March 2019 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    It’s March already, and the PMIH Conference is on our minds!

    By Bob Frasier, PMI Houston Chapter President

    It’s that time of year when we have a dedicated team of volunteers working to bring the PMIH conference to you.

    Amy Stonesifer is leading the team again this year and does a wonderful job to bring you a great conference. Please see the latest from Amy below and we look forward to seeing you in June.


     

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    Spotlight

    2019 PMI Houston Conference & EXPO

     

    By Amy Stonesifer
    PMI Houston Conference Project Manager

    Each year, over 500 project professionals attend our PMIH annual conference, and this year will be no different. Click on the link below to see what we have lined up. And make sure you register soon and take advantage of the early bird discount. 

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    Meet Our Members!

     

    By Ken Smith
    PMI Houston Director of Military Outreach

    Ken is the Director of Military Outreach for our PMI Houston Chapter. Click here to read more about his career transitions - from Military to Oil and Gas and now Consulting. His primary focus now is how to help other veterans make that transition from Military to IT Project management.

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    New Volunteer Opportunities!!

     

    We have 2 exciting opportunities to volunteer as Account Managers for the Sponsorship Team - within PMI-Houston. Please click here to read some more about these and other Chapter volunteer opportunities!

    We Would Like to Hear From Our Members!

     

    As we continue to work to improve the quality of our communication to you, we would like you to assist us by filling out this quick survey, to give us an insight into what you would like to see in the monthly newsletter.

    [COMPLETE SURVEY HERE]


    Also, do you know you could be featured in our monthly newsletter? This would be a great opportunity to get your story out there and let more people know about the exciting project management work that you have been doing. We’d love to hear from you. Click here and tell us a little bit about yourself. Who knows, you might be our next featured member under Member Spotlight!

    Featured Job Opportunities!


    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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    Professional Interest

     

    Comfortable Customers

    By Jeff Meyer, PMI Houston Contributor

    Customer relations are becoming a more significant attribute in the Project Management toolset. Click here to read about Jeff’s suggestions on how to nurture and grow this relationship

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    What's New for Project Management in 2019?

    By Paula Arthur, PMI Houston Contributor

    Paula is taking us through her findings on new Project Management Trends for 2019. Are certifications still relevant or is the industry now seeking a broader set of skills?

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    The Agile Job Search

    By Chizzy Menkiti, PMI Houston Newsletter Editor

    Last month, the discourse was on how to apply PMBOK principles to your Job Search project. This month, we conclude this discussion by taking a different perspective. An Agile approach to ‘Project Job Search’. Let’s get started.

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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

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

    Tip 37: “Be Passionate”

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    Upcoming Chapter Meetings

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

    PMI Brazos Valley:  Managing Major Disasters Such as Hurricanes Ike & Harvey-Like Projects - March 11th

    Please select the link below to read more or to register

    Read More and Register

    PMI North: High-Performance Toolkit - March 12th 

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

    Read More and Register

    PMI Energy Corridor: The Project Risk Management Dilemma - March 13th

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

    Read More and Register

    PMI Woodlands: March 19th

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

    Read More and Register

    PMI Southwest: The Alchemy of Success: Turning Failure Into Success - March 20th

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

    Read More and Register

    PMI Central Lunch-N-Learn: The Power of Listening: Solve Problems and Seize Opportunities Using Active LIstening - March 26th 

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

    Read More and Register

    PMI Downtown: Leveraging the Power of Conflict - March 28th

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

    Read More and Register

    Did you know you could earn your PDUs whilst on a cruise?

    Click on this link to find out how! Here’s an opportunity from PMI Clearlake/Galveston to cruise, learn and earn PDUs. Lots of fun and lots of PDUs to be earned on the Chapter's 4-day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, in April. 

    Many PMIH members have participated in the PMI-CLG Seminar At Sea in the past. 

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    Professional Development

    Enhance your skills and take your pmp or CAPM exam!

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

    SATURDAY PMP & CAPM PREP COURSE - MARCH: March 2nd

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

    Read More and Register

    PMP & CAPM PREP COURSE - MARCH: March 25th

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

    Read More and Register

    PMI AGILE PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP - APRIL

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

    Read More and Register

    PMP & CAPM PREP COURSE - APRIL: April 22nd

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

    Read More and Register


     

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