From the President

    From The President
    Terry Minhas, PMIH President

    Happy New Year!

    Now that you have had a great Holiday and enjoyed your time with loved ones, it’s time to get back to work and make a valuable contribution for a better and safer planet for our children!

    PMI Houston begins the year with a re-shaped Board of Directors (BOD), composed of incumbents and newly elected directors. Thanks to all for actively participating in the electoral process. The BOD is eager to serve you with renewed enthusiasm.

    Let me take this opportunity to thank the outgoing BOD members for their dedication, service and improvements made over last year. It has been a great team effort!

    As we all make personal goals for the coming year, so PMI Houston has done its share and worked diligently to set the Chapter goals for 2018. The senior leadership, with the BOD, spent a good part of the last quarter revisiting strategy, making necessary adjustments and setting the annual targets accordingly. This year, we’ll strive to improve the quality of our offerings, engage the membership through additional services, expand our sponsorship base and work closely with our volunteers who are the backbone of our organization. You will be hearing more about this in the coming days.

    I am confident that we will have a great year with your active engagement in the services we provide. As always, your feedback is very important to us.

    I, along with my team, wish you success and good fortune in 2018. We look forward to serving you better in the coming year.

    Best Regards,

    Terry Minhas

    President – PMI Houston

    From the President

    From The President
    Terry Minhas, PMIH President

    The Greater Houston area underwent unusual challenges lately. While we were still recovering from Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, the unusually cold weather hit us bad in January. These natural events negatively impacted humans, property and businesses. The way Houstonians dealt with these challenges was commendable. They showed great character in cooperating with the authorities and helping each other. We showed the world, once again, that we are Houston Strong!

    We are also reminded about how project management community impacts millions of lives. Project Managers leave a mark on everything they touch: infrastructure, buildings, businesses, industrial plants, transportation systems, hospitals, and schools. The Project Management community plays a critical role in providing a safer and more modern lifestyle for our citizens. Just think about it.

    I attended a couple of PMIH Monthly meetings in January where attendees shared their thoughts on improving the services we offer. Some of the ideas were: adding more agile topics, increasing use of social media, and assistance to job seekers. These are great ideas, and we will take a very serious look at each of them.

    In Other News…

    Planning for the 2018 PMI Houston’s Annual Conference and Expo is in full swing. We continue to improve the quality of the conference and cater to the needs of our project management community. This year is no exception. Mark your calendars for June 4-5, 2018 and stay tuned for more details.

    February is the month to celebrate Valentine’s Day for many. We work very hard in our professional lives and deserve to lead enriched, joyful and fulfilled personal lives. Let’s remind ourselves to celebrate, enjoy and have fun not only in this month but year-long. Reach out and touch someone’s heart and make a difference in a loved one’s life!

    Exam Changes…

    There are five exams changing in 2018. PMP and PMI-ACP will be the first on 26 March. All information you need is on https://www.pmi.org/update-center.

    • PMP® and PMI-ACP® exam: 26 March 2018
    • CAPM® exam: 21 May 2018
    • CAPM Pilot exam period: 12 March - 20 May 2018
    • PgMP® exam: 25 June 2018

    Attention New Chapter Leaders: Orientation Registration Now Open

     

    To all new leaders beginning their role in January 2018! To help you be better prepared for your role, be sure to register for the Chapter Leader Orientation, which includes an interactive event, featuring a live webcast where you can take part in Q&A. The event is Wednesday, 21 February 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. Register today!

    Best Regards,
    Terry Minhas
    President – PMI Houston