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PMI OVOC National Capital Symposium starts on Oct 14

Contrary to last week's announcement, the Annual Symposium starts on Oct. 14. The Symposium Speakers' profile has been posted on the PMI OVOC website. For details, click here.

To check out the complete Symposium program schedule, please click here.

Regular registration ends Oct. 8, 2014. To register, click here.
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PMI OVOC Fall 10 Week PMP Prep Sep 10–Nov 12, 2014
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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar Oct 29, 2014
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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar Nov 26, 2014
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PMI OVOC Fall Weekender PMP Prep Dec 5-7 & 13-14, 2014
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3 bonus offers from Symposium Workshop presenters

Click here for details for all symposium workshop presenters.

Brian Smith — "Managing Your Boss & Living to Tell About It"

Brian will be offering a 30 and 60-day – 30 minute follow-up coaching session at no extra charge, to insure each participant benefits the most from attending this workshop. Each participant who signs up for Brian's workshop will receive a free e-reader copy of his first book "Confessions of a Reformed Control Freak - The Top Ten Sins Most Managers Make & How to Avoid Them."

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Got your PMP? Now you can fast track to PRINCE2; the methodology recommended by PMBOK. As a PMP you receive an exam credit when you study in-class or online. To take advantage of this opportunity contact Advantage Learning, Algonquin College or SOMOS Consulting. Quote code P2PMP for a 10% discount.
 


Laszlo Retfalvi: 'Project Risk Management Essentials'

The first 50 registered attendees will receive a copy of Laszlo Retfalvi's book, The Power of Project Management Leadership: Your Guide on How to Achieve Outstanding Results, CS Publishing March 2014.
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Eric Uyttewaal: Forecasting Scheduling with Microsoft Project

• The first 20 people that register will receive a free copy of Eric's textbook Forecast Scheduling.

• A 1-year license of the Forecast Scheduling application, a product that complements the textbook Forecast Scheduling.

• A certificate with the PDUs for PMP (re)certification.

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PMI OVOC at the HRSDC PM Forum

On Wednesday Sept. 24th, PMI OVOC was invited to the HRSDC PM Forum on how the PMI and our local chapter can help organizations with the knowledge they need to succeed at changes at all levels of the organization, and how individuals can advance their careers.

If you would like to have an overview of PMI OVOC at one of your PM forums, contact info@pmiovoc.org.

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PMI OVOC volunteer opportunities

Members — join the volunteer team and start earning PDUs, enhancing your skill development and of course, having fun!

Click on the open positions below to learn details:

170a - Social Media Content Manager
189 - PR and Marketing SME
190 - Marketing Lead
193 - Program Coordinator PMI-PBA

To learn more about the PMI OVOC Volunteer Program, click here.

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4 top IT project management disasters of all time and their lessons
Liquid Planner
When the IT project you manage gets tagged "Top Priority," you gain higher visibility in your company. Congratulations, and... gulp — right? Even in the most successfully planned projects, there's always a hiccup. And these prove to be the best learning tools. Whatever you run in to, be glad you weren't in charge of any of these project turkeys in our top IT project disasters list.
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Project management tools for content marketing
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It's no secret that content marketing has been the biggest trend in the internet marketing industry in recent years. Marketers show no sign of slowing down as 71 per cent of marketers said they would be increasing their content marketing budget in 2014.

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Project risk management: 10 golden rules
International Business Times
All projects will encounter risks during their lifecycle, many of them caused by external factors. A fundamental task of any project manager is to recognize project risks and implement strategies that will minimize the impact they will have on project delivery.

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5 indispensable skills for any project support worker
Training Journal
The job landscape in project management has evolved, just as the discipline itself has. One glance at the want ads shows that today's project support officer needs a whole new set of skills to work effectively.

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Is customer service pivotal for project success?
ProjectTimes
In today's new normal business environment, customer service is pivotal in project management ONLY if you want to ensure success. According to a recent research report, Amazon Effect, which covered the role of customer service for manufacturers and distributors, 67 per cent feel customer service gaps vs. Amazon-like offerings. Technical skills alone will no longer be sufficient; project managers must create an environment of customer service to accelerate results.
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The 6 project management trends you need to know
Project Smart
Project management as a profession has been with us for years. Over those years, it has changed and adapted to fulfil the demand for products and services that deliver customer value. These six trends keep the profession alive and well.
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PRINCE2 is the most popular training course but PMI's PMP gives a greater return to a project manager
Project Accelerator News
According to the latest Arras People report The Project Management Training Report issued recently, the greatest return on a project management course or accreditation is the Project Management Institute's PMP. A report like this is invaluable to organisations that count project managers as their employees as it is the only independent, agnostic view of the marketplace today.
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Hidden problems with project management: Is your project in jeopardy?
No Jitter
Many times, the project plan created by the vendor's project managers is not complete in scope. It does not address all of the tasks required of all the involved parties.
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Project risk management: 10 golden rules (International Business Times)
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Keep your priorities on track: 5 online apps for IT managers
TechRepublic
For IT managers, tracking and improving workflows, while facilitating team efforts, can be difficult — especially when working on several projects at once. Whether it's fixing bugs or monitoring development projects, the time spent organizing and then executing is an intricate part of any time management strategy.
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Business goals: Where's the accountability?
ProjectManagement.com
If you look at surveys of project managers and their teams, one of the questions often asked is about the understanding of why projects are being done — the business purpose behind the project. The numbers for those questions have improved significantly over recent years; I saw one recently that suggested that 84 per cent of project managers understood the business benefits that were driving the project that they were managing. That's pretty good, but it still implies that one in seven projects out there are being managed by someone who has absolutely no idea why the work is being done!
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Automating the cloud: OpenStack deployment
ZDNet
One of the crowning achievements of cloud computing is the significant reduction in time required to provision new infrastructure and services. Traditional hardware procurement, installation, configuration and deployment were laborious processes requiring careful planning and often took weeks or months. Efficiencies introduced by modern cloud environments have reduced the time required to complete the same procedure down to hours and minutes.
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