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.
If you are an active PMI member, you should have received an email with voting instructions. If you did not receive an email requesting your vote, you will not be able to access the online voting page, and you should contact the Election Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org to remedy the situation as soon as possible. Voting takes 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.
Your 2019 Elections Committee
Please join over 80 currently registered guests in this complimentary membership networking event. These popular events bring together professional networking and knowledge sharing in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy light snacks and listen to 5-minute presentations by select students from our local post-secondary institutions. Register here
Algonquin College has post-graduate Project Management students who are eager to offer 60 hours of complimentary project management services to help with your Ottawa-based project! If you have a field placement opportunity for mid-May to August 2019 or wish to have more information, please click here.
Join us at PMI-Montréal's annual Project Management Symposium on April 4th and 5th! Access the member price using promo code SYMPO-OTTAWA19.
Two days of conferences, workshops and networking. 12 PDUs #symposiumGP
Discover the Impact of Technology and Artificial Intelligence on the future of Project Management. #symposiumG
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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.
The Solution Development Directorate of the Information Technology Services department requires an Assistant Director, Programs to lead and advance a portfolio of programs and initiatives to further our IT transformation efforts. This role requires an active contributor who embraces project management best practices, quality standards, risk mitigation and reporting for the delivery of new capabilities. If you are a strategic thinker excited by new projects, if you are an experienced project management guru, and if you want to put your ability to influence and build meaningful, valued relationships to the test, consider applying for the Assistant Director, Programs role with Information Technology Services at Queen’s! READ MORE
No matter how much experience they have, or how many job interviews they’ve been through, some project managers unknowingly say things that hurt their chances of landing a job offer. When the pressure is on, they make off-the-cuff remarks or answer questions in ways that send up a huge red flag. To help you avoid making an unfortunate “slip of the tongue,” here are seven things that PMs should never say during a job interview. READ MORE
Project management as a career is about to get upended by artificial intelligence by 2030, according to Gartner. Gartner projected that by 2030, 80 per cent of that tasks involved in project management will be eliminated. Things like data collection, tracking and reporting will be taken over by AI. READ MORE
I am often asked this question: “I am a project manager and our company is moving to agile or scrum, does that mean I will now become a scrum master?” In response, I hesitate and then give what seems to be the stereotypical consultant answer: “It depends.” And it really does depend. READ MORE
The number of organizations that offer flexible or completely remote work options increased by 40 per cent over the past five years. Companies transitioning to remote work stand to benefit greatly when it comes to hiring top talent and keeping their employees happy. However, taking away the office and sending off employees to work remotely is not an easy undertaking. It requires significant planning and preparation. READ MORE
Organizations wasted almost 12 per cent of their project spending last year due to poor performance, according to a recent report from the Project Management Institute (PMI). In response, project leaders should work to improve their Project Management Technology Quotient (PMTQ), which adds an element of project management to a person's ability to adapt, manage, and integrate content advances in technology for a project or organization, PMI found. READ MORE