April 2019 Newsletter Print

    Spotlight

    Meet Our Members! What Makes Jessica tick? 

    By Jessica Denton
    PMI Houston Director of Finance

    Jessica is a rising star in the PMI Houston organization.

    Read more about her, and what makes her tick!

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    Mark your Calendar! 2019 PMI Houston Conference & Expo!

     

    By Amy Stonesifer
    PMI Houston Conference Project Manager

    Join 500 other project professionals at the PMI Houston Annual Conference! See what all of the talk is about (and register!)!

    Find out more about the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, BREAKOUT SESSIONS and more.

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    Get Involved with your Fellow Members!

     

    We have exciting opportunities posted on the volunteer page of the PMI Houston website here. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us at director.volunteer@pmihouston.org or director.comm@pmihouston.org to learn more.

    Job Market is hot!


    The job market is picking up and employers have been contacting us directly to post their jobs for them. Please click on the link here to see what jobs are available on our job board.


     

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    President's Report

    Updates to the PMI Houston by-laws

    By Bob Frasier, PMI Houston Chapter President

    PMI Houston is moving forward!

    PMI Houston President, Bob Frasier, explains in his most recent report to the chapter the recent changes to the chapter's by-laws.

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    Professional Interest

     

    Motivating Your Team

    By Ken Smith, PMI Houston Director of Military Outreach

    Ken relates an important lesson about motivating employees.

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    Region 6 Leadership Conference in Austin a big success

    By Tom Goebel, PMI Houston Director of Communications

    Austin served as the host city for the 2019 PMI L.I. Region 6 Meeting.

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    Programs and Meetings

    Have You Registered for the PMI Houston Annual Conference?

    PMI Houston members may now register for the annual conference.

    The conference will be held on June 3-4, 2019, at the NRG Center in Houston.

    Please click on the following link to register

    Thank you to all those who responded to the call for Speakers.

    Selections will be announced shortly. Watch this space...

    Toastmasters Clubs - Tips and Discussions

    By Harold Eaton, PMI Houston Chapter Toastmasters Club

    Toastmasters is the best way to sharpen your speaking skills while networking! Learn more by clicking here. Find a chapter near you at www.toastmasters.org, or contact us at director.comm@pmihouston.org to get more information.

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    Upcoming Chapter Meetings

    Visit PMI Houston's website for all current meeting information.

    PMI Brazos Valley: Urban Planning and Development in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles - April 8th

    Please select the link below to read more or to register

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    PMI North: 12 Ways Executives & Managers Can Maximize Impact of their Next Speaking Engagement - April 9th

    Select the link below to read more about this upcoming get-together!

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    PMI Galleria: April 10th

    Please select the link below to read more or to register!

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    PMI Woodlands: The Project Risk Management Dilemma - April 16th

    Select the link below to read more about this upcoming get-together!

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    PMI Southwest: Get Them in the Game: Using DISC to Improve Stakeholder Engagement - April 17th

    Select the link below to read more about this upcoming get-together!

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    PMI Downtown: Agile Lessons from the New PMBOK® - April 25th

    Select the link below to read more about this upcoming get-together!

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    Professional Development

    Registration for April Agile Workshop Now Open

    Back by popular demand, we will be hosting a PMI Agile Practitioner Workshop April 15 - 17. Whether you are new to project management, new to Agile methods or have experience but lack formal training on Agile methods and techniques, you will benefit by taking this 3-day course which will prepare you to lead Agile projects and will provide you with the foundation for taking the certification exam to become a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner. The class will cover many approaches to Agile including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and hybrid methodologies. 

    This course meets PMI's 21-hour class requirements for the PMI-ACP® certification and is updated to reflect the newest (March 2018) version of the exam. Study materials will include a class workbook, a supporting textbook and a copy of PMI’s Agile Practice Guide will be provided for the course. 

    For additional course information and to register please visit the following link. 

    PMIEF Scholarship Available in Honor of PMI Houston's 45th Anniversary!

     

    Are you interested in taking PMI Courses, but can't quite afford it? 

    In honor of PMI Houston's 45th Anniversary, the PMI Education Foundation has offered the opportunity for PMI Houston to give away scholarships!

    For more information, please visit the Professional Development section of the PMI Houston website!

    Don't miss out on this opportunity!

     


    Enhance your skills and take your pmp or CAPM exam!

    Be sure to periodically check the PMI Houston website for updated listings.

    PMI AGILE PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP (GALLERIA): APRIL 15-17TH

    Please select the link below to read more or to register!

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    PMP & CAPM PREP COURSE - APRIL: APRIL 22 - APRIL 25TH

    Please select the link below to read more or to register!

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    From Our Sponsor

    Rice University teaming up with GetSmarter to offer a course in Strategic Project Management

    Interested in boosting your career? Click here to learn about this exciting new course!

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    Upcoming Agile Training

    Certified ScrumMaster Training

    • April 9-10
    • April 29-30

    Certified Scrum Product Owner Training

    • April 30 – May 1
    • May 29-30

     

    We’re looking forward to speaking at the PMI Houston Conference & Expo this June. Catch these sessions:


    Visit LitheSpeed.com to see more class offerings, or to bring Scrum and Agile training onsite at your organization.


     

    Visit http://academyleadership.com/smith/ for more information about the Leadership Excellence Course.

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