We’re pleased to announce some exciting news from PMI: The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) was passed 30 November by the U.S. Senate. The bill will now go to the President for his signature and enactment.
This legislation is a landmark achievement that will make improvements to program and project management policy across the U.S. government.
The PMIAA validates what we as project professionals already know: investment in program management resources and standards within an organization improves outcomes, accountability and efficiency. The reforms outlined in the bill were driven by PMI member input and research, and will change...
Manish Kalra leads a very active life, with both an impressive work and volunteer resume. He has an MBA from the University of New Delhi, PMP, CSM and Certificate of Quality (QAI). Having worked in the Health Care sector for several years, in 2014 he was received the ROCK STAR Award from Health Partners. He has also been active in PMI-MN as both a member and volunteer, while continuing his education with project management related coursework at the U of MN. Now, Manish has won the coveted Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship jointly offered through...
Laura Wakefield has been an enviable Program Manager for our Breakfast Meetings in St. Paul for approximately 7 years. That, in itself, is a worthy achievement. However, Laura has brought professionalism to the role that has been appreciated by the speakers and those attending her events.
As 2016 begins to come to a close, it is again time for us to recognize our fellow members for their volunteer contributions to PMI MN and the project management profession. Recognizing our outstanding volunteers is a tradition of the chapter, and one that we are pleased to continue and lead this year.
We are currently accepting nominations for three awards, Volunteer of the Year, Chapter Colleague, and Team. Nominations are due November 30, and winners will be announced at the annual volunteer gala on January 21, 2017.
Nominating and selection criteria for each award are:
PMI MInnesota Chapter would like you to share your experience in a survey conducted by Syracuse University Doctoral Candidate, John Stinnett. John is doing doctoral research on professional certifications. Please support him by answering a few survey questions - it should take about ten minutes.
Ben Franklin is purported to have said that we do well by doing good. Daniel Hill epitomizes this through his work and contributions to the annual Paint-a-thon. Daniel has volunteered for this worthy cause for more than the past ten years and was this year's project leader. He recruited a great team of volunteers, kept the work well organized, and led the team to a fantastic job on the house and an ecstatic homeowner. When things did not work exactly as planned (such as more damage to the siding on the garage), he quickly developed and had the...