Launching the Military Outreach Program for PMI Houston

    Launching the Military Outreach Program for PMI Houston

    Project Management Institute (PMI) Global has an existing program called “Program for Preparing the U.S. Military for Careers in Project Management” as part of the White House Administration’s Joining Forces initiative. Its stated mission is “… to aid Veterans, active duty military, guard, reserve and their family members to join, qualify, certify and place.” Since service members, Veterans, and their families have already performed project/ program management utilizing military methods, project management is an ideal career for transitioning military.

    To support its existing members who are part of this population, the Houston Chapter’s Board has selected its Vice President of Outreach to lead the process while the Director of Military Outreach will charter the Program and build a team of volunteers to support it. The team needs your help!  

    You may also reach out to Ken Smith, the Director of Military Outreach, at

    December 2018 - From the President

    By Terry Minhas, PMI Houston Chapter President

    As I transition from the role of President of PMI Houston for this year to the role of Past President next year, what I would like to do the most is to say “THANK YOU” wholeheartedly for your support and trust in me - and your input for continuous improvement and change.

    PMI, as an organization, is providing numerous services to the professional communities worldwide in the areas of thought leadership,

    publications, networking, talent management and government activities & advocacy, just to mention a few.

    Our Chapter, PMI Houston, continued this year to uphold the principles of PMI and strived to provide as many services as possible to our professional community in Cosmopolitan Houston. We are over 4000 members strong. I take great pride in saying that we organized many events throughout the year to serve the community in the best possible manner and cater to the needs of all stakeholders.

    Needless to say, this would have not been possible without the dedication and sacrifices of the PMI Houston Board, leaders and volunteers who serve in many committees, support from our sponsors and vendors, and the new and creative ideas from the professional community at large.

    Thank you, Houston!

    We are entering the holiday season. It is time to be with loved ones, engage in festivities, do your spending in a smart way and have fun. Let’s not forget those in need. Reflect upon this year and plan for improvement in character and profession.

    Drive carefully and be safe.

    Food for thought: "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln