PMI Austin Chapter Weekly Newsletter September 10, 2018 Print


This newsletter is FOR YOU! Be part of the revolution that PMI Austin Chapter is experiencing. Grab a front row seat to this incredible journey of excellence in project management. 


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

2018 Fall Symposium


>This Symposium will take the place of the September Chapter Meeting. Don't wait to register.


John C. Maxwell, PhD - #1 New York Times Bestselling author, coach and speaker with 26 million books sold in 50 languages
Al Zeitoun, PhD, EVP, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP - Leader in global project management and operational excellence for large corporations
Sandeep K. Desai, Executive Architect and Watson Solutions Leader
Kevin D. Martin, PMP, PMI-ACP, MBA - Leader in IT project, program and portfolio management
Steven Hale, MBA - Chief of Staff at IBM's Watson Content and Internet of Things Platform
Roger Haskett, BFA, MA - Award winning international speaker on transformational change
Spencer Horn, MS, CTPC - President of Spencer Horn Solutions and previous VP of a NASDAQ company that developed IMAX theaters
Mac McGuire, PhD - Founding President and COO of McGuire & Associates Consulting and US Army Veteran
Todd C. Williams, PMP - Expert with 30 years experience in international strategies and operational excellence

>Details of each speaker's presentation(s) and the schedule are on the registration page. Check it out.

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (1 Leadership PDU)
Location: Refugees Services of Texas (Georgian Acres Room), 500 East St. Johns Ave. Ste 1.280, Austin, TX 78752

Speaker: Lana Petru Ed.D, President and CEO of Líder·ology Consulting Group (LCG) focusing on leadership development and diversity and inclusion strategies.  
Presentation Title: Building Cohesive and Inclusive Teams Through Engagement

With today’s workforce, it is often assumed that cohesive, effective teams are difficult to build. But, with key concepts in mind, your team can thrive with members from different cultures, age groups, and genders. When all members of the team are engaged and included, productivity increases.

Registration:  $15 (Price includes lunch and your PDU credit)


When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Cafe Express, 3418 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Mentors and mentees will gather to network and share expriences. This is the last mentoring breakfast of the year.

You must be a PMI Austin Chapter member to participate. No registration required. If you have any questions, contact us at  


When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Location: Austin Convention Center

As a project management and technology professional in Central Texas, you don't want to miss the region's largest business and technology conference & expo next month. PMI Austin Chapter members have received discounted registration. Visit InnoTech Austin and use code PMI8C for complimentary registration for general InnoTech or 20% off all special events including the Women of Tech Summit, Austin DevOps Forum, ISSA Security Luncheon, CIO Gala Luncheon and more. An extra registration fee is required for these special events.

PMI Austin Chapter members qualify for up to 7 PDU's.


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Chapter News


Your vote counts! All PMI Austin Chapter members received an email ballot this past week from PMI Austin Chapter Nominations and Election Committee.  Follow instructions and you will have an opportunity to review candidate bios before you vote. Voting ends Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM CT.


Venkatesh JadhavPMI Educational Foundation has awarded our very own VP of Marketing, Venkatesh Jadhav an academic scholarship for 2018-2019.  We are very proud of you!

The PMI Education Foundation helps to advance the project management profession and helps students achieve their dreams.



Our Member Referral Program will award a $50 gift card to three members with the most referrals during calendar year 2018. For a chance to win, recruit as many new members, past members and/or student members to join/re-join the Austin Chapter from now until December 2018. All you have to do is send an email to with the names and PMI ID numbers of the new members you have referred. Winners will be announced at the January 2019 monthly chapter meeting.  

Ready, Set Refer!


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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
Registration closes Monday, Sept. 24 at 6:00 PM

Register Now

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:
Sept. 24 - 27  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)
Oct. 9 - 12  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)
Nov. 5 - 7 Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Exam Prep
Nov. 8 Microsoft Project 2016 - Level 1
Nov. 9 Project Management Fundamentals

For information about cost, schedule, and to register, visit the Banyan Learning Austin PMI Chapter page. Ask about our military discounts when you register or email us at


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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.

Operations Technology Chair - Support chapter technology with monitoring and updating website, SharePoint site, event registration, surveys, metrics, newsletter and other technology platforms.


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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: Global HR Mergers and Acquisitions Sr. Advisor
Dell, Inc.

Position: Project Manager (Cloud)
RP Technology LLC


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