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Chapter President Titu Hariharan, PMP, CSM

hariharan tituIn a few weeks, we as a nation will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It has been four months since I started my term serving the PMI Portland Chapter as its President. I would like to start by saying thanks to all the past Presidents over the last 35 years who have paved the path and given back to the Project Management community. And at the heart of it are our wonderful volunteers, who are indispensable, and it is not only now, but every day, I would like to thank them for giving their time. Volunteers are at the heart of who we are! Thank you, PMI Portland volunteers.






Professional Development Units are Critical to PMP Certification

By Paul Mai


PMI Talent Triangle flat 03 06 2017Whether your PDUs are scanned and submitted via PMI Portland or on your own, be sure to keep track of your learning and giving back to save worry at recertification time!

PMPs know the feeling. Certification renewal is approaching. Professional Development Units (PDUs) suddenly take on a new urgency as we ensure we’ve earned enough to avoid retaking the grueling exam again!


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Chapter Meetings

November Meeting

Find Your Inner Superhero and Polish Your Image at the Same Event!

PMI Portland Chapter is offering a unique two-for-one opportunity at this month’s November Chapter Meeting, set for Tuesday, Nov. 13 (a week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday) at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel.

Career Fair – First, our regular education session will be transformed into an opportunity for folks looking for a job, considering a job change, might face an unplanned change, or just want to update their career credentials. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., career strategists, recruiters and other professionals will review and offer resume feedback. Be sure to take advantage of a free headshot to update your LinkedIn profile (or use it any way you’d like)! Finally, a speed networking session lets you get your circulation going and meet new people while gathering tips on navigating the job market even if you don’t expect to change jobs anytime soon. There will be a drawing for a full resume review worth $100.

Keynote Presentation – Do you know how to stand out in a crowded market? Are you comfortable with your career stability during a tumultuous time in our society? In our Keynote Presentation, we’ll feature Jessica Williams, founder of the Superwoman Project. She will offer advice for new or transitioning professionals, such as how to position yourself on- and offline, and how to thrive in a volatile economy.

Jessica holds a master’s degree in Strategic Communications from the University of Oregon, and has been featured on the TEDx stage, in the Huffington Post and as a guest on many podcasts. She has worked with organizations such as Nike, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NAEM, U of O and George Fox University, and has been awarded for her work in social change and marketing through the American Marketing Association and Portland Monthly magazine.

Early bird pricing ends tomorrow, Nov. 7. PMI Portland members must log in to their account before registering to get the discount. Let’s Connect on Nov. 13!

Certification Classes

The PMI Portland Chapter offers certification prep courses for project leaders ready to become Project Management Professionals (PMP), individuals looking to establish credibility in the application of project management processes as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), and Agile professionals looking for formal recognition with the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) credential.


PMI hosts various roundtables across the metro area. Roundtables are a great way to get connect, earn PDUs and guidance on project issues from fellow PMs. Click here to learn more about roundtables and find the one closest you.

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John R. Patton, Sept. 15, 1944 - Oct. 4, 2018

John Patton Headshot 2011On October 4, 2018, the project management community lost a dedicated professional and advocate.  John Patton, President & CEO of Cadence Management Corporation, passed away suddenly doing what he loved – working on a project -- at his farm in The Dallas, Oregon -- building a new home.

John loved project management.  His passion for project management was ignited at Tektronix where he attended a PM course taught by Ron LaFleur.  John was so inspired that he too wanted to make a difference in the lives of people working on projects that he started his own company– Cadence Management Corporation.  That was in 1983, when he also joined the PMI-Portland Chapter.

For 35 years, John lead the organization and grew it to be a first-class international PM training and consulting firm.  He was persistent in making sure Cadence supported the PM profession by sponsoring and exhibiting at PMI events, giving countless presentations for PMI, being an early adopter of the PMI Registered Education Provider program, and ensuring his staff had time to volunteer for PMI -- at the Chapter, Regional, and Global levels.

Over the years, Cadence had many achievements.  John’s proudest moment was receiving PMI’s distinguished award “PMI Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year” in 2009.  His commitment to quality was supported by obtaining ISO 9001 certification – unheard of for a training and consulting firm.  Under new leadership, the company continues this commitment today.

John truly believed in the next generation having the life skills they need to manage projects.  He volunteered his time to the PMI Educational Foundation, including serving as Chair of the PMIEF Board of Directors and being a generous donor.  Whether he was sharing project management knowledge with teachers, professionals, non-profits, government agencies, corporations, and others, John loved coming to work everyday.  Based on the condolences that the family has received from around the globe, John will never know the tremendous impact he made on the many lives he touched.

We lost a dedicated professional and advocate.  We lost a PM champion.  Thank you, John, for your years of service to the PM profession, the Institute, and the PMI-Portland Chapter.

In a fitting tribute to John, his family requests “ contributions be made to PMIEF which brings Project Management knowledge to youth worldwide.”

Job Opportunities

PMI Portland Chapter is proud to offer a Jobs Forum as part of our commitment to provide value to our members. This is a free service to both employers and to current PMI Portland Chapter members. (PMI Members can also utilize the PMI Global Job Board.)

Job Seekers must be current PMI Portland Chapter members to view open jobs on the website. Members who also subscribe to the forum will receive job postings via email.

Employers do not need to be PMI Portland members, nor do they pay a fee for this service. Send a message describing the job opening and how to apply to  Approved messages will be visible on our Members-only Jobs Forum, and will also be sent via email to hundreds of subscribed Project Management professionals who are actively seeking employment. For more information, go to the For Employers section of the Jobs Forum.

Toastmasters Club

  • Would you like to feel comfortable speaking in front of any group on a moment’s notice?
  • Would you like to develop your leadership skills and garner support among peers?
  • Would you find value practicing that big presentation in front of peers before presenting it in front of project sponsors, team members and others?

PMI Portland’s Toastmaster Club has a new location! Meetings are held Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Family Room 21 (East Pavilion entrance -- 9205 SW Barnes Rd.)






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Total Members 2344
New members this year 464
PMP® Members 1474
CAPM® Members 42
PgMP® Members 9
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