PMI-CIC News

PMI Central Iowa Chapter welcomes you to view Project Manager Monthly, our monthly Newsletter. Check out the latest edition:  

 Newsletter Topics and Articles: (please click on links to access the articles)

  • President's Remarks  by Jan Vanderwerf, PMP, President, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
    Jan's thoughts on the many activities, services, and successes of the PMI-Central Iowa Chapter in 2016.
  • Enactus at Drake University by Norm Veen, MBA, PMP
    We asked Norm Veen, long-time active member of our chapter to share highlights from his experiences with the Enactus program at Drake University.  Take a look at what he had to say!
  • PMBOK Tips in Human Resources Management by Sinikka Waugh, PMP, VP Of Marketing and Communications, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • Inspired by the PMBOK, and armed with practical tips, Sinikka Waugh takes on a quick tour through critical success factors of human resources management.  How well-positioned are you to inspire people to plan and execute well on your projects?
  • Request for Newsletter articles
  • This is an invitation to submit articles related to Project Management, to be published in the monthly newsletter of PMI Central Iowa Chapter. If you are interested in writing an article, please email it to dir-newsletter@pmi-centraliowa.org by the 20th of each month.

For Newsletter suggestions, please contact Sinikka Waugh, VP of Communications and Marketing at vp.marketing@pmi-centraliowa.org

If you have constructive ideas and feedback about your local PMI chapter, please contact the board members. Contact information is available at the chapter web site: www.pmi-centraliowa.org

PMI Central Iowa Chapter welcomes you to view Project Manager Monthly, our monthly Newsletter. Check out the latest edition:  

 Topics of the Newsletter: (please click on links to access the articles)

  • Thank You To All Who Attended PDD 2016 by Candi Banghart, VP of Professional Development, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • We were very privileged to have 500 members and non-members turn out for the Annual Professional Development Day 2016 Conference! We hope that you found the conference informative, engaging and worthwhile. We would like say Thank You to all attendees, session & keynote speakers, PDD team members and all volunteers.
  • Please Review - PMI CIC ByLaws FINAL Version by Mark Havlicek, Immediate Past President, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • Soon you will be asked to vote by email on accepting or rejecting our Chapter’s revised 2016 Bylaws. It is our Board’s policy to allow you a fourteen (14) day period in which to review the document before voting. Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with the revised Bylaws before November 14th.
  • Five Secrets to Effective Decision Making by Karin Hurt, CEO of Let's Grow Leaders
  • Winning Well managers know that like everything else that matters, decision-making is always a game of Confidence AND Humility, Results AND relationships. Winning Well leaders know that making the right decisions is clearly only the beginning, it's also about building decision making competency throughout your team. Read Karin's article on the secrets to effective decision making.
  • Request for Newsletter articles
  • This is an invitation to submit articles related to Project Management, to be published in the monthly newsletter of PMI Central Iowa Chapter. If you are interested in writing an article, please email it to dir-newsletter@pmi-centraliowa.org by the 20th of each month.

For Newsletter suggestions, please contact Sinikka Waugh, VP of Communications and Marketing at vp.marketing@pmi-centraliowa.org

If you have constructive ideas and feedback about your local PMI chapter, please contact the board members. Contact information is available at the chapter web site: www.pmi-centraliowa.org

PMI Central Iowa Chapter welcomes you to view Project Manager Monthly, our monthly Newsletter. Check out the latest edition:  

 Topics of the Newsletter: (please click on links to access the articles)

  • Professional Development Day (PDD) 2016 Update by Candy Banghart, VP of Professional Development, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • We are excited to present a very full "Professional Development Day" of "in demand" keynote speakers, and session leaders providing great topics and activities to ensure that PDD 2016 will be a day well spent as you enhance your skills, network with new and old friends and engage with other project professionals exploring the theme of ‘Develop Yourself – What’s Your Plan?’.
  • PMI CIC Board of Directors Nominations are now OPEN by Mark Havlicek, Immediate Past President, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • The Project Management Institute, Central Iowa Chapter (PMI-CIC) is Iowa’s foremost authority on Project Management and the only organization in Central Iowa dedicated solely to the advancement of the profession in the area.  Over 800 members strong and highly visible to the professional community, the PMI-CIC is an active and benevolent force advocating for PMs and the profession. Get involved by running for office!
  • Central Iowa Chapter's Update on Mentoring KickOffby Robert Moore, Director of Mentoring, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • In September, our Mentoring Program kicked off for the year! Mentors and Mentees enjoyed a chance to meet each other and identify best fits. Robert provides an update on this program.
  • PMIEF Scholarship Winners Announced!
  • Earlier this year we informed you about the PMIEF scholarships we're able to offer as a chapter to support students. Click the link to know more! 
  • The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition
  • The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition is now OPEN for review and comment till 5:00 pm EST, 18 October 2016. Anyone interested in commenting on the exposure draft should visit the PMI Standards Exposure Draft Page. 
  • PMBOK Tips on Communication Management by Sinikka Waugh, PMP, VP of Communications and Marketing, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • The best communications are those that reach their intended audiences with the intended results.  The intent of this communication is to provide project managers in Central Iowa with practical, applicable, PMBOK-based ways to improve our project communications.
  • Request for Newsletter articles
  • This is an invitation to submit articles related to Project Management, to be published in the monthly newsletter of PMI Central Iowa Chapter. If you are interested in writing an article, please email it to dir-newsletter@pmi-centraliowa.org by the 20th of each month.

