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Increase your earning power with PMP and CSM certification!

No matter what services or products a business offers, its projects must be efficiently developed and delivered on time and within budget. Individuals who can cost effectively shepherd a project from inception to completion are in great demand in today's workplace.

More than ever, today's managers are asked to do more with less. Resources are scarce, deadlines are short and budgets have never been tighter. In this environment successful management of a project from beginning to end is difficult. It requires careful planning and the application of insightful strategies and cutting-edge concepts.

In today's challenging business environment, a company may fail if it can't develop and deliver competitive products or services on time. Certification will give you the skills and confidence to bring new products and services to market on time and on budget. The education you will receive through PMICIE’s PMP Exam Prep and Certified Scrum Master workshops will make you a more valued contributor to your organization and help your career advance.

Completing one of the certification workshops offered by PMICIE provides you a wide range of important benefits. The strategies and knowledge gained in the workshops will prepare you to pass the certification exams on the first try and obtain your certification designation.  Designations following your name demonstrates to current and potential employers that you possess a solid foundation of experience and education in project management that can have a positive impact on bottom-line results.  Project management certification is so important today that many organizations require their employees be certified in order to retain their positions.

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

The PMP® credential recognizes demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources. Certified Project Management Professionals are part of a successful group of practitioners who pursue this level of certification to enrich and advance their professional careers. Increasingly, many corporations require the credential for personal advancement within the organization or for initial employment.

Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM)®

The CAPM® credential recognizes a demonstrated understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes and terminology as defined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) that are needed for effective project management performance. If you’re a less experienced project practitioner looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects and earn additional responsibility, and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM certification is right for you.

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)®

A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.

January President's Update

Exciting things are happening at PMICIE!   Your new Board of Directors has been installed and we have hit the ground running.  As Chapter President I wanted to give you a preview on some of the ideas and initiatives we're undertaking to increase member engagement.

Riverside Dinner Meeting

To further engage our members the BOD has voted to hold a Riverside dinner meeting in April.  We expect the format to be similar to the Rancho Cucamonga meeting (which will continue uninterrupted).  Stay tuned for location and topic information! 

Temecula Dinner Meeting

The Temecula dinner meeting will not be held in February or March as we reorganize and plan events that will better serve our members in this area.   We are eager to hear event ideas from members in the greater Temecula Murrieta area.  One option the Board is considering is a 1 PDU Saturday brunch event.  Please reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any comments or suggestions.        

Volunteer Benefits

PMICIE is run exclusively by volunteers: there are no paid chapter staff.  The VP's and I are committed to fully staffing our org chart so we can expand our offerings and better engage our members.   To assist in volunteer recruitment we will be expanding the range of benefits offered to Chapter volunteers.   We're still working out the details but expect the new volunteer benefits package to include discounts on our educational workshops as well as additional recognition programs.  

Online 1 PDU Lunch and Learns

The Board is committed to providing PDU opportunities to our members both in person and virtually.  In the coming months we will be scheduling a pilot 1 PDU Lunch and Learn program that will allow you to log in from wherever you are and earn PDU's through the Chapter.

As your President I will strive to continue the high quality programming and benefits PMICIE has become so well known for.  If you have any suggestions or questions please feel free to reach out to me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bill

Riverside Dinner Meeting April 5th!

PMICIE is coming to Riverside!!  Please join us April 5th at El Patron Mexican Restaurant for our inaugural Riverside based dinner meeting! 

Come learn about software testing from an industry expert and earn 2 technical project management PDUs!!   Enjoy dinner and networking with your peers!  To learn more about the meeting topic and to sign up for the event Click Here

The Board of Directors and I are committed to enhancing the value of your chapter membership.  The Riverside meeting is just the first of many innovative programs you'll see in the coming year.

 As your President I will strive to continue the high quality programming and benefits PMICIE has become so well known for.  If you have any suggestions or questions please feel free to reach out to me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bill

April President's Update

Exciting things are happening at PMICIE!  The Board and I are wrapping up our strategic planning for the year and have already begun unveiling very exciting new programs and offerings. 

PMICIE is run exclusively by volunteers: there are no paid chapter staff.  The VP's and I are committed to fully staffing the Chapter so we can expand our offerings and better engage our members.  Expanding the value of your chapter membership is our number one priority and in the near future we will be reaching out for your input.  I wanted to highlight some of the great things we are doing!

Riverside Dinner Meeting

The Riverside dinner meeting was a fantastic success!  In an effort to reach more of our membership the Board has decided to move the Riverside dinner meeting to the fourth wednesday of the month. The Rancho dinner meeting will remain on the third Tuesday of the month.   The next Riverside dinner meeting will be on May 25th.  We will be sending event details and location through our email blasts very soon!

Temecula Networking Event

   It is a priority for the Board to bring the highest quality offerings to the Temecula valley.  Although we cancelled the standing Temecula dinner meeting for the time being, in the next few weeks we will be hosting a two hour networking event in Temecula.   Stay tuned for the location and details!            

Partnership with APICS IE

   I am thrilled to announce our partnership with APICS-IE the regions premier association of supply chain professionals.  Please join APICS  us for our Spring Symposium on "Emerging Supply Chain Trends" . Our expert Executive Panel will provide their perspective on trends that are shaping the future of Supply Chain. APICS has extended their members registrations rate to members of PMICIE!!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

   As your President I will strive to continue the high quality programming and benefits PMICIE has become so well known for.  If you have any suggestions or questions please feel free to reach out to me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposed Bylaw Changes

Over the last several months the PMI California Inland Empire Chapter Board of Directors has reviewed and edited our bylaws in preparation to present to you for approval.

This is a regular process that is done every few years for two reasons. The first is to ensure our operations and bylaws are aligned with one another. And second, we want to keep our organization looking forward and adjusting so we are able to continually grow and add value to the project management community.

In this review most of the changes were minor. Some were wording changes or further clarifying something in the current version that we felt wasn’t as clear as it should have been. There were also some changes to align with PMI’s expectations for chapter bylaws.

There was one change that is significant. The PMI California Inland Empire Chapter Board of Directors voted to change the succession planning for the position of President.   The role of President is being expanded to a 4 year total commitment.   Year 1 is spent as Executive Vice President and shadows the sitting President to learn PMICIE operations.   Year 2 and 3 are spent as President, with Year 3 serving to mentor the newly elected Executive Vice President.  Year 4 is spent as immediate Past President to provide guidance and advice to the new President.  We believe that the new structure will provide support for the Chapter President and make our organization better able to serve our members.

You can find the draft copy for approval here.

I encourage each of you to read through the bylaws thoroughly between now and August 29, 2019. After that date, we will send you an email explaining how to submit your approval of the bylaws.

Voting will be open for four weeks after which time we’ll announce the results. Assuming the bylaws pass they will be posted to our website and will take effect immediately.

Thank you for your consideration and as always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Bill Parris
President, PMI California Inland Empire Chapter

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