5 Reasons Why Ineffective Communications Can Lead Projects to Fail
Ineffective communications between project managers, their teams and their clients can have a disastrous effect on project outcomes. Even when miscommunication is clearly the culprit, many project managers simply don’t know
Congratulations to these 9 new credential holders in April 2020!
Maria Robinson, CAPM Andrew Weik, PMP Jacob Alexander, PMP Anthony Buenafe, PMP Vijaya Kumar Sarath Tallapaka, PMP Raymond Wilson, PMP Adam Mahmud, PMP Shaterra Green, PMP Michael Reeb, PMI-ACP
Couldn't make it to the Monthly Meetings? Don't worry, here are some recaps from both the July and August Meetings!
Anthony Reed- Ten Leadership Lessons From Running Marathons On All Seven Continents
Frank P. Saladis- Your Future As a Project Manager
Joseph D. Launi- Introduction To Earned Value
We're pleased to announce the results of this years election!
Deepak Chaudhary (Operations Services), Bruce Edgerton (Professional Development) and Jacob Artz (Technology) will take the reins of their respective operational areas January 2020 for a three year term.
PMIWDC board members welcomed Sunil Prashara, President & CEO at Project Management Institute last month for dinner in downtown D.C.
We were excited to meet Sunil! He had been on the job just two months and was visiting the largest chapter in the world! The board shared the chapter's strategic vision and plan for the next 5 years. Sunil shared his strategy and where he sees PMI heading in the future. In his Facebook live chat with Uma Hiremagalur, VP Technology, he talked about his 6 priorities :
In keeping with PMIWDC’s mission, High Impact Community Leaders, the chapter has been collecting food donations for Martha's Table, a local food bank.
We have collected 365 pounds of food so far this year!
Interested in donating? Bring your non-perishable donations to any of our monthly chapter events!
PMIWDC was chartered in 1978 and has grown to a membership of over 11,000, making it the largest PMI chapter in the world. As the organization evolves to accommodate its large and diverse Project Management community, the board is focused on ensuring we keep up with how PMI is changing globally, nurturing an environment of sustainment in membership while preparing for a new generation of project managers and prioritizing personal and professional development amongst its membership.
PMIWDC Request for Proposals - 2019 Educational Seminars
PMIWDC Request for Proposals - 2019 PMP Prep Courses
PMIWDC is seeking proposals from Registered Education Providers (REP)s for PMP preparation training courses in 2019.
A featured article by Laura Hampton, AVP Local Community
Did you know that PMIWDC spans four Virginia counties and the District of Columbia?
Most of the 20 Local Communities of PMIWDC meet in-person once a month at no cost for about 90 minutes, which includes a guest speaker and networking opportunities at locations convenient to your home or work. Starting November 16 PMIWDC will offer the monthly Virtual Local Community to PMIWDC members. The Virtual Local Community will meet online for 60 minutes each month, as well as provide you and your fellow attendees online networking opportunities the day after the event.
A featured article by Sara Anderson, AVP Financial Management
One of this year’s Nobel winners in Economic Science is noted for demonstrating how knowledge is a critical component to long-term economic success. I will not pretend to understand the complexities of Paul Romer’s endogenous growth theory, but at its most basic, he recognizes the importance of ideas and innovative thinking.
The 2018 Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the results for the 2019 + board election.
Vice President, Finance
- Sara Anderson, PMP
Vice President, Membership
- Richard Perry, PMP, PMI-RHP
Vice President, Programs
- Norelis Florentino, PMP
Thank you to all of those who submitted nominations and the membership for voting and showing your dedication and support of PMIWDC.
A featured article by Aravin Rangarajan, VP of Membership
The mission of PMIWDC's Membership Operational Area is to ensure members are getting the benefits they want and to keep a pulse on the profession, the members' needs, and the Chapter's response to your needs. The Membership team focuses on:
Congratulations to these 30 new credential holders in May 2018!
Daniel Abatemarco, PMP
Daniela Arciniegas Torres, PMP
Debbie Askin, PMP
Nicholas Bair, PMP
Charles Carriker, III, PMI-ACP
Matt Chegin, PMP
Garima Corbridge, PMP
Stewart Cornwell, PMP
Steve Cosky, Jr., PMI-PBA
Tiffeny DiOrio, PMP
Ryan Doherty, PMP
Joseph Fioramonti, PMP
Jim Humble, PMI-PBA
Erica Jordan, PMP
Ann Juliano, PMI-RMP
Jonathan Kim, PMP
Michael Landry, PMP
Helen Lawrence, CAPM
Joon Lee, PMI-ACP
Yong Lee, PMP
Mallory Massey, PMP
Kevin Molloy, PMP
Robert Moore, PMI-ACP
Sarah Petrino, PMP
Ryan Prince, PMP
Frank Sines, CAPM
Michael Strasburg, PMP
Shai Sumpter, CAPM
Cibin Thomas, PMP
Carmen Zapata, PMP
Thank you all for another successful year for the PMIWDC Military Outreach Program. With the support of a great group of volunteers and PMIWDC’s leadership, we have been able to continue to serve the greater Washington DC military community.
