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 Downtown: August 30th   

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

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August Networking Event: Craft Beer Cellar    

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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): Every Saturday, 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!

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PMP & CAPM Prep Course - August: August 27-August 30, 2018

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