December 2019 Newsletter
The PMI Willamette Valley Chapter is the Community for Project Management
One of the most member-requested activities are our free social and networking gatherings. Sign up for the upcoming events in your area:
Corvallis Lunch Meeting
Control your Backlog, Control your Sanity!
There are thousands of good ideas, and only the bandwidth to address an extremely small fraction of them. Requests for new features and improvements constantly come in at a rate that far exceeds team throughput.
Find out how one small change, putting a hard cap on our backlog size, and the resulting process improvements it sparked, changed a team of "obstructionist do-nothings" into the super stars of the organization. Speaker Eric Gradine will layout the history of the problem, the failed attempts to turn to the team around, and the magical moment of clarity that turned everything around, and how this simple change was applied to other teams with similar results.
Register normally, or bring 3 food items instead of the normal registration fee. Just choose "Pay at the door" and bring in 3 food items which will be donated to a local food bank at the end of the meeting.
December 20, Noon to 1:30 pm, Corvallis Depot, 700 SW Washington Ave. Register now!
Salem Lunch Meeting
Seemingly overnight AI has gone from a geeky pipe dream to one of the most transformative threats and opportunities of our time. In this presentation we will consider the current state of emerging AI technologies and explore the implications for Project Managers, Business Analysts, IT Professionals and other project workers. Questions we will examine include:
Come join us over lunch for an informative presentation and discussion! Register Now!
December 5, 11:30 to 1 pm, West Salem Roths Grocery Store, 1130 Wallace Rd NW, Salem, OR 97304
The PMI Willamette Valley Chapter has secured a $12 discount for IIL's International Project Management Day 2019 on November 7, 2019. Use promo code PMIWV at checkout before November 7. Earn up to 26 PDUs online at your convenience from November 7, 2019 through February 9, 2020.
Spring 2020 CAPM/PMP Exam Preparatory Class
Let 2020 be the year you earn your CAPM or PMP certification through PMI Willamette Valley Chapter!
This is an excellent opportunity to earn a certification that will set you apart from others. With increasing frequency job postings are requiring a certification in Project Management. In 12 weeks, you will complete the certification exam prep course before taking either the CAPM or PMP certification exams.
Check out our Spring 2020 CAPM/PMP Exam Prep Class in Salem on Tuesday evenings, starting January 28, 2020.