As 2021 begins and vaccines begin to roll out, many of us feel the pressure of pandemic fatigue more than ever. I hope you continue to be well, safe and healthy. As a reminder, PMI continues to support its practitioners and members in this time of disruption. As part of this commitment, I want to remind you that PMI has instituted a Membership Hardship Policy - Unemployed Members with 3 years of good standing membership are qualified for membership hardship grant by calling PMI Customer Care. PMI also offers many additional resources that can be found later in this newsletter.
In January we held our first Virtual Lunch & Learn Series Workshop and experienced a surprising level of registration and participation. The workshop was informative and helpful and given the strong response from our membership we will work to find more opportunities for lunch and learn sessions this year. We also had another fun Kahoot! happy hour in January and hope that you will consider joining us for this social activity soon. Our next exciting virtual evening event is How to Thrive in the Covid-19 Gig Economy, February 23rd starting at 6:00 PM. Please click herefor more information and to register.
Another exciting new program that we have introduced this year is our MentorshipProgram. We now have an opportunity on our website for all members to request a mentor as well as to volunteer to become a mentor. Please click herefor more information about this great program. If you have questions about this program, please email email@example.com.
Please note that we always welcome the opportunity to support our members who are willing deliver presentations and webinars so please let us know if you would like to do a webinar or presentation.
We hope to see you at one of our virtual events this month.
The Spaceport Summit (formerly Space Congress) will be held February 23-25, 2021. The event will be conducted virtually to better engage industry leaders from all over the world and “Small Steps, Giant Leaps” is the theme for the event. The program will feature panels and notable speakers covering such topics as Spaceports Around the Nation, Inspiring the Next Generation, Lunar Exploration, LEO Commercialization, Exploration & Innovation, and International Initiatives. There will be special sessions for an astronaut meet and greet as well as networking/mentoring for young professionals.
Don’t wait until the last minute, earn 1 PDU now! Every month we will include a Webinar Spotlight to direct you to webinar content that we think is specifically relevant to the Space Coast and that you can access free of charge.
Your organization is on the path towards greater agility. All aspects of an organization can benefit from greater agility, and this includes your approach to human resources. Your approach to appraisals, the relationships that project managers have with other team members, the way that you recruit, and even the way that you refer to people all change in an agile manner. In this webinar PMI’s Scott Ambler interviews Pierre Neis, Agile HR and Agile Transformation expert.
Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition
PMI is making changes to both the Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) to reflect the range of different project approaches and your need for flexibility. We’ve heard questions about how the 12 principles evolved for the Standard for Project Management and how we developed the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. We’re here to answer them. Join this webinar to see how PMI staff pulled together a global team of volunteer subject matter experts to develop the forthcoming edition of the PMBOK® Guide and The Standard for Project Management. Click here to view this informative webinar. Please note that no PDUs will be awarded for this session.
2021 Call for Speakers
PMI Space Coast welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Interested speakers may submit their abstracts for consideration for upcoming events in 2021, including 1 hour monthly webinars, Lunch and Learns, and annual professional development day.
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PMI Customer Care Alexa so members and certification holders can link their PMI.org account to any Amazon Alexa-enabled device to ask Alexa: “What is my member (or certification) since date?” “What is my membership end date?” “When does my certification expire?” “How many PDUs do I have?” Try it today!
Please note that PMI will be extending eligibility for all exams for up to 6 months, until 18 January 2021 - If this applies, your exam eligibility will automatically be extended via PMI systems, so you are not required to contact us for this request. Please note that new eligibility dates may take a few days to become updated in our system.
PMI is extending access to the current PMP® exam until 31 December 2020 and postponing the launch of the new PMP exam until 2 January 2021