PMI Austin Chapter Weekly Newsletter March 4, 2019 Print


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Upcoming Chapter Events and Registration Deadlines


Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: Noon – 1:00pm (1 hour, 1 Leadership PDU)
Speaker: Ramin Jahedi
Topic: The CEO Model: Connect, Educate, Offer. Build Momentum Through Connection

In today’s dynamic social and business environment, it is impossible to become an effective Connector without being a great Communicator. Learning to connect with people is the first step in this process. As humans, we need each other. We need to feel connected. Connection is the energy that exists when people feel supported, valued, and loved. Connecting allows you to build self-esteem and effectively inspire and motivate others.

Registration Deadline:  Registration closes Wednesday, March 20. There will be no onsite registrations.



Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Cash bar, registration, business meeting, learning, and networking (.5 Leadership PDU)

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm (1 Technical PDU)
Speaker: Cynthia Kahn
Topic: Agile Project Planning and Status Reporting

Being agile is not an excuse not to plan. Management still wants to know when they’re going to get their stuff, and they also want to know the current status of the project at the end of every sprint. Here’s an easy way to plan your next agile project and collect the right statistics for transparent status reporting.


Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm (1 Technical PDU)Steven Martin
Speaker: Steven Martin
Topic: Becoming an Exemplary Leader

Good leaders bring out three times more talent, energy, and motivation of their employees. This requires leaders to go beyond just tactical problem solving and directing folks through day-to-day issues under the guise of leadership. Experience in this mini-workshop what research has shown: how empowerment, self-direction, and self-management lead to greater innovation, higher levels of commitment, and happier employees, which in turn impacts the bottom line.

Registration Deadline: March 25. Early Bird registration closes March 21.

Our dinner events have been selling out, so please register early.  Note: If you have paid for your PMI Austin Chapter Membership within the past 48 hours, register as a guest and self-report the PDUs.

Menu: TBD. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
Join us for happy hour at 5:30pm.


2019 Spring PDD Header

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019Marriot Logo
Time: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Location:    Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

Early Bird Registration closes April 1, 2019 at 6:00pm.  REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY, APRIL 19 AT 6:00pm.
There will be no onsite registrations.

Menu: TBA. Vegetarian and Gluten-free options available

Please join the Austin PMI Chapter as we present our Spring PDD entitled Leading at the Speed of Change: The Evolution of Project Management. Thought leaders will share their insights on the latest developments and advancements in the field of project management through two keynotes and six workshops.  Invest now in an experience that will drive you to update your skills and empower you to lead your own teams at the speed of change.

PDD Schedule

Registration for PDD Spring 2019

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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 from 8:00am - 5:00pm and meets the 35-hour requirement for PMP® certification.

Cost: $1,095 for PMI Austin Chapter members and $1,195 for non-members.

October 19 - November 16, 2019


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!


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:

    March 25 - 26 Microsoft Project 2016 Levels 1 and 2

March 11 - 14 PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition

March 15 Intro to Agile Project Management

April 13th Professional Communication Etiquette Workshop

May 1 - 3 Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Exam Prep

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:

Volunteer Chair. Assist the Director of Volunteer with attracting and retaining volunteers for chapter events. The purpose is to ensure that chapter events are fully staffed with trained volunteers to assist attendees and board members.

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

Looking to become a Project Management Professional or Certified Associate Project Manager? Join us every Thursday night to prepare for the PMP or CAPM exam.

Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm 
Topic:  PMBOK Chapter 4, Project Integration Management     

For more information and to RSVP, join the Greater Austin PMP/CAPM Exam Study Group Meetup here:

MeetUp Study Group

PMI 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!

Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Speaker: Fernando Paz, Page One Guru
Topic:  Finally, Straight Up Information I Can Use to Win Online
Location:  Santa Rita Cantina, 1206 W 38 St., 78728

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

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Drop by and check out the Austin Project Manager Toastmasters.  Toastmasters is a great way to develop self-confidence by improving your communication and leaddrship skills.  Toastmasters clubs conduct meetings for members tosupport each other inreaching personal and professional goals.  You can also earn PDU's by giving a presentation, sharing knowledge, and volunteering.  

Join us the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.

Visit the Austin PM Toastmasters website for more information.


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!

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Chapter News


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Welcome to our newest PMI Austin Chapter credential holders: 

New Members Feb 2019

Check out our social media for more photos from this month's Chapter meeting.   PMIATX PMIAustin Feb2019AustinChapterMonthly Follow us and add some of your own meeting selfies...

Marketing Team 2019

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PMI Chapter Audience  Sandra J

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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: Project Manager
Company: Loop1 Systems

Position: Business Analyst II
Company: Central Health

Position: Project Manager: Industrial Analytics Applications
Company: Rockwell Automation Inc.


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