September 2018 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    By Terry Minhas, PMI Houston Chapter President

    Commitment to project and program management best practices can have an enormous impact on savings. PMI has successfully advocated having project management recognized as part of the US Department of 

    Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system starting in 2018.

    Recently, the Houston Chapter was approached by PMI to support its initiative with lawmakers in Washington, DC and across the globe to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the governmental departments through better project management. To read more, click here for the full article.


     

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    Spotlight

    Technical writing for project managers

    By Tom Goebel - PMI Houston Director of Communications

    At first glance, the title of this article might be misleading. But, what Tom is really driving at is the technique of writing for Project Managers as clients - and not a tutorial to teach Project Managers about how to do technical writing. Click here to read more. 

    Project Management and Servant Leadership Survey

    Can you assist one of our PMI members with this survey? 

    Your participation in this survey will serve to enhance the best-practices and follow-up, in order to markedly improve the effectiveness of project outcomes; this is done by upgrading the servant-style of leadership utilized habitually and intentionally by project managers.

    Project Management and Servant Leadership Survey

    PMI September Networking Event: Craft Beer Cellar

    Our September Networking Event is at Craft Beer Cellar.

    Please click on the link to read more about the event.

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    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

     

    PMI Mississippi Event: Central Mississippi Chapter Professional Development Day

    This event is the Central Mississippi Chapter’s largest of the year and you don't want to miss it!  It will be an exciting day with dynamic speakers and sessions focusing on projects that impact key aspects of our community: education, health, public utilities, charity, culture, economic development, government, public/private partnerships, and business, along with a session on technical project management skills. Click here for more.

     

    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 30: “Push the Envelope” Read the full article here.  


     

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    Programs and Meetings

    PMI Brazos Valley: September 10th

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    PMI North: September 11th  

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    PMI Energy Corridor: September 12th

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    PMI Networking Event: September 13th

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    PMI Woodlands: September 18th

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    PMI Southwest: September 19th   

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    Agile Leadership Network: September 20th   

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    PMI Downtown: September 27th   

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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): September 17th – September 20th

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

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    Saturday PMP & CAPM Prep Course - October

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    From Our Sponsor

    Mark your Calendar: Agile Governance September 18th

    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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    Explore the Product Owner role and get to know Agile and Scrum.
    Sept 17-18 with Bob Payne
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