A Word From Our President, January 2020

January 3, 2020

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! On behalf of the Board and Volunteers of PMI Dallas Chapter, we hope you have had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.

I am honored to be your new PMI Dallas Chapter President and want to start the new year thanking Joe Carson for his time over the last two years leading the Chapter. The Chapter has grown under Joe’s leadership and Joe will continue supporting the Chapter in 2020 in the Past President’s role. Thank you, Joe.

Now let’s get started! Did you know that according to research conducted by Time Magazine and the University of Scranton, 30 percent of people creating new year’s resolutions give up on them in only two weeks?

Writing down your plans with the end goal in mind and building your support system is critical to helping ensure success. As project managers, we know creating a plan is paramount to successful delivery.

What are my goals for 2020?

  • Enhance the career advancement of project managers by helping champion PMI’s Disciplined Agile program
  • Grow the Chapter’s project management professional training for members and potential members
  • Encourage networking between members to increase connections and professional bonds
  • Recognize our great chapter volunteers, who make the chapter all that it is today

We hope your goals for 2020 include growing your Agile skillset, with tools like PMI’s Disciplined Agile (DA).

The PMI Dallas Chapter is participating in the DA Champions program.  As such, PMI Dallas Chapter will be helping PMI Global HQ communicate information and benefits of this helpful PM toolkit and way of working.

For example, from the Disciplined Agile Consortium and PMI:

The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit provides straightforward guidance to help organizations choose their way of working (WoW) in a context-sensitive manner, providing a solid foundation for business agility.

Our fundamental advice is to start where you are, do the best that you can given the situation that you face, and always try to get better.

Check out this video with Doug Larson (PMI Dallas VP Communications) and Scott Ambler (Co-Founder DA) for a quick overview of DA and the importance of DA to project managers.

What is Disciplined Agile with Scott Ambler

The Agile transformation era is already here, and our Chapter volunteers are interested in doing what we can to support any changes with you, by you, and for you.

Also, for your Agile skills development, include the 2020 UTD Project Management Symposium in your or your company’s agile development plan.  Theme for this year is “Transforming Project Management for Rapid Results: Agile, Flexible and Strategic,” May 18-19, 2020.

This is an outstandingthought leadership event to help advance the project management profession. If you have a great topic to present, the Symposium team is accepting abstracts through January 20, 2020. Submit your abstract!

At PMI Dallas Chapter, we are proud to support the 4,500+ Chapter members who represent a great variety of industries and stages of their careers.

Let us all write goals, create plans, and deliver success in 2020! Please feel free to reach out to us and let us know how to serve you better.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at a Chapter event this month and throughout the year!

Please follow our social media sites on FacebookLinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram @pmidallas for the latest Chapter news and the Events Calendar for Chapter activities.

If there are any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at [email protected]

Mei Lin, PMP
PMI Dallas President.