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Lest we forget... On November 11, ceremonies of remembrance provide a powerful pause to reflect on the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers. As red poppies canvas the Ottawa region, so will veterans — both aged and young, residents and visitors gather to commemorate Remembrance Day. Due to recent events, Remembrance Day will hold a special meaning to Ottawa residences. Join other PMI OVOC members at the National War Memorial this year.

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 Upcoming Events

Event Date More Information
PMI OVOC Saturday Seminar
TOPIC: Revealing the secrets of exceptional leadership at the workplace
SPEAKER: Sam Halwani

Nov 15, 2014
PM Pints: Member Appreciation and Networking Event

Nov 21, 2014
PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar
TOPIC: "Consulting 101: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Consultants"
SPEAKER: Sean Murphy

Nov 26, 2014
PMI OVOC Fall Weekender PMP Prep Dec 5-7 & 13-14, 2014

Adina Gottardi joins the PMI OVOC Board

The PMI OVOC board welcomes Adina Gottardi to the board as a Director at Large. Adina has been a volunteer with PMI OVOC for the past few years, and instrumental in the success of our annual National Capital Symposium. She a project manager contactor for Export Development Canada. In the past Adina worked for Nortel, Honeywell Security Systems, and Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Adina has extensive experience in software quality assurance, project management and product development cycle.

Adina is a graduate of University of Ottawa, Computer Science, has a Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Timisoara, Romania and currently is pursuing a graduate professional certification in Strategic Management at Harvard University.

Please join us in welcoming Adina. You can view all of the board members here.

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Got Your PMP? What's Next?

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.

Chapter Community and Outreach Programs

The PMI OVOC Corporate Outreach Program promotes the project management profession with:

• Corporations and their business leaders who employ our members or are interested in learning how Project Management can benefit their organization;
• Strategic alliances with organizations to promote, advance and reinforce project management profession
• The community to support non-profit organizations; and
• Schools to developed and foster the profession of project management

For more information, contact:

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Volunteers welcome

PMI OVOC continually works to enhance existing programs and build new ones for the benefit of our members. We are fortunate to have many capable and motivated members supporting the chapter as volunteers. There are many opportunities to contribute and we welcome you to join our team to take an active role in supporting our mission to promote project management.

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

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Project management apps: How 3 popular picks stack up
We took a look at three of the most popular project apps available today to see how well they worked. The good news? All of them delivered.

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Project management software: Top 5 on the market
Project management software can vary dramatically due to factors like the complexity of project, size of business or industry type for which it is designed. It's important therefore to have a good understanding of what options are available before making a decision.

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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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5 steps for disbanding your project team
Leaving behind a good team can feel a little disheartening, and if it feels like that for you, consider how it feels for the rest of the project team members who are perhaps going back to their day jobs in teams where things have moved on (or worse, stayed exactly the same). Although it can be difficult to do, it's your job as the project manager to disband the project team in a professional way and help everyone move on or back into their new roles.
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How to communicate in virtual teams
A Girl's Guide to Project Management
At a recent conference, one group of project managers looked at the top issues with virtual communication. The primary issue, they reported, was the lack of visual feedback. You can't see the body language that shows if someone agrees or disagrees, or has a point to make. You're reliant on just the voice and that can be misleading if not downright deceptive.
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Introducing 'Ask An Agilist'
The road to agility is a journey and you will have questions along the way. Ask An Agilist can help! This blog will answer Agile questions from the and PMI communities. From "How do I...?" to "Is this normal?" to "Are we there yet?," your questions will be answered with practical advice. I invite all Agilists or Agilists-in-training to add their thoughts and advice in the comments so everyone benefits from the larger community.
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