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January President's Update and Election Results

Dear Colleagues,

            I am always hopeful that with each new year we are presented with endless opportunities for growth and change, but for me this year is particularly poignant.  As the oft quoted passage goes, “For every thing there is a season,  a time for every activity…” and the time has come for me to pass the torch on to the next set of chapter leaders.  It has been one of the highest honors of my life to serve as PMICIE President.   You have taught me so much about being a leader and about our shared profession that I owe each of you an enormous debt of gratitude I could not hope to fully repay.

 As I look back over my time as your president, I see all of the incredible accomplishments we have achieved together and am filled with pride.

 In less than three years our numbers grew from 340 to over 550 members.   We saw the expansion of services out to the Coachella Valley and rotated meetings for the first time across the thousands of square miles that makeup the Inland Empire.  We went through a major website upgrade that will bring significant new functionality and position PMICIE for the future. We revised our bylaws to make the chapter more agile and better able to serve your interests.   All of this was possible with your support and the incredible work of the volunteers who often labor in the background accomplishing the improbable.   

Although I will no longer serve as your president, this isn’t good bye.  I will transition to the role of past president and will support the Board of Directors as they chart our course for the next two years.  I am excited to see what the future holds and am completely confident in the skilled leaders we have at the helm.  It is therefore my privilege to announce that the election results are in! Please congratulate our new officers:

Stacey Wong has been elected President and will take office January 2020 for a two year term

Amir Kumar (VP, Operations) and Allesha Allston (VP, Membership) will take the reins of their respective operational areas January 2020 for a two year term

I will continue to serve you in my new role and hope that you will continue to see me as a resource and friend.  My contact information is below, and as has always been the case please feel free to reach out anytime.

Gratefully yours,


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Adopting Agile? Don't Say It's Common Sense

by Gil Broza - June 12, 2017

In my courses, I use various activities to examine and drive home agile’s many principles. Ones that usually trigger deep conversations include getting to “done,” feedback, collaboration, and effectiveness before efficiency. Many senior managers attend my courses, and almost every time, one of them will ask: “Aren’t these principles just a common-sense way to work?”

I often hear the sentiment applied to popular agile practices, too. For instance, doesn’t it make sense to demo finished work to stakeholders? Meet your teammates every day for micro-planning? Capture work items from the perspective of the customer and process them in descending order of value?

If all this is indeed common sense, why has much of the world of work—at least the work of software development—operated differently in the last several decades? In fact, why hasn’t the new “sensible” approach displaced the previous approach completely?

Feedback Needed! Chapter Satisfaction Survey Available!

Project Management Institute is committed to serving its valued stakeholders as well as the broader project management profession. As part of our ongoing commitment to product and service excellence, and in support of automating the Strategic Alignment Planning and Reporting process, PMI is evaluating Chapter members’ satisfaction. As Chapter leaders, we strive to deliver value to members through the programs, services and networking opportunities Chapters offer. Member participation in this survey will enable us to enhance Chapter services.

All Chapter members will receive an e-mail with a link to the 2017 Chapter Satisfaction Survey. Please note, members of more than one Chapter will receive one e-mail survey invitation per chapter. 

We encourage all Chapter members to participate. The survey will take approximately ten minutes and this opportunity to provide feedback will only be available for a couple of weeks. 

January President's Update

As we start 2017 I wanted to take a moment to talk about the many benefits available as part of your membership in our chapter. The Executive Board and our team of dedicated volunteers are working hard to greatly expand the Chapter offerings this year.

Starting this year PMICIE will offer events throughout the entirety of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. We are acting on the results of our recent membership survey and are holding meetings and events where you live and work. For the first time in our history, we have begun offering PDU granting meetings in 4 locations: Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Temecula and the Coachella Valley. We have also begun an online lunch and learn program which will offer 1 PDU webinars to our members.  

In addition to expanding our monthly meetings we are also vastly expanding our educational offerings. As you know we hold a highly successful PMP exam prep workshop three times a year but for the first time this year we will offer a PMI-ACP exam prep workshop and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course. We are also working on a project management fundamentals course for those of us just getting started in the field.   Your chapter membership provides significant discounts on all our educational offerings.

President Barack Obama Signs the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

Washington D.C.- 16 December 2016

Legislation to improve program management practices and bolster workforce development becomes law

President Barack Obama has signed into law S.1550, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA), which will enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout the federal government. The legislation, strongly endorsed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), was approved by both chambers of Congress with overwhelming bi-partisan support. President Obama signed it into law on Wednesday, December 14.

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