Next Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


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4:00  Registration table opens
4:30  Educational presentation
5:30  Networking
5:35  New member welcome meeting
6:00  Dinner & announcements
7:00  Keynote presentation


Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon

Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!

December Menu

House Brined Turkey Breast Served with Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy and Fresh Vegetables


Vegan Lasagne Served with Tofu Ricotta, Rich Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

Chef's Choice Holiday Dessert


 Keynote Presentation

Business Requirement Techniques for Delivering Value While Controlling Scope

Organizations launch projects with the assumption that the new or improved solution will provide worthwhile benefits for stakeholders and a suitable return on investment. Understanding your business requirements can helpensure that your teams actually deliver those benefits. In this presentation you’ll learn how to define clear business objectives and corresponding success metrics, how to craft a focused vision statement, and how to specify other elements of the business requirements. We’ll also explore four different scope representation techniques you can apply at any stage of a project. Keeping user and functional requirements aligned with the business requirements is a key element of successful solution delivery.

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About the Speaker

Joy Beatty is a Vice President at Seilevel, a consulting firm whose mission is to redefine the way software requirements are created. Joy implements new methodologies and best practices that improve requirements elicitation and modeling for Seilevel. Her team provides requirements assessment, mentoring, training and staffing services for companies across the US. As a senior business architect, Joy advises Fortune 500 companies as they build business analysis centers of excellence. Joy has provided requirements training to thousands of people, and is CBAP® certified.


 Educational Presentation

What's Your Story? - How to Create Stories That Engage Stakeholders and Move Your Projects Forward

Stories engage your audience, and encourage them to take action. Learn how to craft a compelling story to move your project forward at every step, with every stakeholder. Write your story during this session.

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About the Speaker

Mike Goss, PMP, is a successful storyteller, business consultant and project manager. He published “Breaking Through Walls,” a business novel about overcoming obstacles. Mike taught college business courses for two decades. Today, he helps people move their projects forward through the use of storytelling.

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Pricing & Registration


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 Keynote Presentation & Meeting Educational Presentation
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> Chapter Member
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$  5
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You must be a PMI Portland Chapter member in the PMI Portland Chapter database prior to registering for an event to be eligible for the member rate. Our database is updated weekly with new and renewing member information provided by PMI Global. Please allow one week following your new or renewed membership with PMI Global for your Portland Chapter membership to become active.  See the New Member Information web page for more information.

Student Chapter membership is designated by PMI Global.  It does not apply to Chapter members or non-members who may also happen to be students.  In some cases, Project Management instructors have arranged for special pricing for non-member students, and will give them a discount code to use during registration.  This applies only to cases where this has been pre-arranged by the instructor in conjunction with the Director of Academic Outreach (  See PMI Portland Chapter Student Outreach Policy and Process



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  • Registrations cannot be transferred. 
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