godard

Read all about making connections, the Leadership Institute and more!

 
 

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ARTICLES

 
 

Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

The U.S. House of Representatives has recently approved the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA), which will enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout the federal government. The Project Management Institute (PMI) strongly supports this important legislation reforming federal program management policy.

Microsoft’s O365 Time Reporter App

Tim  Runcie has been getting queries on “Is there a way for project team members to update schedules directly, without having to open the MS Project schedule?” You bet there is!  Read all about it here.

 

 

BLUE MOUNTAINEVENTS

 

 

Next Chapter Meeting

October 18, 2016  

Keynote Presentation: How to Innovate when Markets Transform, with Mohan Nair
Educational Presentation: Get Your Survey Out of a Rut, Get a Better Survey, with Martha Brooke

Rapid Product Definition & Validation

October 14, 2016 (8:30-12:30)

This fast-paced (half-day) workshop guides project planning, definition, and validation in early stage development.

Expand Your Global Mindset

November 18, 2016

If our our colleagues, team members, or clients are based in a different geography, or has a cultural background that differs from our own, we need to learn new skills to be effective in our collaboration.

Movie Premiere:  "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

Don't miss this Chapter Members Only event on November 18.  Bring up to 3 guests.  

PMP/CAPM 4-day Bootcamp

December 5 - 8, 2016 

This four day bootcamp, led by Mike Goss, will bring the PMBOK® methodology and real-world experience into focus. It will walk you through the skills and strategies that are essential to passing the PMP and CAPM exams.   Registration closes November 13 - don't delay!

Introducing the PMI Portland Mobile App!

Chapter events will soon be enhanced by our adoption of this powerful event management communication device.

Sign up for the PMI-ACP Course

Registration for the winter PMI-ACP prep course will open soon and at a substantial savings for PMI Portland Chapter members!

PMI Portland Toastmasters Club 

PMI Portland Toastmasters club celebrated our 1 year anniversary on June 30, 2016.  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.

 
 
 

BLUE MOUNTAINCOMMUNITY

 
 

PMIEF Academic Scholarship Recipients

Many congratulations to Elizabeth Milan and Hans Van Der Schaaf, the 2016-2017 recipients for the PMI Education Foundation Academic Scholarships.

How to Connect with PMI Global

A number of volunteer committees are chartered by PMI to advise the staff on issues based on their expertise.  Check this new column to find out how you might become involved!

Become a Volunteer Today!

It's a new year and teams are forming!  Get in on the ground floor and make a difference!  What better time to earn PDUs, grow your network, learn new skills, and have fun?  We currently have openings for Tech Staff, Director of Mentoring Program, Asst. Dir. of Volunteer Communication, AV staff, and more! 

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 September winner, Julie Gorham, Director of Marketing Strategy.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Project Manager, Warn Industries
  • Project Coordinators, contract, XPO Logistics
  • Project Management Specialist, Bonneville Power Administration

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Welcome New Volunteers

Newsletter Edited by:  Kaylan Adams

 
 

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