September 2019 Newsletter


Monday, 11 November 2019

The PMI Willamette Valley Chapter is the Community for Project Management
in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  Here's an update on our upcoming events.

2019 Project Management Conference

Delivering Value in a Transforming World

Salem Convention Center

October 18, 2019, 8 am to 5 pm
Reception following program sponsored by Mazama Brewing

Join over 300 of your fellow professionals at this year’s 2019 Project Management Conference - sharpen skills, make new relationships and strengthen existing ones, and see innovative products and services.  

8 hours of PDUs available!

Check out the Draft Program Schedule. Choose from 3 separate tracks including Business Analysis, Project Management Fundamentals, and Project Management Advanced Topics. 

Regular admission is $199. Only $179 for chapter members.  Volume discount and student rates available.

Register Now at!

Jonathan Michael Bowman

Don't miss Jonathan Michael Bowman, Opening Keynote Speaker

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Corvallis Social Night

Come join us for our monthly Social Night, Monday Sept 9th, to interact with your fellow PMI Willamette Valley members and enjoy the great atmosphere at Bar 101. This will be a casual event so we can talk shop and even get advice from other project managers that have unique experience in their career. Show up whenever you can, and we'll be there until about 7:30pm - the happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

Bend Project Management Practitioners Roundtable

We invite project managers and practitioners in the Bend area to our Tuesday meeting on September 10, 2019, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. 

Bend Oregon Roundtable

Corvallis Lunch Meeting

Lets get back into our fall lunch series with stories of projects that went terribly wrong. We often learn from our mistakes so lets discuss past mistakes involving Project Management and how we can avoid those going forward. We'll come with some project stories to share and please bring tales of 'learning opportunities' that you've worked through as well.

Project Management Horror Stories

Update on Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Change

In June, PMI announced a significant change to the Project Management Professional (PMP)®certification exam. Stakeholders began sharing feedback immediately and the consensus has been they feel they need more time to prepare. PMI Global responding to this feedback with a decision to delay the PMP® exam change. 

The last day for candidates to take the current version of the PMP exam is now 30 June 2020. Starting 1 July 2020, the PMP exam will reflect the new exam content. If you have any questions about how this date change may affect you, please contact PMI Customer Care.

Annual Chapter Leadership Election Update

The PMI Willamette Valley Chapter 2020 – 2021 Leadership term elections will now open Wednesday, 2 October 2019 and close Wednesday, 16 October 2019. Our annual election for Chapter Leadership positions occurs in advance of our annual Strategic Planning Summit. This provides newly elected Leaders the opportunity to participate in the Project and Program planning for the next budget year. 

Chapter Leadership positions for the 2020 – 2021 term:

  • Chapter VP Finance
  • Chapter VP Programs
  • Chapter VP Membership
  • Chapter VP Technology
  • Salem Branch President

Nominations are now open until September 16. This is your opportunity to give back to your profession, while having fun doing it.  Find out more at or contact Clyde Raymer, Election Official, at 

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The PMI Willamette Valley Chapter is centric in providing professional development through formal, established local networking and educational opportunities in project management. Here you receive support, opportunities to meet with peers from various industries through meetings, and engage in activities and educational programs.


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