PMI Monthly Meeting
February 17, 2012 in
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 4:00 PM
- Doubletree Lloyd Center
PMI – Portland is having its monthly dinner meeting on 4/17. I will be in attendance and invite JobGroup members to come out with me. We can make arrangements to meet before hand. More details to come. RSVP if you are interested in joining me. Remember to register with PMI-Portland if you want to go.
See you soon!
Portfolio Management – Panel Discussion
A Portfolio Management Panel Discussion with Portfolio Managers from Portland area firms. The panel will lead off with an introduction into portfolio management by Jeff Oltmann. Each panelist will present their firm and its approach to portfolio management. Finally there will be a panel discussion including Q&A from the audience.
Andrew Smith – Cambia Health Solutions (Regence)
Christina Bonda-Riva – Iberdrola Renewables
April Sobetzki – Columbia Sportswear
Robert Bondaruk – Port of Portland
Jeff Oltmann has over 25 years of experience developing new products and managing successful programs. His specialties include strategy deployment, project excellence, and program and portfolio management. He is principal consultant at Synergy Professional Services (www.spspro.com), founder of the Portfolio Management Roundtable, and on graduate management faculty at Oregon Health and Science University. He previously ran the PMO and a project portfolio for IBM’s xSeries.
Creating a GREAT Project Management Service Experience
Despite the importance of service in our economy, there is very little true research on how people respond to service engagements. The research that has been done has shown that humans have odd recollections of events that affect their memories of service. Humans also tend to have a specific set of factors they use to gauge the quality of the service they receive.
Service is the essence of project management. Project managers serve many people in delivering projects, including sponsors, clients, senior managers, and others. A project manager’s actions and success are gauged by how well they achieve the goals that they are expected to achieve, and how well they serve the various constituents who have expectations for the project manager.
If there is little research on service generally, there is little to no research on the service aspects of project management. This talk fills the gap in our understanding of the best practices of project managers in providing service. It examines research into customer service. It then translates findings from that research into specific actions that should be performed by project managers. Performing these actions will help a project manager have satisfied service encounters as gauged by clients and sponsors.
About Brad Hermanson
Brad is Western Region Environmental Practice Leader for GEI Consulting, a 500-person firm specializing in geotechnical, environmental, ecology, and water resources services. Brad is a registered engineer with degrees in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, has an MBA from the Oregon Executive MBA Program, and is also PMP®. A practicing project manager for over 25 years, Brad has special interests in the application of decision analysis and risk management on projects, a topic of research for him in his MBA program. He has been a frequent workshop and conference speaker on a wide range of project management topics, particularly on the management of risk and uncertainty. Brad taught the Project Risk Management section of the Portland Chapter PMP® certification course for over eight years.
New Member Welcome Meeting
We meet directly after the Educational Presentation, in the same room. Join us to learn about who we are and what we offer, and to meet other new members.
Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon
Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!
Logging into the PMI Portland web site will automatically display the prices for which you are eligible based on your membership status. Questions? Click here for complete Event Registration and Pricing Information .
PMI Portland Chapter Members*–Keynote w/ meal $25, Keynote only $15, Educational Presentation $10
PMI Portland Chapter Student Members*–Keynote w/ meal $15, Keynote only $15, Educational Presentation $5
Non-Members–Keynote w/ meal $35, Keynote only $15, Educational Presentation $10
Late registration–Between 10 a.m.Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday (day of meeting) – add $10 to regular registration price. After 4 p.m. Tuesday (day of meeting) – add $20 to regular registration price.
You must be a PMI Portland Chapter member prior to registering for an event to be eligible for the member rate. A PMI Portland Chapter member is a member in good standing in the Chapter’s member database.
*Chapter Members and Chapter Student Members are current members of PMI and the Portland Chapter. Student Membership is defined by PMI GOC, and does not apply to non-members who may be students.PMI Portland Chapter Student Outreach Policy and Process
A full refund will be made if request for cancellation/refund is received 24 hours in advance of the meeting/event (the time registration opens is the official start of the meeting/event).
All requests for refunds must be made in writing to the respective event coordinator: Director of Registration
Registrations cannot be transferred from event to event due to different rate structures; a refund will be processed and applied to the original credit card.
Baked Cod served over a Hood River Potato Cake
with Lobster Cream Sauce & Seasonal Vegetables
Roasted Gingered Soy Fillet Citrus Glaze with
Steamed Vegetables & Jasmine Rice
Banana Cake Sliced Bananas with Whipped Cream icing
& Finished with White Chocolate Crumbles
Chapter Meeting/Keynote Presentation–1 PDU
Educational Presentation–1 PDU
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Chapter Meeting Late Fee Restructure
The PMI Portland Chapter Board of Directors has determined there is a need to restructure our Chapter meeting fees to reward those who register early for the meetings. We recently sent a notice of fee changes to our Chapter meeting late fee. Early registration greatly facilitates event planning and reduces registration lines the night of the meeting. The Portland PMI Chapter subsidizes the cost of the Chapter meetings to keep the cost as low as possible for our Chapter meeting attendees. Your Chapter leadership is committed to providing quality events at reasonable costs but we need your help to succeed. As a volunteer organization, we have limited resources and time to accomplish our goals and tasks each month. Your early registration will greatly help the volunteers plan and execute a quality monthly event for your education and enjoyment.
Effective January 1, 2012 the Chapter Meeting fee structure will be as follows:
Regular Registration: Before 10 a.m. Monday (day before meeting) – regular registration price
Late Registration: Between 10 a.m.Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday (day of meeting) – add $10 to regular registration price
Walk-in Registration: After 4 p.m. Tuesday (day of meeting) – add $20 to regular registration price
The change in the Chapter Meeting Fee structure was a Board of Directors decision. If you have questions or concerns about the new fee structure, please contact the Chapter VP Programs, President, or President Elect. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at 2012 events.
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