August 2018: Letter from the President

    By Terry Minhas, PMI Houston Chapter President

     The election for the 2019 open positions of PMI Houston Chapter’s Board of Director (B0D) is scheduled for Aug 15 – Sep 4, 2018. Nominations Committee, along with PMI Global is hard at work to finalize the arrangements. I highly encourage you to actively participate in this democratic process and cast your vote. Stay tuned for the official communique.

    The PMI Houston Chapter is managed by a member-elected BoD that is responsible for running the Chapter business. The Board’s responsibilities include Chapter operations, staff and budget, setting strategic direction and defining annual targets in line with the mission. The Board also serves the PM community in Cosmopolitan Houston.

    The workshop titled ‘How to Land Your Next PM Job in 40 Days’ was held on July 28th. Anthony Ally conducted the workshop which was a SOLD OUT event. If you are among those who waited till the last minute to register, you missed it. What an event it was!

    The objective of this workshop was to assist and guide our community members who are looking for job opportunities or planning a career change. Some of the focal points were:

    • Look inwards for improvements
    • Capitalize on your strengths
    • Using the power of social media to your advantage.

    The audience gave a lot of positive feedback and all in all, this was a very successful event.

    We are looking forward to planning similar events in the future.

    July 2018: President's Letter

    By Terry Minhas, PMI Houston Chapter President

    PMI Houston Chapter held the 2018 Annual Conference and Expo in June. It was a 2-day event full of presentations, workshops and vendor displays. And what an event it was! On behalf of PMI Houston, I would like to thank the keynote speakers, presenters, attendees, sponsors and vendors for making it such a success. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the many talented and dedicated volunteers who contributed their time and effort to plan and execute such a great event. Hats off to all of you!

    We are sensitive to the situation many of our community members are facing due to the downturn in the Houston economy during the past few years. As indicated earlier, the first workshop to assist those looking for employment or better job opportunities is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2018. This workshop, under the title ‘How to Land Your Next PM Job in 40 Days’, will be conducted by Anthony Ally. Mr. Ally is a professional speaker and renowned executive coach. Don’t miss it!

    It is summer time. Our kids are out of school. It’s time to connect, create memories and have fun. While it is fine to use the project management expertise to plan the trips, just be easy. My wife always tells me it’s a vacation, not a project. I’ll let you decide where the balance lies. As parents, we are responsible to cultivate the minds of our children for a better and safer future for our homeland. It’s an investment. Whatever you do this summer, stay cool, have fun and be safe!

    Food for thought: “Our greatest natural resource is in the minds of our children.” – Walter Elias Disney