A Word From Our President

April 2017

Dear Members,Susan Kennedy, PMP

April 13 Dinner Meeting
Get ready to "Crash-Proof Your Career" at our April 13 Dinner Meeting. Jon Davis, Executive VP for MATRIX, a large IT Services & Search Firm, will talk about his Top 10 Tips for Career and Job Search Success in 2017, plus a step by step plan to manage your career.

Our PMO Spotlight will be Dave Kurima, sharing PMO insights from Jack Henry & Associates, a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services. Jack Henry & Associates was the recipient of the PMI Dallas Chapter 2016 Company of the Year Award.

Andreas Rueters will be facilitating a project management discussion from 6-6:30 pm, for a free ½ PDU and a great pre-dinner warm-up. Frank Zaber of Franklin Photography will be on hand from 5-6 pm to make Professional Portraits suitable for updating your social media profile. Just $15 for 3 high quality shots.

This month we are launching a renewed focus on our Career Networking Program also known as the Green Dot/Blue Dot Program.  Please join Lois Montague in the Fireside room 5:30-6:30 pm.  Tiffany McDougal, recruiter with Paladin Consulting is scheduled to attend and welcomes the opportunity to speak with members who are looking for a new opportunity.

A list of current volunteer opportunities in the chapter will also be available.  Join a team, meet more people and showcase your talents while you volunteer.  A variety of volunteer roles in are available.


We will be giving away a special door prize worth $695! Dallas based Doulos Training, long-time supporter of the PMI Dallas Chapter, provides some of the best quality Project Management and related courses. Doulos Training will be giving away a free registration to Emotional Intelligence, a 33-PDU course. Be sure to pre-register now.

 We’ll also raffle 3 classes worth $525 each from Crestcom, for April 22 workshop on Management and Leadership, good for 4 PDUs in Business and Strategy.  Be sure to pre-register now.

March Dinner Meeting

At the March Dinner we had a special presentation by James Snyder, one of the original Founders of Project Management Institute. Mr. Snyder walked us through the history of PMI and shared stories of the ordeals and adventures of the original founders and PMI's humble beginnings. (Video coming soon!)

Lee Whitney, CTO of Vibrant Fusion, A Wicresoft Company, spoke during the PMO Spotlight on Reporting and Dashboarding best practices for a PMO in large organizations. Keith Martino of CMI led a fun and interactive pre-dinner workshop on Leadership skills.

Golf Outing May 22

We're continuing to register sponsors and participants for our May 22 Golf Outing and Career Networking. We're set a special ticket price of $75 to make playing this top-rated Brookhaven course very affordable, and structured the outing as a "Best Ball" play to keep it fun and light. Don't play? Register for a 1-hour lesson after work or the Career reception.

Plus, we're offering a unique opportunity to "Golf with a Board Member" or "Golf Lesson with a Board Member." Starting at the April Dinner meeting you'll have the chance to sign up on a Board Member's team to spend an afternoon networking with some of the best and brightest in Dallas. Board members will vie for team members, explaining in short words why you would want to golf with them. All in good fun and for the great cause of supporting Children's Medical Center Foundation and PMI Dallas Chapter outreach programs.

Wondering how to get the most from your PMI Dallas Chapter membership? Join us at any event, volunteer to help out with one of the programs and let us hear from you. Thanks!

Be sure to check out the chapter on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Susan Kennedy, PMP

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