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PMICIE Board Elections!

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It's time to elect new PMICIE board members.

PMI California Inland Empire, your chapter is led by our Board of Directors, with the responsibility to direct the activities of the chapter for the coming year. PMICIE is a volunteer driven organization, and this is a unique opportunity for you to help  with the day-today  management of the chapter, learn new skills,  network with Project managers as well as with PMI, and earn PDUs in the process.


The PMICIE Elections committee invites nominations for various open positions detailed below.Each position is for a 2 year term starting 1/1/2020

In order to  be considered for the election, you need to  be a member of PMI California Inland Empire in good standing, should be willing to commit the time and abide by the PMICIE Charter and regulations. 

Sending in your nomination request is easy. Please email us your full name, the position you are interested in, contact details, a brief statement of purpose, and a recent  photograph for publication on the PMICIE website to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; The last date for receiving nominations is October 30th 2019.
 

 
PRESIDENT
 
ROLE DESCRIPTION: Elected volunteer responsible for overall oversight of the chapter and the board. The president shall direct the activities of the other board members in accordance with the chapter bylaws.
 
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Direct the chapter’s strategic goals
  • Strive to achieve the chapter vision, mission and objectives as detailed by the chapter board and PMI and chapter strategic plan
  • Direct the activities of other officers toward chapter goals and objectives
  • Assure that the chapter board works together as a team
  • Represent the chapter at public events
  • Ensure strategic alliance, planning and annual reporting
  • Ultimately accountable for all board operations and chapter activities
  • Act as a liaison between the chapter and PMI
  • Ensure that the charter renewal is updated and in compliance as specified by PMI
  • Preside over the board of directors meetings and the annual general membership meeting
  • Ensure that all chapter business is being done legally and ethically
  • Assume responsibility for the overall functioning of the chapter
  • Legally represent the organization (this role can be co-dependent with the finance officer)
  • Ensure statutory and regulatory compliance in consultation with the vice president of finance
  • With the board, ensure prudent disbursement of chapter funds
  • Drive implementation of revision and amendments of PMI policies and guidelines to chapter processes
  • Manage periodic policy audits
  • Promote leadership development opportunities for board development.
  • Develop and implement a succession and transition plan
 
ROLE SPECIFIC SKILLS:
  • PMI Knowledge and Experience
  • Organization Management
  • Management Skills
  • Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation
 
OTHER LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
  • Ability to Delegate
  • Effectively Public Speaking/Presentation Skills
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Team Building Skills
 
AVERAGE VOLUNTEER HOURS PER MONTH: 30 HOURS
 
 
 

VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP

ROLE DESCRIPTION: Elected volunteer responsible for addressing the needs of chapter membership, including service delivery, recruiting, and retaining members in accordance with chapter policies and bylaws.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain a chapter membership plan that assures continued growth through proactive recruiting and partnering with major area employers
  • Promote the value of PMI and chapter membership
  • Liaison with potential PMI members and encourage them to be members of the chapter
  • Develop and implement a plan to recognize member  milestones  (such as anniversaries or awards)
  • Develop and implement a member retention program
  • Revise membership benefits and value on a regular basis
  • Develop and implement membership welcome and support plan
  • Answer general membership inquiries; respond to member/non-member information inquiries and other requests for assistance
  • Act as the primary recipient for the Chapter Reporting System (CRS)
  • Maintain the membership records of the chapter (CRS)
  • Provide communication list/member updates to officers
  • Coordinate the production and distribution of timely membership reports, such as monthly membership reports by demographics (city, state, age, industry, etc.)
  • Develop and administer membership satisfaction survey/exit survey
  • Ensure that members are aware of available services
  • Work with marketing to develop a plan to implement outreach to the community including commercial, not-for-profit and other professional associations about membership
  • Support and attend annual general meeting
  • Develop and implement succession and transition plan
ROLE SPECIFIC SKILLS:
  • Proficiency in Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Proficient in Email Communications (e.g., MS Outlook, Google Mail)
  • Knowledge of PMI Credentials
  • Proficient use of Survey Tools/Market Research/Demographic Research
  • Marketing Skills
  • Proficient use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation tools (e.g., Microsoft Office, Open Office)
OTHER LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
  • Public Speaking/Presentation Skills
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Team Building Skills
AVERAGE HOURS PER MONTH: 20 HOURS
 
