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Loretta Letke, PMP, RMPHello Members and thank you for the opportunity to serve you, the Chapter, and the PMI in the pursuit of excellence and the expansion of our profession.

With President John Kos’ tenure quickly coming to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all his hard work and dedication to the Chapter for the past year. It will truly be a challenge for me to follow in his footsteps. I also wish to thank the PMI Baltimore Chapter Board of Directors for their confidence in me as I take on this honorable role of President.

Now, I hope you join me in embarking on a new era for PMI Baltimore Chapter. There are many exciting events and opportunities coming up in 2015. Our charitable arm, The PMI Baltimore Community Fund, will enable us to help those in need while providing tax-deductible opportunities for our sponsors as well as you, our members. The 2015 2-day Professional Development Event will provide an opportunity to learn and grow. ...

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The PMI Baltimore Chapter continues to grow with 162 new members since the beginning of 2015.

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Congratulations to all the PMI Baltimore Chapter Members who have recently earned their PMP, PgMP or CAPM certification!

 

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Juanita Reed, PMP, ITIL V3
Director Corporate Training

Juanita assumed responsibility as the Director of Corporate Training in late December, 2013. By August 2014 she had successfully negotiated agreements with three new clients, the University of Baltimore Technology Department, Johns Hopkins Medicine International IT Department and the Social Security Administration Division of Buildings Management. Between these clients, seven classes were delivered between May and December, including Risk Management Essentials, Advanced Risk Management and Agile Basics.

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PMI Baltimore is looking for speakers for our 2015 Professional Development Event (PDE)  

See http://www.pmibaltimore.org/pde for details about the Conference. PMI Baltimore does not provide any payment or reimbursements for speakers. To submit your entry — http://tinyurl.com/PMIPDE2015 — If you would like to be considered for more than one track, site or have special request, please add this to Abstract block.

 
   

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President’s Corner

Loretta Letke, PMP, RMPHello Members and thank you for the opportunity to serve you, the Chapter, and the PMI in the pursuit of excellence and the expansion of our profession.

With President John Kos’ tenure quickly coming to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all his hard work and dedication to the Chapter for the past year. It will truly be a challenge for me to follow in his footsteps. I also wish to thank the PMI Baltimore Chapter Board of Directors for their confidence in me as I take on this honorable role of President.

Now, I hope you join me in embarking on a new era for PMI Baltimore Chapter. There are many exciting events and opportunities coming up in 2015. Our charitable arm, The PMI Baltimore Community Fund, will enable us to help those in need while providing tax-deductible opportunities for our sponsors as well as you, our members. The 2015 2-day Professional Development Event will provide an opportunity to learn and grow. ...

President’s Corner

Loretta Letke, PMP, RMPHello Members and thank you for the opportunity to serve you, the Chapter, and the PMI in the pursuit of excellence and the expansion of our profession.

With President John Kos’ tenure quickly coming to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all his hard work and dedication to the Chapter for the past year. It will truly be a challenge for me to follow in his footsteps. I also wish to thank the PMI Baltimore Chapter Board of Directors for their confidence in me as I take on this honorable role of President.

Now, I hope you join me in embarking on a new era for PMI Baltimore Chapter. There are many exciting events and opportunities coming up in 2015. Our charitable arm, The PMI Baltimore Community Fund, will enable us to help those in need while providing tax-deductible opportunities for our sponsors as well as you, our members. The 2015 2-day Professional Development Event will provide an opportunity to learn and grow. There will also be a chance to have fun, relax and network at the 2nd Annual Bull Roast. Both of these events are scheduled for this Spring and I hope to meet many of you at one or both of these events.

My vision for PMI Baltimore Chapter is extensive and challenging but I firmly believe that this Chapter not only deserves the best, but is ready to do the work required to make PMI Baltimore the best PMI Chapter in the world. I plan to start by establishing a Chapter Center of Operations. We sorely need a single location where the Board can meet, supplies can be stored, and the Chapter can finally have a real official and professional location for its many needs. We have already completed the requirements and site research and early in January, we will announce the location.

 My second goal is to extensively upgrade and expand our channels of communications, starting with the website and registration system. Subsequently, we will move into mobile, expand social networking, and with upgraded technologies, we will increase our virtual meetings. We are also investigating online Certification classes and seminars.

Expanded and creative networking events and opportunities is another goal that I plan to focus on a great deal. It is a fact that PMI has many members who are not being supported effectively – mainly those young members in the Millennial age group who are coming into the profession for the first time. Millennials have differing modes of communications than do other generations and we need to support their goals and meet their needs where they are most comfortable. When I announced this goal at the Annual State of the Chapter in November, several members approached me with exciting ideas to support this effort for which I am very grateful. I plan to establish a committee by Spring of 2015 to begin working on this initiative. If you are interested, please send me an email.

As you see, I have a busy and hopefully fully productive year ahead! All of the goals I have set are to enhance your membership and help further your career as Project Managers. However, none of these goals can be accomplished without your support. I extend to you an offer to volunteer and become part of the success of PMI Baltimore Chapter. I can promise you hard work but also some great rewards such as expanded relationships, networking, growth in your profession, and satisfaction that you are part of an outstanding group of professionals.

In closing I’d like to say what an honor it is to be chosen to lead the PMI Baltimore Chapter. It is an awesome responsibility that I look forward to taking on. With your help, I know we can accomplish our goals.

Thank you for your time and your support.

— Loretta Letke, PMP, RMP

 
 

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Upcoming Events!

March 10 (Tuesday): American Community Survey: Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management in a Federal Program. Lunch Meeting (Annapolis Junction, Maryland)

March 19 (Thursday): Action Oriented Leadership - Leadership Principles. Seminar (Linthicum, Md)

March 19 (Thursday): Project Planning Considerations and Migrating Legacy Systems. Lunch Meeting (Windsor Mill, MD)

March 19 (Thursday): We’re not alone out there: Discoveries in other parts of the universe. Dinner Meeting (Frederick, MD)

March 19 (Thursday): Building a PMO to Last. Dinner Meeting (Timonium, MD)

March 23 (Monday): Performance Management through Employee Engagement. Lunch Meeting (Columbia, MD)

March 25 (Wednesday): Applying Project Management Practices to Organizational Transformation. Dinner Meeting (Annapolis, MD)

April 10 (Friday): MS Project 2010/2013. 2-Day Seminar (Timonium, MD)

April 14 (Tuesday): RMP Boot Camp. RMP Prep Course (Timonium, MD)

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Chartered 273
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