PMI Austin Chapter Weekly Newsletter April 16, 2018 Print


PMI Austin Chapter is working to make more effective use of your limited time. We will consolidate the news into a weekly newsletter of chapter highlights and event deadlines. Don't miss out on our upcoming chapter events, training opportunities, volunteer positions, and more!

President's Welcome Message

Welcome to the "revived" edition of our chapter newsletter. The dominant motif in the industry today is VALUE, and we want to double the value we offer you in 2018. We are listening to your voice and diversifying our offerings. In these times of great excitement in our profession, the chapter will help you learn the language of the profession, gain new capabilities, advance your career, and have fun through our mentoring programs, robust learning networking, happy hour, SME knowledge exchange, communities of interest, PM courses and certification preparation, military outreach, college outreach, volunteer opportunities and recognition, promotion of PMP values, and much more… We are making PMI Austin Chapter meetings a fun environment and a connection point for job seekers.

Thanks for being a chapter member! We value your feedback.
Benjamin Anyacho, PMP, President

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Upcoming Chapter Events and Registration Deadlines

Lunch N Learn

Date and Time: April 24, 2018, Noon – 1:00 PM 
Location:  Refugees Services of Texas, 500 East St. Johns Ave Ste 1.280

Speaker: Cynthia Kahn
Presentation Title: INTRODUCTION TO AGILE AND SCRUM (1 Technical PDU) 

What is agile? In this introduction, you'll learn the definition of what agile really means, along with other terms like MVP and Scrum. Learn what it's like to plan and execute an agile project.

Registration:  $15. Lunch will be provided. Online registration and payment only.

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Knowledge Xchange Social

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Title: WAGILE KXL (1.5 Technical PDU)

Cash wine bar; Dinner provided by Jason's Deli

Texas Reds and Whites

Texas Reds and Whites Tasting Room,
407 Red River 
Austin, Texas 78701


Join us for a Knowledge Xchange Social in the heart of downtown Austin where project managers share and learn at the intersection of the traditional Waterfall methodology and the Agile (Lean) transformation mindset. Learn more about the latest trends and approaches in project and portfolio management. Discuss problems you've experienced, offer perspectives on new techniques you've implemented, and share lessons learned. 

Registration and Cost:

  • $10 before April 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm
  • $20 before April 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm
  • $30 late registration

Space is limited! Walk-ins not accepted if registration is full.

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May 22 Chapter Meeting Community Spotlight 

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 pm (registration, business meeting, networking, and cash bar) 7:00 – 9:00 pm (presentations)
Title: Community Spotlight Speaker Presentations and Roundtable Discussion (3 Leadership PDUs)

Presentations and Roundtable discussion featuring Spencer Cronk, Austin City Manager, Darran Anderson, Director of Strategy and Innovation at TxDOT, Tamara Fields, Managing Director at Accenture, Rahul Bhandari, Director of Dell Pivotal US Labs, and Michael Wood, Director of Cloud-Native Strategist, Pivotal, Inc.

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Education Opportunities


PMI Educational Foundation

Two academic scholarships sponsored by PMI Austin Chapter Scholarship valued at up to US $2,500 each are available. Application deadline is May 1, 2018. To review the guidelines for Academic Scholarships, visit the Scholarship Guidelines.

Apply for PMI Austin Chapter Scholarship | PMIEF.


Banyan Group

PMI Austin Chapter has partnered with Banyan Group Project Management Solutions to offer PMP® and PMP-ACP® Exam preparation courses, as well as an Intro to Agile class. Weekday courses will be available both in the classroom and online.

Upcoming Classes:
PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition) - May 14-17
Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Exam Prep - May 23-25
Intro to Agile Project Management - April 27

For information about cost, schedule, and upcoming classes and to register, visit the Banyan Learning Austin PMI Chapter page


PMI Austin Chapter

Registration is now open for Saturday exam preparation courses designed to help students pass PMI's PMP® or CAPM® exam. The 40-hour course, based on the newly-released PMBOK® Guide 6th edition, is taught over five Saturdays and meets the 35-hour requirement for PMP® certification. 

Cost: $995 for PMI Austin Chapter members and $1095 for non-members.

Upcoming Classes:
Session 2: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, and 23

Register Now


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Job Postings

Visit the chapter website for details on job postings, a benefit of membership. 

Company: Advantis Global
Position: Technical Project Manager

Company: Cognitive Scale
Position: Senior Project Manager

Company: ITZ Consultants, LLC
Position: IT Project Manager III

Company: Smile Doctors LLC
Position: Senior Project Manager


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