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2014 National Capital Project Management Symposium: October 14 - 16. Save the Date!

This year's theme is 'Beyond Gantt — the Four P's of Success'
The road to success in project management goes well beyond the Gantt chart. People, Process, Product and Presence represent the four P's of success in project management. The 2014 PMI OVOC conference will provide project and program management professionals, stakeholders, PMO offices, researchers and students industry leading coverage on in depth topics covering the four P's of project success.
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 Upcoming Events

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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar May 28, 2014
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Spring Weekender PMP Prep May 23-June 1, 2014
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PMI OVOC Breakfast June 11, 2014
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PMI OVOC Saturday Seminar June 21, 2014
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PMP Testing Centre Now Located in downtown Ottawa!

You have applied for the credential. Now what? Once you are eligible to take the credential exam, PMI will notify you by e-mail and send you examination scheduling instructions.

Click here for more details and further instructions on scheduling your exam.

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PMI OVOC Exam Prep Study Groups

PMI OVOC operates a PMP Prep study group under the guidance Abdallah Abi-Aad. The dates for the Study Groups are stated below and run from 600 PM-8:00 PM.

The objectives of these sessions are as follows:

• Help participants to understand the PMBOK® knowledge areas using the Process Groups flow
• Answer participants questions related to the PMP exam or 5th PMBOK® knowledge areas
• Discuss areas where participants need clarification or help
• Review PMP practice questions

Session Dates:
May 28th, 2014 - Initiating and Planning Process Groups will be covered.
June 11th, 2014 - Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing Process Groups will be covered.

Number of participants: 3-5 per session. Location will be communicated later to the participant.

If interested in participating, please contact Abdallah directly at aabiad@sympatico.ca.

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With depressing regularity, someone in a magazine or a social media site will ask "What are the top reasons why projects fail?" Unsurprisingly, such surveys come up with the same old answers time after time. The reason projects fail is for the same reason fad diets fail — it's simple but not easy.
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