For Newsletter suggestions, please contact Sinikka Waugh, VP of Communications and Marketing at vp.marketing@pmi-centraliowa.org

If you have constructive ideas and feedback about your local PMI chapter, please contact the board members. Contact information is available at the chapter web site: www.pmi-centraliowa.org

PMI Central Iowa Chapter welcomes you to view Project Manager Monthly, our monthly Newsletter. Check out the latest edition:  

 Topics of the Newsletter: (please click on links to access the articles)

  • President's Article: Six Reasons to Attend PDD 2016 by Jan Vanderwerf, PMP, President, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • PDD is an investment in our membership and guests which promotes our profession and improves every one of us. By taking advantage of this opportunity, you prove you are a project management leader. This year our theme is:  Develop Yourself - What's Your Plan. And the focus is on YOU! In this article, Jan provides some compelling reasons to sign up and attend PDD 2016.
  • Call for Nominations and Looking for Great Candidates by Mark Havlicek, Immediate Past President, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • Are you looking for a way to get involved and give back to your profession while making new friends and expanding your skillset?  If so, the PMI Central Iowa Chapter Board of Directors may be for you. Elections are in October of this year for 2017 positions. Click to know more about the positions.
  • Preview the 'By Law Update and Advance Notice of Member Vote' by Mark Havlicek, Immediate Past-President, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • On a regular basis, the PMI Central Iowa Chapter is required to revise and update our organization's By-Laws. We have recently undergone this process and will soon be requesting a vote of the membership to approve or disapprove of the current version of the By-Laws. Please watch your email for the ballot to vote on this important governing document. 
  • PMBOK Tips on Cost Management by Sinikka Waugh, PMP, VP of Communications and Marketing, PMI Central Iowa Chapter
  • Talking about money can be tricky. Talking about funds we have feels like bragging. Talking about funds we don't have feels like complaining. Asking for funding seems awkward. Apologizing for over-spending is embarrassing. But within the weighty chapter on Cost Management, PMBOK offers various tips that can help us. Click to know more.
  • Request for Newsletter articles
  • This is an invitation to submit articles related to Project Management, to be published in the monthly newsletter of PMI Central Iowa Chapter. If you are interested in writing an article, please email it to dir-newsletter@pmi-centraliowa.org by the 20th of each month.

For Newsletter suggestions, please contact Sinikka Waugh, VP of Communications and Marketing at vp.marketing@pmi-centraliowa.org

If you have constructive ideas and feedback about your local PMI chapter, please contact the board members. Contact information is available at the chapter web site: www.pmi-centraliowa.org

Topics of the Newsletter Are: (please click on links to access the articles)

  • PMI Central Iowa Chapter - 2016 Elections: Call for Nominations by Joel Wolcott, PMP, PMI-ACP, Immediate Past-President
  • You can become a volunteer leader and serve on the PMI-CIC Board of Directors! Act today by nominating yourself, or another PMI CIC Member, for an open PMI CIC Board position.  This article contains details on the open positions for 2016 as well the election timeline.
  • PMI Central Iowa Chapter Meeting on September 17th, 2015 @ 11:30A by Larry Brandmeyer, AVP, Nationwide
  • Join us for a discussion on Nationwide’s journey to Agile and Lean development including how we got to where we are today, what lies ahead, and the role of the PMO.  The session will conclude with a Q&A panel with leaders in various roles at Nationwide.  With over 150 Agile teams in 3 locations, Nationwide has fully embraced a future in Agile development.
  • Who Has Time for Professional Development? by Candi Banghart, VP of Professional Development
  • All around us, project management is quickly gaining in visibility and value across corporations and government alike. Like every profession, the world of project management has continued to change and evolve, standards in methodology have expanded to include alternative disciplines such as Kanban and Scrum. This article talks about expectations from Project Managers to seek out different learning opportunities and improve along the way.
  • PMI Mentoring Program - A Mentoring We Go!! - by Marty Haas, PMP, Director of Mentoring
  • This article has details on the PMI Mentoring KickOff event that occurred on August 24th, 2015. Mentors and Mentees got introduced and are being paired up based on the mentee goals and expectations. Marty mentions that there are still opening if you are interested. 
  • PMIEF Scholarship Winners from Central Iowa by Joel Wolcott, PMP, PMI-ACP, Immediate Past-President
  • The PMI Global Education Foundation (PMIEF) for the year 2016 has awarded scholarships to Central Iowa residents. This article has details on the awardees and their career aspirations in the field of Project Management.
  • PMP Exam is changing in 2016
  • Final date for the current PMP exam has moved to January 11th, 2016. To allow all stakeholders additional time to prepare for the updated Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, we have moved the last day to take the current exam to January 11th, 2016. After this date, the PMP will reflect the new exam content outline. This is a change from the original date of November 1st, 2015.
  • Want to Host a PMI Chapter Meeting at your Company?
  • Would your company be interested in hosting a PMI Chapter Meeting? There is no cost to the company. Requirements would be to accommodate between 60-100 registrants. The Director of Logistics will work with your company café, if applicable, or arrange for catering services. This is an networking opportunity for your fellow project managers. For more details or answers to your questions, please contact Stephanie Dolan, Director of Logistics at dir-logistics@pmi-centraliowa.org
  • Request for Newsletter Articles
  • This is an invitation to submit articles related to Project Management, to be published in the monthly newsletter of PMI Central Iowa Chapter. If you are interested in writing an article, please email it to dir-newsletter@pmi-centraliowa.org by the 20th of each month.

For Newsletter suggestions, please contact Craig Hinson, VP of Communications and Marketing at vp.marketing@pmi-centraliowa.org

If you have constructive ideas and feedback about your local PMI chapter, please contact the board members. Contact information is available at the chapter web site: www.pmi-centraliowa.org

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