PMI Montgomery County Newsletter

The next dinner meeting is Wednesday, November 2nd.

"Unleashing the Wizardy of Project Management: Employing the Hidden Gems for Generating Unprecedented Project Outcomes”

Presenter: Dr. Jimmie L. West 
Presenter Bio: 
Dr. Jimmie West has 25 years of practical experience as a practitioner, educator, facilitator, consultant, mentor, and instructor. This experience includes the private and government sector as well as the collegiate academic environment. He has experience in developing project management professional development curriculum, delivering applied learning experiences over a wide range of topics, and conducting organizational maturity assessments. He is currently serving as an assessor/evaluator for the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Council for project management programs at colleges and universities. 

Dr. West received his doctorate in adult education from the University of North Texas. He has been a certified Professional Management Profession (PMP) since 1995. He is a certified practitioner for the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI). He has also received a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and an Advanced Certificate in Project Management from Stanford University. 

Presentation Abstract: There is so much written and produced on how project management is done. While that content is valid, it does not provide insight to why the discipline of project management is so valuable. Using a powerful and flexible framework, this conversation reveals the power behind the principles of creating a powerful, successful project experience. Using the seven jewels behind project management, a new perspective is revealed that will provide insights into why the art of project management is valuable to organizations as well as program and project managers. 

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Election Night:  Just as November marks election day for our nation’s leaders, it is as well for the MC Chapter. This election cycle, the following positions are up for election:

  • VP of Finance

  • VP of Education

  • VP Of Special Programs

  • Co-VP of Programs

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Table Sponsorships Now Available for Monthly Chapter Dinners

After a successful pilot, the Montgomery County Chapter is now offering Table Sponsorships at our monthly dinners at Normandie Farms Restaurant in Potomac, MD. Monthly dinners are held the first Wednesday of the month eight times per year.  

For a full table sponsorship, the cost is $500, and offers 10 seats to be used by guests of the sponsor, regardless of whether or not the guest is a member of the chapter. In addition to the seats at a table, recognition of the support for our chapter by the sponsoring organization will be included in announcements and table signs.

Members and friends of the chapter - in order to make this program a success, please encourage your employer to become a sponsor. You may even be included in their guest list!

To sign up as a sponsor, please contact the VP of Communications by email

Many upcoming training opportunities are available and are located under Education.

PMI-MC Toastmasters Club #1163128: PMPs - See How Fun Earning PDUs can be!
Our Toastmasters Club is sponsored by PMI-MC and is intended for PMPs. We are approved by PMI to issue PDUs. Meetings are at Walter Johnson High School at 7 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Earn 1.5 PDUs per meeting.  For more information see the Toast Masters site.

2016 PM Day of Service Wrap-Up
Our chapter had the highest member participation rate of the 5 local chapters that co-sponsored the event. Our VP of Communications Matt Lowy served as one of the team leads in the PMO, and we greatly appreciate his great representation of the chapter.

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As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMP credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. To learn more about the program, what are PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, watch the CCR video. You can also reference the latest PMP Handbook found on

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