PMI Austin Chapter Weekly Newsletter August 6, 2018 Print


Welcome to PMI Austin Chapter's weekly newsletter. Great things are happening and we want you to join us on this great journey to success.


Welcome momentum builders! The PMI Austin Chapter President, Benjamin Anyacho, has a special video message for you.    


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Upcoming Chapter Events and Registration Deadlines


Don't wait to register. Discounted prices in effect!

Spread the word—this epic event is open to the publicGuest speaker: Dr. John C. Maxwell, New York Times #1 bestselling author, coach and speaker. You don't want to miss it. This will be an exciting day with dynamic keynote speakers and breakout sessions. 

Earn 7 PDUs for this event filled with learning, networking, great professional development and fun! 

Student and military discounts available! 
Click on the 'Register Now' button for more details.


Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM (1 Leadership PDU) 
Location:  Meals on Wheels Central Texas, 3227 E. 5th St., 2nd Floor, Board Room 232, Austin, TX

Presentation Title: How to Recession Proof Your Career
Thom Singer

If a recession is coming (and many experts predict it will arrive sooner than later), then people need to prepare now. The path to navigating any economic situation is found in three buckets: Plans, Purpose, and People. You need to dig your well before you are thirsty if you want to be prepared for what could be ahead. This interactive presentation will help you look at your personal situation and think about real things you can do to impact your career in case of economic turbulence. These techniques are fun and easy! Uplift your career to a whole new level.

Registration:  $15
Click on the 'Register Now' button for more details.



Date and Time: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Cash bar, registration, business meeting, learning and networking (1 Leadership PDU)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Presentations

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Title:Offshore Resources on Agile Teams: Can It Work? (1 Technical PDU)
Kevin Rutkowski

Many of us have been asked to include offshore resources on Agile teams. The resources are often in a different time zone working hours that barely overlap with the hours of US team members. I'll share my stories, and stories from others, of how we’ve utilized Agile Manifesto principles to working with offshore resources with varying degrees of success.

Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Resilient Leadership (1 Leadership PDU)
Speaker: Dave Swanson

This presentation includes a description of leadership from a former US Army Infantry Platoon Leader that led a platoon of 40 men into over 100 firefights in combat. Participants will learn to define leadership for themselves and their teams; how to be resilient in the workplace; and how to evaluate their own style of leadership and what is the most effective.

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Title: REINVENT YOURSELF (1 Leadership PDU)
This special one hour session will focus on your job search. We will discuss job search strategies, resumes, LinkedIn and negotiating salaries.

Registration Deadline:  Early-bird registration closes Aug. 23.
Click on the 'Register Now' button for location and more details.



Date and Time: Friday, August 17, 2018,  8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: JJ Pickle Center - Commons Learning Center 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is hosting their seventh annual Business Analyst Development Day (ATX BADD) on Friday, August 17. This is an educational and networking conference for business analyst professionals. Be ready for a full day of presentations and workshops on collaboration, communication, and innovative requirements management techniques.

For questions, contact Bruce Solberg, the ATX BADD chairman, at BADD@austin.iiba.orgClick on the 'Register Now' button for more details.

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September 22 - Mentoring Breakfast

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Chapter News


Thank you to all who participated in last month's chapter meeting. The presentations have been posted on our website for your perusal.


PMI Austin Chapter wants to welcome its new chapter members and congratulate new credential holders. In the month of July, we welcomed 67 new chapter members. That brings our total new members so far this year to 656.

We also want to recognize the 15 new credential holders for July, which brings our total so far this year to 204. Visit PMI Austin Chapter website for more details.


Hello new member! Come to the August chapter meeting and pick up your free gift at the membership table. If you want to get more involved with the chapter, visit our website for more information on the benefits of volunteering. You may also contact our Director of Membership at


PMI Austin Chapter is seeking members interested in becoming officers on our board in 2019-2020. Elections will take place this fall. The chapter needs your leadership skills and passion for serving the project management community.

The following officer positions are now open for nominations:
1. President Elect
2. Vice President of Finance
3. Vice President of Marketing
4. Vice President of Operations

Visit our Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) for more details about each position and to apply.


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Education Opportunities

PMI Austin Chapter


Saturday exam preparation courses are 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. Ask about our military, student, and group discounts at

Next session: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 20, 27, and Nov. 3

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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:
Aug. 27 - 30  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)
Aug. 31 Project Management Fundamentals
Sept. 4 Intro to Agile Project Management
Sept. 5 - 7 Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Exam Prep
Sept. 24 - 27  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)

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


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Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved. Make a difference. Be a volunteer.

We have volunteer opportunities to fit everyone's busy schedule and skillset. Find out about the benefits of being a volunteer and search all available opportunities through our Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) at

Positions include:

Director of Education Quality Management - Manage education contracts, evaluate and make recommendations for improvement of education programs.

Mentors and mentees - Develop relationships to exchange knowledge and set goals to advance careers of mentees.

President Elect - Supports the current president for one year in preparation for assuming the position to lead the chapter in the following year.

Vice President of Finance - Manages all financial aspects of chapter activities.

Vice President of Marketing- Accountable for marketing and public relations for the chapter.

Vice President of Operations- Oversees chapter administration related to technology, events, metrics, assets and facilities.

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Job Postings

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.

Position: Director of Special Populations Continuous Improvement
Texas Education Agency

Position: Project Manager

Position: Project Manager - Platform 

Position: Project Manager - CAPPS Implementation
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Position: Senior Software Project Manager
Dover Fueling Solutions


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