NOVEMBER
2016

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It's Election Day and Your Vote is Important!  

Click here for a list of places to drop your ballot in
Multnomah/Washington/Clackamas Counties.  

 

 

BLUE MOUNTAINPRESIDENT'S LETTER

 
 

Greetings from Jimmy Godard

Read all about our mission, vision, Board commitments and a lot of fun events!

 
 

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ARTICLES

 
 

How to Repair Hundreds of Bridges Under Budget: Lessons from Oregon

Bruce Harpham of Project Management Hacks lauds ODOT's successful bridge program.  The program has yielded significant benefits that go beyond improved infrastructure.

Being a ScrumMaster and Project Manager in an Agile World

Sally Wycislak Bommen describes how being a chameleon allows her to navigate the crazy agile world of Scrum.  

From One Project Manager to Another

Introducing a new monthly segment that spotlights "lessons learned" from a project you worked on in the past, or that you are currently working on. Get involved today!

 

 

BLUE MOUNTAINEVENTS

 

 

Next Chapter Meeting

November 15, 2016  

Keynote Presentation: How can complex systems theory expand our management tool box? with Line Morbak

Educational Presentation:  Where to Aim? How to target a communication style that’s effective with a culturally diverse team, with Line Morbak

We've Got Workshops!

Greg Hawkins talks about behind the scenes planning for workshop offerings and asks for your input!

Expand Your Global Mindset 

November 18, 2016

Go beyond cultural hardwiring!  If your our colleagues, team members, or clients are based in a different geography, or have a cultural background that differs from your own, you may need to learn new skills for effective collaboration.  

Learn Scrum in One Day

January 20, 2017

This one-day scrum training ensures everyone who attends leaves with the right tools to develop software applications with agility.

PMI-ACP Prep Course

3  Saturdays starting January 21

The 3-day course provides 21 hours of instruction and 21 PDUs but homework is required! 

PMP/CAPM Prep Course

Saturdays, January 28 - March 11, 2017

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) examination.

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

 
 

News from the Mentoring Team

Learn about the Mentoring program and how this cohort is working together to learn and grow.

Reaching Out about Outreach

Greg Spehar describes the purpose of the Outreach Portfolio - to get the word out about Project Management as a profession, as well as the resources we provide to the community as a whole. Would you like to help?

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, Mark Saindon, Director of the 2016 Annual Conference.

Job Opportunities

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

  • Project Manager, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
  • Project Manager 3, Oregon Health Authority
  • ERP Business Analyst, Lake Oswego

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Welcome New Volunteers

Newsletter Edited by:  Kaylan Adams

 
 

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Chapter Membership

Total Members 2359
New members this year 510
PMP® Members 1493
CAPM® Members 43
PgMP® Members 9
PMI-SP® Members 2
PMI-RMP® Members 5
PMI-ACP® Members 85
PfMP® Members 1
PMI-PBA® Members 3
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 2306
Student Members 44
Other Members 9

Sponsors

We wish to thank each of the Chapter sponsors for their continued support of the organization and their recognition of the importance of project management in the Portland area. To learn how your organization can become a Chapter sponsor, please visit Become a Sponsor

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