PMI Inland Northwest Chapter

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January 19th Chapter Meeting

01-19-2021 7:30 am -9:00 am
Free for Chapter Members!

January Chapter Meeting: Building Virtual Relationships

Roundtable discussion with Local Project Managers from finance, IT, energy construction, and healthcare.


Have you recently wondered how project managers are keeping up with the ongoing changes in a virtual work setting? Come learn and ask questions from 4 project managers in the inland northwest with backgrounds in finance, IT, energy construction, and healthcare. This roundtable will discuss the PM role while in a virtual setting, along with strategies and outcomes for succeeding in the new year.
Roundtable Participants:
Mel Lesley, PMPSenior Project Manager with MIST Inc. Mel holds a degree in healthcare administration and has spent 16 years in healthcare, mostly as an implementation specialist and 3 years specifically in Project Management. She became PMP certified in March, 2018. Healthcare technology, workflow assessments and regulatory requirements have been Mel's industry all 16 years.
James Edwards, PMPProject Manager with Avista, contracted through Volt Workforce Solutions James is a project manager with experience in energy construction, fabrication, mining and manufacturing. Utilizing his mechanical engineering degree he worked as a sales engineer building proposals for equipment and upgrades and then managing the sale to delivery.
Bryan De Donato, PMP: Director, IT Delivery with Nuvodia
Lorrie Walters, PMP: VP of Project Management with Northwest Farm Credit Services

PMIINW Book Club!

01-26-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Free Event!

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Join us for our third book club! We'll be reading The Phoenix Project (A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win). Get a copy of the book (Available at our local Auntie's Bookstore or at Amazon) and read by January 26th, then meet with the group to discuss. You'll earn 1 PDU for each hour spent reading (which you'll self-report on the PMI website).

Here's a description of the book (from the publisher):

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with a manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited. In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.


January 28th Navigate the PfMP

01-28-2021 5:00 pm -6:00 pm
Free Event!

Navigate the PfMP


Ever wonder what it’s like to go through the process to get your Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) certification? What’s the application like? What is the interview like? Find out from our very own Inland Northwest Chapter PfMP certification holder and Past Chapter President Marci Gannon, PMP, PMI-ACP, PfMP! Marci will review her certification journey and open for a Q&A. Join us on January 28th at 5p and find out more about the PfMP certification journey!

This event does not offer PDUs.


February 23rd Volt Job Fair

02-23-2021 7:30 am -9:00 am
Free Member Event! Login to register!

Volt Virtual Job Fair


Join us for a current snapshot of open Project Manager/Project Coordinator roles that Volt currently has – this is a great opportunity to learn about current roles and ask specific questions on each potential opportunity!


2021 PMIINW Professional Development Day

05-14-2021 7:30 am -4:30 pm
PMIINW Chapter members $225, non-members $275

This year's Professional Development Day has been delayed until May 14, 2021, with the same great speakers and same beautiful event space. 

The PMI Inland Northwest Chapter Board wishes you all the best in these trying times. Be well!

At this year's PMIINW Professional Development Day, take your project leadership abilities to the next level

Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Center Place in Spokane Valley


Please join the PMI Inland Northwest Chapter for this full day of professional development taking your project management skills to the next level.

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For this PDD we have two great speakers and dynamic presentations:

  • Project Everest: Hybrid Agile Strategies for Reaching New Heights in Project Management by Alan Mallory
  • The Levity Effect: It Pays to Lighten Up by Scott Christopher

Both sessions will be packed with information, practical activity, an opportunity to share information and plenty of humor and laughs. This is a one of a kind event available in the Inland Northwest in 2021 and is not to be missed.

Contact Us

Send questions or payments to:
PMI Inland Northwest Chapter
PO Box 694
Veradale, WA 99037-0694

To pay for events, make checks payable to PMIINW. Checks must be postmarked by posted deadlines for each event.