October 2017 Print

Chapter Business

PMI Western Australia Strategic Planning Day

Highlights from PMI Western Australia Chapter planning day. It was a great opportunity for the board members to learn more about each other and start to bond as a team.The key outcomes of the planning day are:

  1. An aligned strategy for the coming years; and
  2. New ideas to expand and improve.


It Pays to Be WAPMI Volunteer - Just Ask Our Finance Director!

WAPMI is delighted to announce we have just joined PMI's Global 500 Club, which means we have given out over $500 worth of complimentary memberships to the volunteers who run our Chapter, as a small thank you, for all the work they do.  As a Volunteer Run Global Organisation PMI Global then gives us a $500 pat on the back for this, as our Global Parent recognises that a strong volunteers base is how we make everything happen for you, our members.

Fittingly, Juanita White, who has just joined our Board as Finance Director, was our qualifying volunteer. Juanita is a CPA who runs her own practice and we're thinking its got great ROI for her and us, to have her @Board.

If you are interested in being a PMI Volunteer either locally, nationwide or globally, please register your interest via http://wapmi.org.au/volunteering or contact our Volunteering Associate Director, Amy Sullivan, to understand what opportunities are available, via amy.sullivan@wapmi.org.au.



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Previous Chapter Meeting



In Septenber's Chapter Meeting we learned that ensuring and maintaining the vital connection between benefits identification, project execution and benefits realization are very important to improve project outcomes and stakeholders satisfaction. 

Ephraim presented a project case study where a disconnect caused a lot of pains for stakeholders at all levels - project, business, executive and partnership. The lessons and recommendations given to the atendees will help them to enhance wisdom of project management teams in ensuring benefits delivery.  

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Speaking and Education Opportunities

The PMI WA Chapter is identifying potential lecturers, both permanent and guest, to present at local Universities or TAFEs for Masters in Project Management or similar tertiary programs. We have been approached by organisations such as Curtin University who have expressed an interest in our members since you may have the relevant skills and experience for lecturer and tutor roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the value that a PMP qualified member can provide to the education sector. The selection of speakers is up to the discretion of the education entity however, we would like to present a pool of self-nominated PMI members to present to our tertiary education partners for their consideration. 

 The role requirements are listed below:

  • Permanent Lecturer: minimum requirement of at least a Masters (MBA, MPM, M.Sc, etc.), five years of industry experience, current PMP
  • Guest Lecturer: current PMP and industry experience
  • Permanent/Guest Tutor: current PMP and industry experience


If you are interested in nominating for the speakers pool, please register in the link: Speakers Pool Self-Nomination. If you have any questions please contact our education team here.

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Ted for Project Managers


The jobs we'll lose to machines — and the ones we won't

Machine learning isn't just for simple tasks like assessing credit risk and sorting mail anymore -- today, it's capable of far more complex applications, like grading essays and diagnosing diseases. With these advances comes an uneasy question: Will a robot do your job in the future?

A 3D-printed jumbo jet?

Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world's, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that's full of light and space -- and built up from generative parts in a 3D printer.


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Podcast of the Month

Podcast: Episode 397: Lessons Learned Management Techniques

There is no doubt in my mind that you have heard the term lessons learned before.
But let’s consider the bigger picture around lessons learned. What process do we follow? What management techniques are there for lessons learned? Are all documented lessons learned equally valuable?
These questions need answers. And so I’m happy to welcome Elizabeth Harrin (www.girlsguidetopm.com -- www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethharrin/ - ) who has the answers for us!
About The PM Podcast: Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a project management trainer who helps his students with their PMP Training, and since 2005 he has published hundreds of interviews with project managers from around the world. The interviews are free on www.project-management-podcast.com.

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Feature Article

Project Management articles

The 4 Secret Ingredients to Pass the CAPM Exam

If you are new to project management or are considering a career in project management, consider obtaining your CAPM® certification. When you first take a look at A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) it may be a bit overwhelming, but don’t worry! Here are four factors to help you figure out and start your way to passing the CAPM exam.. Read more 
The 4 Secret Ingredients to Pass the CAPM Exam

Risk management is often discussed, but it is amazing how few project managers truly embrace the process. Sure, they think about project risks and the like, but too few really create a risk management plan and process for monitoring and managing it. Maybe this is due to a false sense of control, or perhaps a lack of understanding on how to formalise a risk management process into project work plans and project communication plans. Read more here.


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4 Key Questions of a Crystal Clear Strategy

October 11, 2017
5:45 PM to 8:00 PM
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City West Receptions
45 Plaistowe Mews
West Perth, WA 6005


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WA PMI Board Sponsor

The Project Management Institute Western Australia Chapter would like to acknowledge and thank our valued Sponsors, who have assisted in the development of the chapter and provide services to benefit our membership. Thank You!

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Contact Us

Sam Sayem - Communications Director (email)

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