Roundtables

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.  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 to PMPs, 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.

Important Information

  • You do not need to be a Chapter member to attend a roundtable meeting.
    You do not need to RSVP or sign up to attend a roundtable meeting.
  • Meeting dates and times may change, and special events may be planned.  Sign up for the Roundtable mailing list(s) and you will receive meeting notifications and minutes via email. See Roundtable Sign Up at right.

For more information, contact the Director of Roundtables at roundtable@pmi-portland.org

 Downtown Roundtable

2nd Thursday, 7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Sponsored by the Downtown Roundtable

Portland Building

Room C, 2nd Floor
1120 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR  97204

Moderators:  Mark Liebe & Saby Waraich

March 2017: Join us for our March Roundtable -- it was changed from March 9th to March 16th.

Refreshments provided by PMI.

 Downtown-Agile Roundtable

2nd Wednesday, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Downtown Agile Roundtable

1300 SW 6th Ave, 7th floor, Room 714
Portland, OR 97201

Moderators:  Jean Richardson & Brian Kronstad

Check out the Agile Roundtable Linkedin group.

 North Roundtable

3rd Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Daimler Trucks NA

DTNA Corp 9 - Cascadia Room
4435 N Channel Ave.
Portland, OR  97217
 

Moderators:  Claire Mak & Aaron Crosby

DTNA Corp 9 building is located immediately to the East of the new Corporate Headquarters building currently under construction on Swan Island.  Parking is available in the lot on the East side of Corp 9. After coming down the hill to Swan Island on N. Going St., turn left at the first traffic light (N. Port Center Wasy @ McDonald's).  Take immediate right and the parking area is on the left next to the river.

 Northeast Roundtable

4th Tuesday, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Sponsored by the Northeast Roundtable

The Portland State Office Building on Oregon Street

800 NE Oregon Street
Room 1E
Portland, OR 97232
 

Moderators:  Nancy Grengs

Convenient parking is available.

 Northwest Roundtable

2nd Friday, 7:15 - 8:45 a.m.

Roundtable Cancelled until further notice

2055 NW Savier
Portland, OR
 

Moderators:  Jeanie Spickelmier

 Oregon City Roundtable

2nd Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Clackamas Community College and PMI Portland

Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Avenue
Oregon City, OR  97045
 

Moderators:  Frank Corona and Stephen Wilks

Clackamas Community College and PMI Portland are sponsoring a roundtable for project managers and those trying to break into project management fields, such as project management students and project management job seekers.

 

 Vancouver Roundtable

4th Friday, 7:15 - 8:45 a.m.

Sponsored by Clark Public Utilities

1200 Fort Vancouver Way
Community Room
Vancouver, WA 98663
 

Moderator:  Catherine Eichelman

For directions, check out the map.

 

 Westside Roundtable

1st Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Westside Project Knowledge Alliance

Beaverton Building
12725 SW Millikan Way
Council Chambers, 1st floor
Beaverton, OR 97005

Moderators:  Maria Schaeffer & Travis Dutton

March 2017: Stakeholder Engagement

We will be kicking off the March topic of Stakeholder Engagement with guest speaker Holly Thompson, Public Involvement and Communications Manager for the City of Beaverton. Projects and activities in Beaverton potentially impact all 98,000 residents and the businesses and systems that support them. Holly will be sharing her experiences and the City’s strategies for identifying appropriate stakeholders and how to effectively and efficiently involve them in community decisions. Please join us for this presentation and active conversation about your own experiences and approaches. And of course free Bogza coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided.

how a procurement plan (or lack thereof) impacted your project delivery? We will explore the activities and steps necessary in a procurement plan to prevent project failures.

Please join us and participate in the knowledge-sharing. We will progress through the PMI framework of each process group (Initiation, Planning, Monitor & Control, and Close. We will share our project experiences, policies, and procedures and express our thoughts, successes and failures with the hopes of learning from each other.

Check out the parking instructions.

 



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