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The PMI OVOC ABM will be held on Friday, May 2nd, 2014!

Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 5T9

Time: Meeting 4:00pm- 6:00pm — you must be a registered PMI OVOC member to attend
Networking 6:00pm-6:30pm — OPEN TO ALL
Dinner 6:30pm-9:00pm — you must be registered to attend
We are looking forward to networking with you on Friday!

Can't make it? Make sure to Proxy your vote!

Proxy Voting:

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please consider granting us your proxy vote. Your vote will help to achieve the quorum target numbers to enable voting on Annual Business Meeting motions and issues. You do not have to assign your proxy to a specific board member. Any undesignated proxies will be assigned to members of the board at the beginning of the meeting.

Proxy Voting Procedure:
Send an E-Mail to Tina Hughes at

Subject Line: ABM PROXY VOTE
Statement: I hereby give my Proxy Vote to PMI OVOC for the May 2nd, 2014 ABM.

Please include your full name, company and phone number.

An alternative method is to download the proxy form available on the website. Click here to find the form.. Complete the form and E-Mail to

For any additional information, please contact Tina Hughes by telephone to 613-283-2697 ext 4 or via E-Mail:

Back up Contact is Darlene McTavish, 613-569-6236 or
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PMI OVOC BYLAWS: Note to Members

In order to conform to PMI Global standards, the PMI OVOC chapter bylaws have been amended to follow PMI Global's new standard for chapter bylaws. The amended Chapter by-laws found in the link below, are proposed by the 2013 Board of Directors. It is a requirement from PMI Global that all chapters follow this standard formatting of their by-laws. Amendments are highlighted in yellow.

Members, please click on the link below to review the proposed amended chapter by-laws (see Version 6.1 - January 2014) and be prepared to cast your ratification vote at the Annual Business Meeting on Friday, May 2, 2014. PMI OVOC Chapter Bylaws Changes

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 Upcoming Events

Event Date More Information
Spring 5 Week PMP Prep April 8-May 8, 2014
PMI OVOC ABM (Members Meeting and Dinner) May 2nd, 2014
PMI OVOC Breakfast Seminar May 14, 2014
PMI OVOC Saturday Seminar May 24, 2014
PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar May 28, 2014
Spring Weekender PMP Prep May 23-June 1, 2014

7 ways to advance your project management career
Everyone wants to get ahead. (Well, almost everyone.) Project managers are no different. Hence the number of certification exams project managers take. But just having PMP (for Project Management Professional) after your name is no longer enough in today's high-tech mobile world. So what skills do project managers need to get ahead? Dozens of project management experts, executives and recruiters share their top seven project management career tips.
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Success in project management
Business Reporter
Association for Project Management chairman Steve Wake discusses success in project management with Business Reporter's Dave Baxter. Steve explains how to achieve business aims without going over budget, missing deadlines or compromising quality.
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Make assumptions analysis a routine 'flu shot' for your project!
Easy in theory, difficult in practice
In project management, there are a number of preventative measures available to us to avoid unpleasant surprises. The whole risk management knowledge area could be thought of as a major preventative measure as it helps us to better manage the unknown. Stakeholder analysis and management processes are also heavily focused on prevention of future issues. A lesser applied practice is assumptions analysis.
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How to get a proper project management job
Business 2 Community
There are lots of people currently working in a job where project management forms a significant part of what they do — yet they don't carry that job title nor are they really recognised within the organisation or trained. A lot of these people are happy in the knowledge that their job is interesting and challenging, "it is what it is" and have no desire to take it further.
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How to conduct a content audit on your site
Quick Sprout
"Content audit" sounds a bit intimidating like something that involves ghastly amounts of time, endless spreadsheets, and dozens of unpaid interns. The word "audit" is so tied up with other unpleasant life experiences that I totally understand if it doesn't inspire you. But hang on for a second because a "content audit" might be what your site needs to get to the next level.

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Portfolio management: Simple is often better
As you study the literature and bodies of knowledge on project portfolio management, it is clear that many organizations have benefited from a formal PPM process while others have been unable to develop productive PPM capabilities. You also learn in those studies that there a great number of frameworks, theories and approaches on how to best design, implement and manage an organization's PPM function.

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Art of managing: Shiny objects and the senior management team
PM Hut
One of the value killers found inside many organizations is the out of control pursuit of too many new initiatives. The resultant too few resources chasing too many projects, is a sure-fire way to create organizational stress as initiatives fall short, inefficiencies skyrocket and employees, stakeholders and customers grow perturbed.

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How to manage scope creep — and even prevent it from happening
Liquid Planner
Scope creep — the insidious tendency for software projects to grow beyond their original bounds — looms on every software development project. If you're a project management professional, avoiding scope creep increases the chance of delivering the project on time and on budget. Smaller projects have a much greater chance of success, so savvy PMs split a massive assignment into smaller components.
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Podio redesign makes project management simpler for non-project managers
Small Business Trends
Podio is a tool that allows teams create their own collaboration apps without knowing code or bringing in an IT department to help. So, for example, if you need an app to track your team as they complete a major marketing or other project, Podio can do that, the tool's creators say.
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Frank Humada, Multiview, Director of Publishing, 289.695.5422
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