December
2017 

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BLUE MOUNTAINPRESIDENT'S LETTER

 
 

Chapter President Stephen Wilks

December Highlights: Have fun with a great new network by volunteering for our Chapter; take advantage of PMI Portland’s PMP/CAPM and PMI/ACP Exam Prep; and a Call to Speakers. Read more...

 
 

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One-on-One with Integranium

Get to know Hari Kolasani and Terrance Mitchell from Integranium, our newest Gold sponsor!

 

 

BLUE MOUNTAINEVENTS

 

 

Next Chapter Meeting

December 19, 2017

Keynote Presentation: Careful planning leads to success or failure, whether it is in business or for a 3-month adventure riding a motorcycle from Portland to the tip of South America, with Tom Jackson

Educational Presentation: Blockchain: An Emergent and Disruptive Technology that will impact Projects All Over! with Joe Brewer

PMI-ACP Exam Prep

Saturdays, January 27 - February 10, 2018

Earning your PMI-ACP certification is the perfect way to demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to a rapidly-growing approach to project management. It showcases your Agile training, experience, and a depth of knowledge on Agile practices, tools, and techniques. Plus, it’s the only certification that validates expertise in multiple Agile approaches.

This 3-day class provides 21 hours of Agile project management instruction, helping you to prepare for passing the PMI-ACP exam. You'll get 21 PDUs, in addition to great career-enhancing training taught by expert PMI Portland Chapter instructors. Book your seat today!

Movie Night

December 15, 2017

Join PMI Portland members for a showing of The Last Jedi at 7:30 pm. This event is sponsored by our Gold Sponsor, Integranium.

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Roundtable Meetings

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BLUE MOUNTAINCOMMUNITY

 
 

Academic Outreach

PMI Portland Academic Sponsorship News

The PMI Portland Chapter is proud to welcome George Fox University as our new Platinum Sponsor. George Fox University is Oregon’s nationally recognized Christian university, providing students with personal attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a supportive community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth. If you missed the PM Degree program student’s attendance at the September meeting, please join us throughout out the year and next as their presence will be known during the PMI Portland Chapter meetings. Let us all welcome them!

News from PMI Academic Network - 2017 PMI Project of the Year: Hanford Double Shell Tank AY-102 Recovery Project

In 2012, a nuclear waste leak was discovered in the Columbia River Valley in Richland, Washington, USA, that threatened the environment and community. The nuclear waste needed to be removed and transferred to a double-shell tank for safe storage. The project closed ahead of scheduled and US$8.7 million under budget.

In the Know with PMIEF News

The PMI Portland is passionate about giving back to their members and their community through efforts to leverage project management for social good®. PMI Portland maintains a close relationship with the PMI Educational Foundation and encourages you to learn more about the PMI Educational Foundation at www.pmief.org. PMI Portland is happy to support Elmonica Elementary School along with the Eco Club and their Go Green Initiative. We are currently looking for grant writers to help with additional fundraising for the Planter Beds for the Sensory Garden Project. Please reach out to Regina Koli at acad_outreach@pmi-portland.org or anyone in Outreach.

A Research Request from Krasimir Karamfilov, Ph.D.

Dear PMI Members,

My name is Krasimir Karamfilov, a Ph.D. in Management student at Walden University. Over the last six months, I have been working with PMI Portland's Academic Outreach team to secure project teams for my doctoral study. I attended the Chapter Meetings in May and November this year and spoke to many of your members. The response the study has received has been very positive and a few PMI Portland members expressed interest in participating in the study with their project teams. I need to recruit 66 project teams for the study, which will examine the effect of leaders' endorsement of workplace fun and organizational playfulness climate on the creativity of project teams. I'm contacting you today to ask for your help on the study to the volunteers of PMI Portland and Members to ultimately procure project teams to participate in the study. Thank you for your support and assistance.

Sincerely,

Krasimir Karamfilov

Ph.D. in Management

Walden University

karamfil@hotmail.com 

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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By selecting a book and writing a review, you can earn PDUs and have your review published in our Newsletter and with PM World Journal. Please contact the Newsletter team if you would like to write a review. See the Book Review Program page for details.

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Welcome New Volunteers

Editors:  Matt Hoffman, PMP, ITIL, Asst. Director of Content Marketing, and Kerry Sharp, CAPM

 
 

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