A roundtable is a meeting where Project Managers discuss issues they face on a daily basis. Roundtables are held throughout the Portland-Vancouver area and each meeting has its own personality. They usually follow a basic pattern but sometimes use a different format for ongoing discussions.  You do not need to sign up to attend.  Click here to read about some of our recent meetings.

The meetings always start with introductions and usually a solicitation for topics. Topics tabled from previous meetings, that are still current issues, are given priority. The topics are selected by attendees based on that roundtable’s rules and opened for discussion. Sometimes topics are prearranged, such as when preparation time for topic facilitation is needed.

These meetings are worth 1 PDU and can be extremely valuable and fun. There is often a balance of junior and senior Project Managers from a variety of disciplines to provide an eclectic viewpoint. How to claim PDUs.

Sign up to join one or more roundtables, which will put you on a list to receive roundtable notices and minutes. You need not be a Chapter member to join.  You do not need to join to attend!  Click here for complete instructions.

For more information, contact the Director of Roundtables at

 When Roundtable Location

1st Wednesday

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

NE–Port of Portland

Moderators: Robert Bondaruk & Rick Brumble
Port of Portland
7200 N.E. Airport Way
Anchor room, first floor
Portland, OR 97218 MAP
Free Parking at PDX with validation

2nd Wednesday

noon - 1:00 p.m.


Agile Roundtable

Moderators: Jean Richardson & Brian Kronstad

Thetus Corporation
34 NW 1st Ave., Suite 300
Portland, OR

2nd Thursday

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Downtown–City of Portland

Moderators:  Mark Liebe & Saby Waraich

Portland Building
Floor 2, Room B
1120 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR  97204

2nd Friday

7:15 - 8:45 a.m.


Moderator: Jeanie Spickelmier
2055 NW Savier
Portland, OR MAP
Ask at desk for room name

3rd Thursday

7:30 - 9:00 a.m



Moderator: Balbinder Banga

Nike World Headquarters
Nolan Ryan Building
Rooms vary, watch for signs
Beaverton, OR MAP

4th Tuesday

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

NE–Public Health

Moderator: Nancy Grengs

Upcoming Speakers
April:  Practical Risk Management with Brad Hermanson.
Read description below.

The Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street
Room 1E 
Portland, OR
Convenient parking available

4th Friday

7:15 - 8:45 a.m.


Moderators: Tess Stewart & Lori Comstock

Clark Public Utilities
1200 Fort Vancouver Way
Community Room
Vancouver, WA MAP

March Nike:  Communication - Adapt and Connect Like a Pro with Kim LaFever

Learn about your own communication style, the styles of others, and how to connect better with anyone.  During this 90-minute, interactive discussion we will use Insights Discovery as a framework for learning about communication and adapting to the styles of others to get great results.

Get a Free Insights Profile:

Participants who sign up and take the online Insights survey by March 14 will receive a free 20+ page Insights Discovery report at the roundtable.  The Insights online survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. Your Insights profile helps describe you, your interaction with others, your decision making styles, etc.  To complete the survey, use the link and promo code below:

Go to:

Referral Code: 03.20_NikePMI_LaFever

Act now, registration is limited to 20-25 people due to room size.

Our speaker is Kim LaFever, CEO of Positive Disruption, a leadership consulting and training firm that specializes in working with technology teams to enhance the way they work and get kickass results.  We’re the people to call when your team is committed and hardworking but unable to produce all the results they want.

April NE Public Health:  Practical Risk Management with Brad Hermanson.

Come learn as Brad Hermanson, PE, PMP, MBA a Consultant at GEI Consulting Engineers and Scientists presents “Practical Project Risk Management.”

Mr Hermanson is a project management expert and a sought after trainer and speaker on project management concepts. Join us at our April 22 NE PMI Roundtable to hear Mr. Hermanson provide his practical perspective on project risk management, as he winnows through the PMBOK risk material he taught for years and demonstrates a usable approached based on his own regular application of project risk management.   He will provide a specific process for applying risk management thinking on every project.


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