August 2018 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    By Terry Minhas, PMI Houston Chapter President

    This month, Terry recaps on the recently concluded workshop ‘How to land your next PM job in 40 days’ by Anthony Ally and shares his key takeaways from the event.

    Read about this and our upcoming PMIH BOD Elections, which will run from Aug 15 – Sep 4. Click here to read more about it.


     

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    Spotlight

    PMI Houston in Social Media

    In May, Tom Goebel – PMIH Director of Communications – wrote about how the Houston Chapter wants to make better use of Social Media to reach our members. We’re making progress, but the campaign is still on.

    Here’s the progress to date and we’ve got coming up click here  

    Meet our Members! – Kim Montes – PMI Houston Events and Marketing Volunteer

    Editor’s note: Kim has served the chapter in the following capacities through the years.

    (Director of Marketing Liaisons – 2015, VP Marketing – 2015, Marketing Lead for 2016 & 2018 PMIH Conference & Expo, and also helped organize the first Keep Houston Agile event)

    “Whether it was organizing an international family relocation, leading group projects in graduate school, or acting as team lead for a large IT integration, I served as a project manager.” I’m pretty sure this resonates with many of us.

    Click here to learn more about Kim and her project management experiences.

    We Need Volunteers and Leaders!

    Do you want to take your Chapter involvement to the next level? Look here to explore other Chapter volunteer opportunities, like Programs Director , Writer/Blogger and Finance Volunteer (Accounts Payable)!

    Featured Job Opportunities!

    In search of a new direction? For the latest Project Management job postings, go here.

     

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    Professional Interest

     

    Danger Close

    By Keith Willeford, PMI Newsletter Contributor

    Indirect fire weapons are those that do not rely on line-of-site of the target for their employment.  These contrast with direct fire weapons systems, which do. What are the ‘Danger Close’ scenarios in your projects? Can you spot them?

    An interesting article on spotting the not-so-obvious dangers.

    Toastmasters Clubs - Tips and Discussions

    By Harold Eaton, PMI Houston Chapter Toastmasters Club

    Continuing with the “90 tips from 90 years” feature from Toastmaster’s International. 

    Tip 28: “Give your audience an immediate action item.” Read the full article here.


     

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    Programs and Meetings

    PMI Galleria: August 8th

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

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    PMI North: August 14th

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    PMI Sugarland: August 15th

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    Agile Leaders Network: August 16th

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    PMI Woodlands: August 21st   

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

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    PMI Downtown: August 30th   

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

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    Professional Development

    Enhance your skills and professional network in 2018!

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

    PMP & CAPM Prep Course (Galleria): August 4th – August 25th

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

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    PMI AGILE Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Prep: August 22nd – August 24th

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

    Read More and Register


     

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    Special Information for Members

    PMI Support

    The following is information from PMI Global regarding certification and membership. They are prepared to offer hardship support for PMI Houston members.  The customer care team can assist you with questions.

    PMI Global Support:

    If you have questions about your certification.

    Reach out to PMI Global customer care.  They can answer questions and provide the best information and solutions.

    3 ways to connect to PMI Customer care:


     

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    From Our Sponsor

    Mark your Calendar: Agile Governance 9/18

    Agile Consultant and Scrum Trainer Bob Payne will be speaking at the Woodlands venue on 9/18 – hope to see you there!

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    Sept 17-18 with Bob Payne
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