PMIWDC is pleased to announce that we have teamed with Operation Gratitude to host a collection drive. From now through November, the month of Veterans Day, PMIWDC is gathering items to build care packages for troops. We will have collection boxes at the Monthly Chapter Meetings and other select chapter events. Members are encouraged to bring items to donate from the Operation Gratitude wish list. For more information, contact Marketing VP Veronica Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Operation Gratitude Wish List can be downloaded as a PDF via the link at the very beginning and very end of this article.
Congratulations to these 21 new credential holders in April 2018!
John Abell, CAPM
Jaimee Aigret, PMP
Omar Cardenas, PMP
Christopher Carter, PMP
Aaron Casey, PMP
Angela Davis, PMP
Kevin Donovan, PMP
Elizabeth Eastman, PMP
Curtis Gordon, PMP
Brandon Gressett, PMP
Alfred Horton, Jr., PMP
Bifford Lyons, PMP
Stephen MacBride, PMP
Douglas MacIntyre, PMP
Christine McKenna, PMP
Nmachika Nwokeabia, PMP
Raquel Ortiz, CAPM
Rahul Rathore, PMP
Mark Tegeler, PMI-ACP
Scott Waite, PMP
Alfredo Zarate, PMP
As indicated in previous updates, the proposed revisions to our Chapter Bylaws supporting the new Board structure is complete and ready for your perusal.
Now we need your help. Please click the PDF linked at the beginning or end of this text to view the proposed revised Bylaws. Current Bylaws can be found here.
A featured article by Lulit Tesfaye, VP Professional Development
Welcome to the PMI Washington DC Chapter (PMIWDC) where we are committed to offer opportunities and resources that meet the evolving needs of our members throughout their project management careers. Our Professional Development Programs provide a wide range of career development offerings that include training courses, educational seminars and mentorship opportunities. What makes the 2018 Program Year stand out? We are tailoring our programs to be more member-centric and closely align with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Strategic Direction by embracing agility.
PMIWDC Reston - Volunteers Dominic Lepore and Jamey Lees with Speaker Suzie Grieco
I am honored to be Chief Operating Officer of the largest PMI chapter in the world. I have been volunteering for PMI for over 15 years; it is pleasure to serve the people and interests of PMI.
As part of my term as COO, I have embarked on a tour across the many locations we provide services. I am committed to visiting all our locations this year. This will take me from downtown D.C. out to the borders of West Virginia.
As we start 2018, we are excited to hold our monthly chapter events at a new location, on a new day, and even with a new format!
Meet Jason Legum - the new 2017 CFO. Jason began by volunteering 6 years ago as Records Management AVP before becoming VP of Records Management and before combining those operations with business services to create and head the Operations Services operational area. During that time, Jason focused on managing costs, finding opportunities to improve services common to all operational areas, and improve the chapter's knowledge management. His latest never-ending mission is to empower the strategy development team so the chapter can have a mission, vision, and strategy connecting our stakeholders and aligning our operations.
As 2017 comes to a close we have one more Operational Area to recognize, Operations Services, as an critical part of the organization that helps to keep things operating smoothly. You might think of Operations Services as a PMO for the PMIWDC. Operations Services provides support to the other Operational Areas, PMIWDC chapter leadership, and maintenance of uniform processes in the areas of chapter event, contract negotiation and management, and records management.
Greetings from the Volunteer Coordination (VC) operational area of the chapter!
A featured board article by Priyank Shah, VP Volunteer Coordination
It is great to connect back after a whirlwind year that was unlike any other, and I am delighted to share with our members that PMIWDC won the "2017 Chapter of the Year" competing against worldwide PMI chapters with over 1500 members. This acknowledgment simply puts an exclamation point to the many successes we have had throughout this year.
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PMI Washington DC Named Chapter of the Year
Washington DC (November 1, 2017) The Project Management Institute Washington DC chapter (PMIWDC) was awarded the 2017 Chapter Excellence Award for Chapter of the Year, Category III, chapters with over 1500 members, by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading not-for-profit membership association for project, program, and portfolio management professionals.
PMI Certification team has scheduled a PMP Mega Exam Development Workshop on 3 – 5 November 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202. Take advantage of this opportunity to collaborate with other PMP professionals from around the world in this volunteer event. Applications are due 4:00PM (EDT) 25 October, 2017.
At this workshop, participants will be tasked to review, edit, and/or write items (questions) that may be used in future PMI credential examinations. Participants must be available to attend the full 2-½-day workshop event. Upon completion of the workshop, 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be awarded and directly applied toward Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) – Volunteer: Giving Back to the Profession.
