The PMI Portland Chapter newsletter is published 10 times a year (September through June). We welcome your contributions. You may submit a short note about an upcoming event, a book review, pose a question to our readership, or write an entire article. You may be interviewed about a local project, or write the article yourself. Read on for more information.
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Contribute to the Newsletter
Have you closed on a project in the Portland area that other PMI Portland Chapter members may be interested in? If so, we would love to include it in our monthly newsletter.
You may write an article yourself, or we can interview you and capture the fascinating details that describe your methods, approach, outcomes and lessons learned. An initial draft is always preferred, however. You may want to use this PMI Case Study Questionnaire to help you organize your information. We would like to draw from your experience and expose Chapter members to the unique challenges and themes of our Project Management work in these areas.
Contact Dir. of Content Marketing today for more information.
From One Project Manager to Another: Lessons Learned
One of the many benefits of being part of a professional network like PMI Portland is the opportunity to learn from your peers. And in the project management business, learning lessons from past projects and applying them to future projects is a critical aspect of a successful career.
So, let’s hear them. I’d love to introduce a new monthly segment to the Newsletter that spotlights a lesson learned from a project you worked on in the past, or that you are currently working on. It can be as short or as long as you like, and we can keep it anonymous if you prefer. Click here.
Please reach out and let me know if you’re interested… and don’t be surprised if I reach out directly as well! Dir. of Content Marketing
Please send any content you feel may be of interest to our readership, such as general project-management related articles, humor, etc. Do you have any tips or tricks to share with your fellow PMs? The Chapter newsletter is the place for your wisdom.
- Free of commercial content
- Project management related topics
- In accordance with Editorial Policy below
- Audience—novice, intermediate or seasoned professionals
- Content must be unique to this newsletter or, if published elsewhere previously, you must have the rights to re-publish it here
- PMPs earn PDUs toward their continuing certification requirements (see below)
- Send in MS Word format
- See the Newsletter Publication Schedule below
- Submit all content or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the responsibility of each author to document the time they invest researching and preparing the article, and use this as the basis for claiming PDUs. Details on how many PDUs must be earned, and in what categories, is included in the handbook specific to your credential. The only limits that apply are those for each PDU category. Generally, you should use Category C (Self Directed Learning) for time spent reading and/or researching and Category D (Creating New Project Management Knowledge) for time spent writing the review or article. It is also good practice to only claim PDUs for activity that you can document or justify in the event of an audit. See PDU Reporting for more information.
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PMI Portland Chapter encourages submission of material suitable for publishing in the Chapter's monthly newsletter. Material must be pertinent to the project management profession and/or project management professionals and appropriate for public dissemination.
All submitted material will be edited to meet professional standards and may be condensed to meet space requirements. In general, the newsletter uses Associated Press (AP) standards. Articles should be to-the-point and have a professional tone.
PMI Portland Chapter reserves the right to reject any material that is not consistent with the goals and mission of the organization.
The editorial team is comprised of the Newsletter Editor, Newsletter Director, content editors, VP of Marketing and President. The decision of the editorial team is final.
Content Due Date
Content Deadline Date
Chapter Meeting Date
|June 2||June 5||June 13||June 20, 2017|
|September 1||September 4||September 12||September 19, 2017|
|September 29||October 2||October 10||October 17, 2017|
|November 3||November 6||November 14||November 21, 2107|
|December 1||December 4||December 12||December 19, 2017 **|
|December 29||January 1||January 9||January 16, 2018|
|February 2||February 5||February 13||February 20, 2018|
|March 2||March 5||March 13||March 20, 2018|
|March 30||April 2||April 10||April 17, 2108|
|April 27||April 30||May 18||May 15, 2018
|June 1||June 4||June 12||June 19, 2018|
All Newsletter content must be sent to Dir. of Content Marketing on or before the Content Due Date above (at 9:00 a.m.)
An extension of up to 3 days may be granted if the extension is requested before the Content Due Date and time above.
No materials will be accepted after the Content Deadline Date.
* Dates are subject to change, especially December.