A Word From Our President

June 2017

Dear Members,Susan Kennedy, PMP

June 15 Dinner Meeting

"Product Focused Project Management," by Curt Raschke, is this month's dinner topic, with a discussion on ways to streamline project planning, optimize project benefit realization and strengthen project portfolio management. It should be interesting and enlightening.

Before dinner Warren Durham will be facilitating the free ½ PDU Pre-Dinner warm-up with a project management discussion in the Poolside Room at Brookhaven, 6-6:30. No registration required, just show up and join in the conversation.

Also, Frank Zaber of Franklin Photography will be offering Professional Portraits at a significantly reduced rate to help you keep your business profile fresh. 5-6:00 pm. Please register here to sign up and reserve your portrait sitting.

Want to connect with recruiters or share ideas with others who are also looking for opportunities? Join Lois Montague in the Fireside Room 5:30-6:30. Pick up a Blue Dot for your badge to indicate you're looking for a job, or a Green Dot to indicate you're looking for new talent for your job openings.

Our dinner meetings are full of networking opportunities, training and fellowship. Plus, before dinner, members have access to several FREE benefits such as the Book Review program, PM Library and more. Get the most from your PMI Dallas Chapter membership and Pre-register now.

Golf Outing May 22

What a fun event this was! We had a beautiful day with a lot of happy project managers, friends and guests on the golf course vying for awards or learning how to golf. Afterwards the career networking reception featured Absolutely Abby with insights on how to earn what you're worth.

We raffled off or gave away thousands of dollars of prizes and awards, and recognized those who were involved in making the event possible. Children's Medical Center Foundation thanked the group for support, and high schoolers who completed our project management program were on hand to help.

The Toastmasters team did an awesome job organizing volunteers and planning the career networking reception, and our Golf Planning Team came through in every way to make the event a success.

See the list below of Sponsors who pitched in their support. Next time you see them say "Thanks!" for making this possible. Check out our Facebook page and Instagram for fun photos of the day.

May Dinner Meeting

"The Dark Arts of Project Management" was the topic at the May 11 Dinner meeting, featuring Joe Perzel. Joe talked about how to become a Master Magician by marketing your project and constantly communicating in all directions.

Talibah Adenouga and a student from Skyline High School talked about their 2017 project. This class of high school students supported the Children's Medical Center Foundation with a creative deliverable to engage sick hospital kids.  The student and Talibah talked about lessons learned and the benefits of doing a project following good project management practices.

Crestcom was our Door Prize sponsor, generously providing leadership classes worth $525 each to 3 lucky dinner attendees.

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

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

Susan Kennedy, PMP

The PMI Dallas Chapter President is always interested in hearing from you.
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