Updates from PMIWDC's Membership Operational Area
A featured board article by Aravin Rangarajan, VP Membership
The mission of PMIWDC's Membership Operational Area is to ensure that members are getting the benefits they want, and to keep a pulse on the profession, the members' needs, and the Chapter's response to your needs. The Membership team focuses on:
The PMI Washington, DC Chapter is please to announce that Mr. Subhash Tuladhar is the winner of the UMT-PMIWDC 2007 Academic Scholarship. Mr. Tuladhar, currently a Scheduling Engineer for Quality Planning Solutions LLC, is continuing his project management education at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Tuladhar is a PMI member and holds the PMP certification.
PMIWDC Honored with the 2012 PMI Chapter Award for Leadership, Planning and Operations Recognition of Excellence
Project Management Institute Honors Washington, DC Chapter with with a 2012 PMI Chapter Award for Leadership, Planning and Operations Recognition of Excellence
Washington, DC, October 24, 2012— The Project Management Institute, the world's leading project management member association, announces that it has honored the PMI Washington, DC Chapter with a 2012 PMI Chapter Award for Leadership, Planning and Operations Recognition of Excellence. The award was presented during PMI’s annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 20 October 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Center.
Updates from PMIWDC’s Marketing and Public Relations Operational Area
A featured board article by Veronica Ortiz, VP Marketing and Public Relations
Greetings from Marketing and Public Relations. From the shore to the mountains, and every destination in between, PMIWDC wishes your summer is joyful and rejuvenating. It has been a busy year for Marketing and PR with all the great new events and chapter happenings.
PMI RiskSIG, in collaboration with PMI France-Sud Chapter, are excited to celebrate the climax of our 10th anniversary year with a Risk Management Symposium to be held in Nice and Monte Carlo, from 3-5 November.
We expect over 500 delegates, and a great line-up of speakers, including three world-class keynotes. One of these is Thierry Malleret, who until recently organised the Global Risk Network for the World Economic Forum. Another is transatlantic extreme rower Roz Savage, who presents a great motivational speech on "Coping with uncertainty one stroke at a time". The conference also includes a special "Monte Carlo Experience", not to be missed!
Renewing your membership is now even easier than ever! Use the Quick Renewal Link below and be directed to a login page on PMI Global's website where you can easily renew your membership.
Be sure to renew within 90 days before your membership expires to retain all the benefits of your PMIWDC Membership such as: Meeting discounts, guest speakers, special events, PMIWDC news, volunteer opportunities, PDU and professional development training opportunities, and much more! Don’t miss out! Keep your edge!
Derek Aikens, PMI-SP
Christopher Allen, PMP
Sheila Arrington, PMP
Bryan Barrett, PMP
Akwasi Boateng, PMP
Riley Brands, PMP
William Albert Brantley, PMI-ACP
Sean Callahan, PMP
Li-Jen Chang, PMP
Haley Cochran, PMI-ACP
Sonia Collazo, PMP
Arockia Cruzjesu, PMP
Kayla Curcio, PMP
Matthew Davey, PMP
Nathan Dowdle, PMP
Justin Dwight, PMP
Meghan Elliott, PMP
Jeffrey Fishman, PMP
Thomas Francisco, II, PMP
Marvin Garcia, PMP
Lara Glymph, PMP
Jessica Hart, PMP
Lawrence Herrighty Jr, PMP
Ian Hostetler, PMP
George Hughes, PMP
June Hunt, PMP
David James, PMP
Sepehr Jaraiedi, PMP
DeAnn Jelinek, PMI-ACP
Abdullah Jhangir, PMP
Navjot Kaur, PMP
Jacqueline Kubik, PMP
Susan Landis, PMP
Anne Leary, PMP
Denise Albano, PMP
David Ali, PMP
Teresa Allen, PMP
Melanie Aydin, PMP
Queenita Barnes, PMP
Steven Bartimus, PMP
Sylvanus Bent, Jr., PMP
Daniel Ben-Zadok, PMP
Michael Bieler, PMP
Dawn Bontempo, PMP
Glenn Bowler, PMP
Jamie Branson, PMP
David Brown, CAPM
Ashton Bulloch, PMP
Kathleen Chekan, PMP
Kevin Davis, PMP
Bahar Degirmencioglu, PMP
Caitlyn Dipierro, PMP
Mark Durant, PMP
Mariah Eze, PMP
Josh Fenton, PMP
Mark Furtaw, PMI-ACP
Susan Goderstad, PMI-ACP
Ronald Gustafson Jr, PMI-ACP
Christina Hamilton, PMP
Jose Harris, PMP
Jonathan Leggett, PMP
Jerry Lenaburg, PMI-ACP
Jeffrey Maclay, PMP
Michael Marshall, PMP
Stephen Martin, PMI-ACP
Richard McKinney, PMP
Robert McNamee, PMP