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PMI OVOC Oct. 29 Lunch Seminar: Last chance to register!

Come out to see Kevin Schafer present: "Networking to Advance Your Career"

This session will cause you to think about your current professional network and how to grow it. Kevin will present practical strategies for overcoming networking inertia and establish momentum toward moving your career forward.

Kevin Schafer is a Career and Leadership Coach, founder of Cardinal Career Management Services, and an Ambassador for Career Professionals of Canada. He has worked in the Career Management field for 10 years, helping over 500 clients — from executives to students, spanning all industry sectors.

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 Upcoming Events

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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar
TOPIC: "Networking to Advance Your Career"

Oct 29, 2014
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PMI OVOC Saturday Seminar
TOPIC: Revealing the secrets of exceptional leadership at the workplace
SPEAKER: Sam Halwani

Nov 15, 2014
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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar
TOPIC: "Consulting 101: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Consultants"
SPEAKER: Sean Murphy

Nov 26, 2014
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PMI OVOC Fall Weekender PMP Prep Dec 5-7 & 13-14, 2014
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2014 Membership Survey: Please provide your feedback soon

Your membership in the PMI Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter is very important in continuing to make this Chapter a vibrant and dynamic organization in the support of Project Management in the National Capital Region. The Chapter strives to provide the best services for your membership and your feedback is very much appreciated.

We are asking you, our members, for only two minutes of your valuable time to complete a survey with regards to your satisfaction with services received from PMI OVOC and how they can be enhanced. Please take the time to provide your feedback.

The survey can be accessed via the Members Only PMI OVOC site (scroll to the bottom of the main page).

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PMI OVOC volunteer opportunities

Members — join the volunteer team to earn PDUs, enhance your skill development and have fun at the same time!

Click on the open positions below to learn details:

189 - PR and Marketing SME
190 - Marketing Lead

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

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The essential hallmarks of a project leader
PM Hut
What makes a good project manager? What makes a great project leader? In this guest post, Martin Webster shares what he believes are four essential hallmarks of a project leader, and introduces some critical skills, thinking and behaviors for leading projects.
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How to support digitization through project management
Computer Weekly
In the past, project management software such as Microsoft Project, Primavera or Project Manager Workbench were sufficient for most long-running projects. Gantt charts and task lists ensured critical paths were maintained; changes to the plans could be mapped and tracked and the impact on the final outcome could be estimated with the final delivery date changed, if required. However, there has to be a change in the way projects are carried out.
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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.

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10 ways to deal with a project gone wrong
PMI
Sometimes projects go downhill. And sometimes they crash. Savvy managers recognize the signs, step up and take necessary action, learn from the experience — and help the team learn from it too.

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The challenges of international projects
Stepping Into Project Management
International projects come with two main challenges: the people you are working with won't necessarily work in the same way as you, and the people you are working for won't necessarily want the same things. Having an open mind about these challenges is the first step in being able to address them on an international project team.
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Team improvement comes from more than agile techniques
ProjectTimes
Agile is being seen as a way to help improve team performance. If we just go agile we'll be so much better. The problem is many people are still viewing agile as a collection of techniques.
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4 areas where construction project management software can reduce partnership disputes
Global Construction
Communication is the watchword when it comes to successfully completing a construction project. From agreeing detailed schedules, through to maximizing the benefits of any available resources, it's vital to effectively communicate this information throughout each stage of the project life cycle. Sadly many businesses still commence construction projects without having effective internal communication systems in place let alone external communications.
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Is your project red, yellow or green?
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Try a Scrum to boost team performance
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