PMI Austin Chapter Weekly Newsletter - April 22, 2019 Print


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Education Opportunities


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Saturday exam preparation courses are designed to help students pass the PMP® or CAPM® exam. The 40-hour course, based on the PMBOK® Guide ed.6, is taught over five Saturdays and meets the 35-hour requirement for PMP® certification.  Click here to learn more about Ken Jones, PMP, instructor for Austin's PMP Preparation course.

2019 Course Dates: 
May 4 - June 1
July 13 - August 10
October 19 - November 16
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location:  Staybridge Suites Austin North - Parmer Lane, 13000 N. IH35, Bldg 9, 78753

Cost: $1,095 for PMI Austin Chapter members ($1,195 for non-members)


The PMI Austin Chapter Scholarship includes three academic scholarships valued at up to US $2,500 each and is sponsored by the PMI Austin Chapter. 

In order to be considered eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying to a project management degree program or a related field.  For more information, visit PMI Austin Chapter Scholarship.


The Education Office of PMI Austin Chapter offers our unemployed members free tuition for our Saturday PMP® Exam Prep classes.  Only the material costs will be required ($250). Students are encouraged to pay the remaining tuition ($845) to the Scholarship Fund once they find employment. To apply, contact Geoff West at

Be sure to ask Geoff about the military, student, and group discounts offered through PMI Austin.


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Upcoming Chapter Events and Registration Deadlines

Spring 2019 professional development daY

PDD Sring Sponsors

Leading at the Speed of Change: The Evolution of Project Management
Tuesday, April 23
Time: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Austin Marriott North 2600 La Frontera Blvd, 78681
Thought leaders will share their insights on the latest developments in the field of project management. Go to the PMI Austin Chapter website for further details.  

Featured PDD SpeakerAlan M. Hill Headshot Spring PDD

Speaker: Alana M. Hill, PMP
Topic: What's Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change
Time: 10:15am to 12:150pm

We learned in science that change needs a catalyst, but what about in life? In this inspiring program about what catalyzed her own changes, Alana demonstrates how purpose and passion can reinforce your personal, family, and career goals. This interactive program will leave you with immediate steps to move you forward. Leading change…the Ms. Engineer Way. Click here to learn more about Alana.


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Volunteer Opportunities

PMI Austin Chapter has opportunities to fit everyone's busy schedule and skillset. Find out about the benefits of getting involved. Search available opportunities at our Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) at

Director of Volunteers. Recruit and manage volunteers for PMI Austin chapter events. 

PMI Austin Mentors. Develop mentor-mentee relationships to share your knowledge with other project management professionals.

PMI Austin Mentees. Provide an opportunity to develop a relationship with a more experienced project management professional to guide and support you in your career goals.


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Networking for Project Managers in Austin

If you are hosting a local group designed to improve, educate, or coach local project managers, send detailed information to We will help you get the word out.

Greater Austin PMP/CAPM Study Group Meetup

New location!   Wework domain!

Looking to get certified as a Project Management Professional or Certified Associate Project Manager? Join us every Thursday night to prepare for the PMP® or CAPM® exam. All levels of PMBOK® knowledge welcome.

Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Topic: PMBOK® Project Risk Management
 WeWork Domain, 11801 Domain Blvd, Room 31, 78758.  NOTE:  Please bring a picture I.D. to check in at WeWork reception.  Enter from top level of green parking garage.

Space is limited. Please RSVP: Greater Austin PMP/CAPM Exam Study Group Meetup.

Small Business PM Meetup

Meetup Small BusinessPMI members of Austin's Small Business Network is a fun, supportive group of entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and the owners and employees of small businesses in Austin. Many of our members are PMP® certified.  All are welcome!

For more information and to RSVP, join the PMI Austin Small Business Network Meetup.


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Job Postings

Blue Dot / Green dot Employment Program

Special thanks to the following companies for your participation in the Austin Chapter's Blue Dot/Green Dot program:

National Instruments

Experis Manpower Group

Central Health

data analysis & Results

university of texas

Contact Luis Peña if your company would like exclusive access to our PMI project managers at the monthly chapter meetings.

Current Job openings

Position: Cyber Security Project Manager
Company: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Position: Business Analyst II
Company: Central Health

Visit the chapter website for details on job postings, a benefit of membership. You must sign-in with your PMI Austin Chapter credentials to view the list of jobs.

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