In Person at Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, Smith 101
Welcome to Project Management Institute-Orange County Chapter
You have taken the first step toward managing your professional career network and developing relationships with local, knowledgeable project managers and like-minded professionals. You are invited to join the PMI-OC Orientation Meeting. In this Orientation, we will present the value-added benefits, professional development opportunities, and programs that we offer to our members. The number one benefit of your membership in PMI-OC is the vast pool of individuals to network with.
Meeting starts at 6:00 PM
PMI-OC’s Industry Affinity Groups invites IT professionals and stakeholders to a happy hour social event at the Hangar 24 Restaurant in Irvine. This event is a place and time for interested members and non-members alike to meet one another and discuss how to “hear and answer the need for projects” in the IT industry.
Registration is free. Attendees are responsible for their own tabs at the restaurant.
Attendees are welcome to stay for Trivia Night, beginning at 7:00 PM. Dress for the outdoors patio and courtyard at Hangar 24, which can be cold at night.
User Experience 101 for project managers
- Understand the rapid evolution of 3 areas of UX as it relates to Design and how to select and include the right UX focus area for your Project type
- Learn about the value of diversity, ethical implications, and cognitive biases.
- Discover your own cognitive biases – individual exercises
- Use a journey map to discover opportunities – individual or group
- Matching various UX practice areas and Project types – group exercise
Grow Your Skills
It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.
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The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.
Find a Volunteer Opportunity
Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.
Earn PDUs by Volunteering
Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.
Speakers for our Chapter's Events
Our PMI Chapter 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. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.