A Word From Our President

Dear Members and Friends,

Let the fireworks begin! July marks that we are more than 50% complete with 2018. Summer is here and the temperatures continue to increase. I want to take just a few moments to highlight the some of the cool (and air-conditioned) events we will be offering this summer to help increase your knowledge of project management.

Our Monthly Dinner meeting will be July 12, 2018, and the topic is Scaling Up on Lean, Agile, and DevOps. This session is geared to help your organization transition and implement or improve Agile practices within the company. In addition, to the knowledge shared by the speaker, the meeting is a great place to network with other project management professionals.

We also have our bi-monthly breakfast scheduled for July 14, 2018 and the topic will be Managing Lessons Learn as an Organization’s Intellectual Property. As project managers we focus on gathering the lessons learned to improve the company’s outlook, yet we sometimes fail to recognize the importance of keeping this information as intellectual property of the organization. This will include ensuring that we don’t share specifics with other employers if you transition companies. I encourage everyone to attend this session as it offers ways to align the gathering of lessons learn with PMBOK practices.

If you are looking for ways to better communicate to your project team and/or your management team, you should check out our PMI Dallas Toastmasters Club which meets every month.  This month’s meeting is scheduled for July 21, 2018. This is an excellent way to hone your public speaking capabilities in front of an unbiased audience. The Toastmasters Club always provides participants with great feedback.

With that I hope you had a great 4th of July and I hope to see you at some of our events this month. If there are any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at president@pmidallas.org.

Sincerely,

Joe Carson, PMP
President, PMI Dallas Chapter