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The PMI Portland Chapter newsletter is published 10 times a year (September through June). We welcome your contributions. You may submit a short note about an upcoming event, a book review, pose a question to our readership, or write an entire article. You may be interviewed about a local project, or write the article yourself. Read on for more information.  

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Local Project Profiles

Have you closed on a project in the Portland area that other PMI Portland Chapter members may be interested in? If so, we would love to include it in our monthly newsletter. 

You may write an article yourself, or we can interview you and capture the fascinating details that describe your methods, approach, outcomes and lessons learned. An initial draft is always preferred, however.  You may want to use this PMI Case Study Questionnaire to help you organize your information.  We would like to draw from your experience and expose Chapter members to the unique challenges and themes of our Project Management work in these areas. 

Contact Dir. of Content Marketing  today for more information.

From One Project Manager to Another: Lessons Learned

One of the many benefits of being part of a professional network like PMI Portland is the opportunity to learn from your peers. And in the project management business, learning lessons from past projects and applying them to future projects is a critical aspect of a successful career.

So, let’s hear them. I’d love to introduce a new monthly segment to the Newsletter that spotlights a lesson learned from a project you worked on in the past, or that you are currently working on. It can be as short or as long as you like, and we can keep it anonymous if you prefer.  Click here.

Please reach out and let me know if you’re interested… and don’t be surprised if I reach out directly as well! Dir. of Content Marketing 

Other Content

Please send any content you feel may be of interest to our readership, such as general project-management related articles, humor, etc.  Do you have any tips or tricks to share with your fellow PMs?  The Chapter newsletter is the place for your wisdom.  

Contact Dir. of Content Marketing. Please review the Content Guidelines listed below.

Content Guidelines

  • Free of commercial content
  • Project management related topics
  • In accordance with Editorial Policy below
  • Audience—novice, intermediate or seasoned professionals
  • Content must be unique to this newsletter or, if published elsewhere previously, you must have the rights to re-publish it here
  • PMPs earn PDUs toward their continuing certification requirements (see below)
  • Send in MS Word format
  • See the Newsletter Publication Schedule below
  • Submit all content or questions to content_mkt@pmi-portland.org

Earn PDUs

It is the responsibility of each author to document the time they invest researching and preparing the article, and use this as the basis for claiming PDUs. Details on how many PDUs must be earned, and in what categories, is included in the handbook specific to your credential. The only limits that apply are those for each PDU category. Generally, you should use Category C (Self Directed Learning) for time spent reading and/or researching and Category D (Creating New Project Management Knowledge) for time spent writing the review or article. It is also good practice to only claim PDUs for activity that you can document or justify in the event of an audit. See PDU Reporting for more information.

Advertising

Chapter Sponsors often receive free newsletter advertising as part of their sponsorship package. For information, contact the Director of Sponsor Programs at Dir. of Sponsor Programs.  Or go to the Chapter Sponsorship web page.

PMI Portland Chapter Editorial Policy

PMI Portland Chapter encourages submission of material suitable for publishing in the Chapter's monthly newsletter. Material must be pertinent to the project management profession and/or project management professionals and appropriate for public dissemination.

All submitted material will be edited to meet professional standards and may be condensed to meet space requirements. In general, the newsletter uses Associated Press (AP) standards. Articles should be to-the-point and have a professional tone.

PMI Portland Chapter reserves the right to reject any material that is not consistent with the goals and mission of the organization.

The editorial team is comprised of the Newsletter Editor, Newsletter Director, content editors, VP of Marketing and President. The decision of the editorial team is final.

Newsletter Publication Schedule 2016-17

Content Due Date
 (Friday)
Content Deadline Date
 (Monday)
Publication Date
 (2nd Tuesday)
Chapter Meeting Date
 (3rd Tuesday)
September 2 September 5 September 13 September 20,2016
September 30 October 3 October 11 October 18, 2016
October 28 October 31 November 8 November 15, 2106
December 2 December 5 December 13 December 20, 2016
December 30 January 2 January 10 January 17, 2017
February 3 February 6 February 14 February 21, 2017
March 3 March 6 March 14 March 21, 2017
March 31 April 3 April 11 April 18, 2107
April 28 May 1 May 19 May 16, 2017
June 2 June 5 June 13 June 20, 2017

 

All Newsletter content must be sent to Dir. of Content Marketing on or before the Content Due Date above (at 9:00 a.m.)
An extension of up to 3 days may be granted if the extension is requested before the Content Due Date and time above.
No materials will be accepted after the Content Deadline Date.
* Dates are subject to change, especially December.

 

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We wish to thank each of the Chapter sponsors for their continued support of the organization and their recognition of the importance of project management in the Portland area. To learn how your organization can become a Chapter sponsor, please visit Become a Sponsor

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