PMI Austin Chapter Weekly Newsletter October 8, 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 to October, change champions! The PMI Austin Chapter President, Benjamin Anyacho, has a special video message for you.   


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Upcoming Chapter Events and Registration Deadlines

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (1 Strategic and Business Management PDU)
Location: Meals on Wheels Central Texas, East 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78702. Boardroom 3227, located in the West bldg. second floor, Rm: #232.

Speaker: Ahmed Zouhair, PMP, Business Administration, Emotional Intelligence, ITIL, Agile, Project and Program Management.
Presentation Title: Disrupting the Automotive Industry: Tesla Strives for Success

Tesla is one of the world's fastest-growing electrical-vehicle (EV) companies.  This session will highlight a study that investigates Tesla's unique business strategy. This research is crucial to professionals and students in the disciplines of management and marketing because of the way Tesla is disrupting the traditional fossil fuel business model. Competitors are watching very closely and following in Tesla's footsteps to keep up with EV technology.

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


Date and Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 pm (registration, business meeting, networking, and dinner) 7:00 – 9:00 pm (presentations)
Earn 2.5 PDUs

The Community Spotlight includes presentations by Tonya Hoffman, CEO and Founder fo the Public Speakers Association and David Gawlik, President and CEO of PMware.

Click the "Register Now" button below for more details about the event.

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The largest Online Virtual Project Management Conference in the world (hosted by the International Institute for Learning (IIL)!

Go-Live Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Why attend? PMI Austin Chapter members receive a $10 discount with promo code: PMIAUSTIN 
How long is my access?
90 days

IIL's annual International Project Management Day online conference brings together professionals from around the world that are passionate about change, our future, and the important role of those in the project management profession. This is not just an online conference, this is an experience!

Conference features:
a. Five keynote sessions with speaker Q&A
b. 15+ video presentations
c. On-demand access for 90 days
d. 2 free online courses
e. Up to 26 PDUs to maintain certification
f. Earn Achievement Badges and win prizes
g. Networking, downloads, and takeaways

Cost: $59 before Nov. 1 and $79 after Nov. 1
For assistance with registration, contact Barry Milhaven at [email protected] or call 212-515-5142.


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Chapter News


Thank you for voting.  Winners will be announced at the October Community Spotlight Chapter Meeting on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Don't miss it!


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 [email protected] 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!


If you are a PMI member but not yet a member of our Chapter, this program is for you! We offer limited Guest Passes to allow you an opportunity to experience the value and benefits of Chapter membership. We are offering you a free membership in our Chapter for the remainder of your current PMI membership cycle! 

Find out more about the power of membership!

Book your space at the 2018 Annual Vendor Showcase

Position your brand with the Dallas PMI Chapter, expand your network of potential clients and grow your business in the Dallas area. Chapter members as well as non-members will also benefit by networking with other project management professionals  and earning PDUs. Vendor space is limited. Email Huma Sohrwardy, VP of Marketing at [email protected]. For registration information, visit the Dallas PMI Chapter webpage.


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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 [email protected]

More sessions coming in 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

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:
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
Nov. 13 - 16  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)
Dec. 10 - 13  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)

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 [email protected].


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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.


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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 or Senior PM
Dover Fueling Solutions

Position: Project Manager


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