The Elections Committee has been hard at work for the past few weeks, canvassing the membership for nominees for election to the 2019 PMI OVOC Board of Directors. The team, consisting of Terry Koech (Chair) and the committee members is pleased to present a qualified slate of candidates for election. This newsletter contains bios for all the candidates running in this year's election. If you are an active PMI member, you may have received or will receive an email in the next few days with voting instructions. Voting will take place from 5th March to 29th March 2019. It only takes a few minutes to vote, so please take the time to be counted in this important election.
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Credit Union Times
It is a time-honored tradition, whether it's done at a strategic retreat or in the boardroom: The annual credit union strategic planning session. Executives teem with optimism and vision while promising this year will be different. The data would suggest the odds are against all those promises and confidence. In reality, 90 percent of them will fail to execute their strategy successfully, according to the requisite strategic read "The Balanced Scorecard." READ MORE
When you first begin the journey toward becoming a project manager, the technical project management skills are the most critical part of the learning curve. Sure, you need to have leadership skills as well, but you'll have some basic foundation there already. You'll know how to communicate and collaborate, and while those skills will need to grow and adapt in a PM role, there is at least a starting point. That's often not the case with technical skills. READ MORE
Algonquin College project management graduate students are collaborating with Stonemeadow Consulting to create an artificial intelligence (AI) model to predict project outcome based upon project key succes factors. They are seeking feedback from industry about project experience. If you work in a project oriented environment and are interested in providing information about your experience, Please complete this anonymous survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z39TQ72. It should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
In addition to the volunteer positions below, the volunteer team is currently looking for additional team members. A VRMS opportunity will be available later in the week. If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT and analytics teams have always struggled to deliver solutions on time. The growing interest in self-service analytics attempts to take some of the pressure (and backlog) away from developers, but self-service can also result in multiple versions of the truth and an increase in duplicated, manual efforts. The agile development methodology can help. Though often associated with traditional IT, the agile approach can also be employed to accelerate analytics development. READ MORE
"Scrum," a methodology used by development teams to self-organize and make changes quickly in accordance with agile principles, is being embraced by a growing number of enterprises. Scrums are directed by scrum masters, individuals who encourage and manage the process of information exchange. Scrum masters who can deliver the goods — development projects that are completed on time and on budget — are sought after and amply rewarded. READ MORE
Coordinating an effective marketing campaign is a difficult task in and of itself but what happens when suggestions, requests and updates get lost in spreadsheets and emails? Well the process becomes even more difficult for marketing and creative teams who now have to waste valuable time and resources searching for the information they need to complete their project. READ MORE
Project management certifications offer the skills to successfully see a project through from start to finish. But with a wealth of project management courses out there, it can be overwhelming to figure out which course is best — particularly as many courses are designed for the private sector. READ MORE
Coming up with good artificial intelligence and automation is hard. Successfully implementing it at an organizational level is even harder. This article will provide you with a firsthand account on our journey in implementing automation at our organization and a few valuable takeaways and insights. READ MORE