WELCOME TO PMI COASTAL BEND CHAPTER
The PMI Coastal Bend Chapter chapter was incorporated on August 30, 2000, and charterd on July 20, 2001. We are here to serve you, the Corpus Christi area and the entire Rio Grande Valley (zip codes 78300-78599). The chapter’s primary mission is to:
- To foster professionalism in the management of projects.
- To contribute to the quality and scope of project management.
- To stimulate appropriate global application of project management for the benefit of general public.
- To provide a recognized forum for the free exchange of ideas, applications, and solutions to project management issues among its members, and other interested and involved in project management.
- To identify and promote the fundamentals of project management and advance the body of knowledge for managing projects successfully.
- To partner with the Coastal Bend community to promote the project management discipline through relationships with industry and institutions of higher education.
Niagara-Class Risk Taking (Over the Falls in a Barrel)
It’s been 120 years since Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. And to this day, we still ask “WHY?” Taylor’s lessons on risk-taking are profound and can actually help us understand why some of us are willing to take certain risks that others consider downright insane. Carl Pritchard takes us on a risk adventure, examining whether or not certain types of risk-taking are crazy, and examines the notions of risk and reward in this compelling look at history.
Putting the OUCH! in Ouchi! Risk Thresholds as a Quality & Motivational Practice
Dr. William Ouchi posited that team members are more motivated and more likely to succeed if they are given a clear structure and then left to their own devices to implement that structure. His Theory Z, a long-term business bestseller, changed the attitudes of many corporations seeking new ways to engender organizational unity and team spirit. The idea is a relatively simple one. Establish norms. Set limits. Clarify what the organization believes and create a sense of community. Carl Pritchard takes us through an examination of how to put these practices to work.
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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Members in Spotlight
15th Year Anniversery
- Stephanie Falcon, PMP
- Shane Torno
Renewing Members This Month
- Sulayman Jack
- Orlando Torres
- Sara Middleton, PMP
- Leandro Parras Meleiro, PMP
- Ryan Whitley, PMP
- Jerry Levine, PMP
- Eunice Garcia, PMP
- Tara Malish, PMP
- Shane Torno
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.