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    Power of You Conference Registration Is OPEN!

    By PMI Houston Chapter President, Amy Stonesifer

    I’m excited to announce registration is OPEN for the Power of You, our annual conference for the Project Management Community!

    Dates: June 5th & 6th,  2017

    Location: NRG Center, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77054

    2 days to invest in the Power of You!

    Join us and register early! Space is limited to 500 attendees. Review Tuesday’s Workshop options here before you register, and check out our conference page for all other details.

     We’ve got some exciting keynote speakers coming to Houston this year!

    Have You Heard of Afterburner?

    Our opening keynote will be presented by this dynamic group whose speakers are know for inspiring organizations, introducing learning in a unique manner and based on elite military experience.

    Dr James Brown of Seba Solutions

    Our second keynote focuses on Human dynamics. Leadership, judgment and teamwork skills are essential to the success of your projects. His tips and techniques for improving effectiveness and getting things done will benefit a new or seasoned leader.

    To read the rest of the article and register for the event, click here 

    Meet our Leadership! - Terry Minhas, SVP of External Operations 

    Terry has served the PMI Houston Chapter in various capacities for several years. He also volunteered to be the first person featured in our new series of MiniBios designed to introduce our Chapter’s members to its leaders and volunteers. Read about Terry’s experience in the Project Management profession, his passion for embracing the Chapter’s Strategy, and his ideas of what could make the Project Management profession a more empowering industry!


    Read the full article here

    Volunteer for PMI Houston!

    Make your mark on PMI and the profession! Go to VRMS and login with your credentials and search for the latest volunteer opportunities with the PMI Houston chapter.

    Current Openings


    Volunteer Management Specialist

    And all Houston Chapter Job Opportunities can be found through the general Search link.


    Conference Outreach Manager

    Conference Marketing Lead

    Director Marketing Liaison

    VP Outreach



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    Event Synopsis

    Keep Houston Agile (KHA) Workshop, a Forum for Ideas and Inspiration

    By Alex Nascimento, MBA, CSM, PMP, Director of Membership and KHA Project Manager, and Kim Montes, PMP, KHA Marketing Committee Lead

    More than 100 participants attended the first Keep Houston Agile Workshop on February 11, 2017 at the Houston Food Bank. The sold-out event was organized by volunteers of the PMI Houston Chapter and the Agile Leadership Network (ALN) Houston Chapter, and sponsored by Improving, an IT services firm.

    For more details on this successful event, read the full article here



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    Professional Interest

    Taking Project Management Overseas: Challenges and Lessons Learned

    By Keith Willeford, Volunteer Content Writer

    Project management can take on additional complexity when it involves clients or coworkers in other countries.  Here are some lessons learned from recent projects that involved clients overseas. 

    Read the full article here



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    Programs and Meetings

    Energy Corridor Update and Invite to Future Events

    By Wendy Valot, Director of Energy Corridor Venue

    Are you wondering what’s new in PMIH Venues and Monthly meetings? Plenty! As of September 2016, we’ve added another venue. Why? PMI Houston wanted to provide an opportunity for education, discussions and networking focused to those in the Energy Industry.

    The meetings are hosted by Microsoft at the Microsoft Technology Center in City Center and are open to all.  The typical format of the meetings include two 1-hour presentations: The Pre-Meeting presentation by Microsoft and the Dinner Meeting Speaker’s presentation focused on the Energy Industry. In between the presentations, attendees enjoy snacks and plenty of networking time.

    For more details on the Energy Corridor meetings, including dates and times of future meetings, read the full article here

    Project Management Toastmasters Clubs - Tips and Discussions

    By Harold Eaton, Toastmasters Club, PMI Houston

    Quote: "Those who tell the stories rule the world” – Native American Proverb

    Toastmaster International's "90 Tips from 90 Years" - Tip#12: Gain experience. Experience builds confidence, which is the key to effective communication. Joining a Toastmasters club can provide the experience you need in a safe and encouraging environment.

    Leading a team? Preparing a presentation? Think different. Think DIAPHRAGM - Normally one thinks of confidence as a primarily mental feature. Now we are learning that the Diaphragm is the King Of Confidence. By exercising our diaphragms, we can build our confidence. Core principal: move the diaphragm a lot, and move large volumes of air. Singing and laughter are examples that do this by default.

    Read the rest of the article here, and learn more about Toastmaster Venues and Details.


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    Professional Development

    Enhance your skills and prepare for Certification in 2017!

    See the PMI Houston website for further listings.

    March Certified ScrumMaster Training
    Please select the link below to read more or to register!
    Read More and Register


    PMP & CAPM Prep Course
    Select the link below to read more and to register
    Read More and Register



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