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Archive for February, 2011

Poll Results – 2010 Issue 3

by Communications Director - February 17, 2011 | No Comments

Here are the results of the poll that we ran in our previous issue. We would like to thank all of those that have participated in the poll.

To recap, the question was:

How do you earn most of the PDUs required to maintain your credentials? Read more »

Top 10 Reasons NOT to Use Project Management

by Public Relations Director - February 17, 2011 | No Comments

10. Our customers really love us, so they don’t care if our products are late and don’t work.

9. Organizing to manage projects isn’t compatible with our culture, and the last thing we need around this place is change. Read more »

Member Spotlight

by Membership Director - February 17, 2011 | No Comments

Since November 2010, there are 37 new Chapter members and 4 new PMPs.

We would like to welcome and congratulate the following people for joining our Chapter or becoming PMPs! Read more »

A few scribbles on a cocktail napkin…

by Volunteers Director - February 17, 2011 | No Comments

In this edition, I would like to introduce to you Bob Prenovost. He is a Senior Principal with Osborne Interim Management and leads the Project & Risk Management practice. Bob works with organizations and their senior leaders, enabling them to transform business strategy into successful projects and programs. He is also the Founder and Program Director of PM-Volunteers.org, a program that connects Not-for-Profit charitable organizations with highly skilled, volunteer project managers. He lives in Vancouver, BC. Read more »

Perspectives From a New PMI-SP and a New PgMP

by Communications Director - February 17, 2011 | No Comments

Vancouver Island Scheduling Professional

Looking for a new challenge?  Have you ever considered an advanced project management credential?  One of our chapter’s members, Mr. Stu Miller, decided to pursue PMI’s credential for scheduling professionals.  A scheduling professional – wow, what does that mean? Read more »

Blast from the Past

by admin - February 17, 2011 | No Comments

Yesterday, February 1, I informed the Board of Directors of your Chapter that I can longer participate on the Board.  Having left Vancouver Island for a snow-bird combination of living in Ontario and Florida – and – being intensely involved in a new venture in no way related to project management, I find that I cannot effectively continue to contribute to the Chapter. Read more »

Looking Ahead – 2011

by Robert Randall (President) - February 17, 2011 | No Comments

I hope everyone’s 2011 is off to a good start. I have been hearing positive news regarding the local economic recovery of our community from both members and non-members. I am encouraged to hear that many of our members who have been looking for work have found these opportunities.  I am also encouraged that during the economic down turn when so many chapters were losing members our Chapter membership remained relatively constant.  The future for our Chapter remains bright and your Board of Directors (BOD) continue to work hard to ensure that we provide value to our members. Read more »