Sunday, June 5, 2016

President's Blog, June 2016

Dear Chapter Stakeholders – 
In this edition of the President’s Blog: 
  • PMI-Tucson Bylaws 
  • VP of Finance Board Position 
  • Book Buzz! 
  • Next GeekMeet/PMI-Tucson Networking Event 
Bylaws 
The Bylaws for our chapter haven’t been revised since 2010, and it’s time to do so. The Board has worked hard to update the Bylaws in a variety of ways such as to address the role of students in the chapter and also to define a new position on the Board: President Elect. Before they may be approved, we need your review and feedback. That’s why we’ll post them on our website for 30 days.  They’ll be available under the “About Us” page (or use this URL: http://www.pmi-tucson.org/bylaws) beginning on 06/6/16.  After this review period, we’ll update based on your feedback, as appropriate.  Then there will be a membership vote to adopt them. 

VP Finance 
As I wrote about in the May blog post, we’re poised to lose our dynamic VP of Finance, Marcela Delgado. If you want to take a greater role in the Chapter, earn additional PDUs, and work with a terrific board, please contact me at eve.cran@gmail.com to throw your hat into the ring. 

Book Buzz 
The June 4th meeting of Book Buzz was a wonderful start to the conversation about Balanced Scorecard Evolution: A Dynamic Approach to Strategy by Paul R. Niven. None of the participants had finished reading the text, but nonetheless they had a terrific discussion about the first several chapters and how this tool for managing strategy execution could be used for an organization, department, or project. We decided to extend our rich dialog into another session. So, if you wanted to participate but were unable to do so on June 4th, you have another opportunity: July 23rd. Mark your calendars! Networking starts at 8:30 and our discussion begins at 9.  
Remember, if you attend Book Buzz, you get to suggest the next book for consideration 

Next GeekMeet/PMI-Tucson Networking Event 
The next GeekMeet /PMI-Tucson combined happy hour is scheduled for July 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 at Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E Toole Ave.  Although PDUs are not available for this event, it’s another great evening when our two groups come together to mingle with other technical and project management professionals in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Come hungry – food will be provided by TekSystems! Register at http://www.pmi-tucson.org/events  

See you soon! 
Eve