 

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

ROLE DESCRIPTION: Elected volunteer responsible for preparing, maintaining, recording, circulating all records, correspondence, minutes of meetings, and related affairs of the chapter.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain custody of the approved bylaws, articles of incorporation, charter agreement and of amendments thereto and board policies, committee charters, and all other non-financial records for the chapter
  • Coordinate and distribute board meeting agendas
  • Maintain all meeting minutes
  • Notify membership not less than the period stated in the chapter bylaws before annual general meetings
  • Circulate board agenda before the meeting to all the members
  • Provide records to members and outside organizations that request information
  • Provide all notifications to the membership, directors, auditors and members of committees
  • Receive and dispatch general correspondence
  • Provide support for membership communication
  • Prepare for, procure and distribute chapter stationary and printed materials
  • Develop and implement succession and transition plan
ROLE SPECIFIC SKILLS:
  • Agenda and Meeting Coordination
  • Ability to Scribe and Record Minutes
  • Proficient  use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation  tools (e.g., Microsoft Office, Open Office)
  • Knowledge of Meeting procedures (e.g., Roberts Rules)
  • Knowledge of PMI Bylaws and Policies
  • Knowledge of Records Retention requirements
  • Proficient in Email Communications (e.g., MS Outlook, Google Mail)
  • Proficiency in Editing/Proofreading
OTHER LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
  • Excellent Writing Skills
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Time Management Skills
AVERAGE HOURS PER MONTH: 20 HOURS
 

VICE PRESIDENT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ROLE DESCRIPTION: Elected volunteer responsible for professional development, education and chapter events in accordance with chapter policies and bylaws.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Define strategies for improvement in professional development/training programs
  • Develop and implement  a chapter professional development plan, including a program roadmap for professional development content programs
  • Develop plans for and coordinate the chapter’s external educational activities, such as study groups, seminars, workshops, courses, professional development days and other educational activities
  • Oversee soft skills development and training programs
  • Manage chapter-created  credential examination  review courses and other such courses
  • Provide information  to members and nonmembers on career development
  • Provide information  and guidance to members and nonmembers on certification/re-certification in the context of PMI
  • Incorporate feedback, suggestions and recommendations as necessary to enhance effectiveness and value delivered to the audience and chapter regarding the contents of programs
  • Provide the information necessary to market the education, certification, as well as training opportunities offered by the chapter
  • Recommend, develop and deliver project  management  education  materials, courses, presentations  and sessions
  • Provide the information necessary to market the education, PMI certification, as well as training opportunities offered by the chapter
  • Develop and implement  a plan for educational outreach at the elementary, secondary and collegiate levels
  • Seek new project management professional development programs and services through networking with other educational organizations and PMI chapters
  • Coordinate and publicize/organize chapter social networks
  • Promote the project management profession through the planning and coordination of special events, as identified by the chapter board, designed to enhance and expand the skills and knowledge of project managers
  • Incorporate feedback, suggestions and recommendations as necessary to enhance effectiveness and value delivered to the audience and chapter  as they relate to the logistics of events/programs
  • Oversee events, presentations and training programs
  • Invite key influencers from industry to participate in community events
  • Plan and coordinate special events, as identified  by the chapter’s board, designed to enhance the project management professions and/or expand the skills and knowledge of project managers
  • Develop and implement  a program roadmap for all events
  • Advance the project management profession through the planning and coordination  of special events, as identified by the chapter’s board
  • Develop and implement a succession and transition plan
ROLE SPECIFIC SKILLS:
  • Program and Event Planning Skills
  • Ability to Develop and Manage Program and Event Schedules
  • Knowledge of PMI Credentials and PDUs
  • Content and Curriculum Development
  • Contract and Vendor Management
  • Ability to Create and Analyze Program Surveys and Evaluations
  • Basic Budget Management Skills
OTHER LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
  • Ability to Delegate Effectively
  • Public Speaking/Presentation Skills
  • Team Building Skills
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
AVERAGE HOURS PER MONTH: 20 HOURS

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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