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Volume 4, Issue 1

March 2013

In This Issue

News From the Bruce Branch

Professional Development Portfolio

Top Five Mistakes PMs Make When Meeting With Virtual Teams

Why Project Management is a 21st Century Skill

Improving and Embedding Project Management Practices in Organizations Survey

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Thanks to our Sponsors

PMI SWOC Sponsors

PMI Bruce Branch Sponsors


PMI Membership Anniversaries

15+ Years


Donald L. Ardiel, PMP
David R. Clark, PMP
William Dowhaniuk, PMP
John H. Haasen, PMP
Helen M. Jimenez, PMP
David G. McKenna, PMP
Gregory R Smith, PMP  


10 Years


Brian T. Arnold, PMP

Robert D. Bray, PMP

Glen W. Burk, PMP

Paul D. Lave, PMP

Cheryl L. Mitchinson, PMP

Danelle A. Peddell, PMP, PMI-ACP

Deborah A. Porte, PMP

Kathleen D. Russell, PMP

Steven R. Toll, PMP

Chris M. Van Slyke, PMP

Martin G. Whitehead, PMP  


5 Years


Riccardo Cifelli, PMP
David Corrigan
Darren J. L. Hack, PMP
Karen A Hatherell, PMP
Douglas R Kenyon
Nicolas Lepipas
Louisa Morren, PMP
Arne L. Nielsen, PMP
Alex Panicker, PMP
Corinna Purchase, PMP
Vinod Varapravan, PMP 


Congratulations to Our Newest PMPs!


Harold Rodney Black, PMP

Andrea Buma, PMP

Kirk Frederiksen, PMP

Nicholas Gifford, PMP

Christine McCormick, PMP

William D Miller, PMP

Mihir Patel, PMP, CAPM

Mark F Pocock, P.E., PMP

Jordan Sandford, PMP



From the Desk of the President

Danelle Peddell, PMP, PMI SWOC President    


PMI SWOC is gearing up for a busy spring with analyzing the results of the chapter membership survey and preparing for the 10th Annual Symposium.


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Upcoming events


News From the Bruce Branch
By Denise Tighe, CAPM


The Bruce Branch has been keeping busy wrapping up events in 2012 and planning ahead for a great 2013. 


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Professional Development Portfolio
By Mona Brennan-Coles, PMP


Have you claimed all of your PDU codes? Do you know how to find them? Check out Mona's step-by-step instructions and learn more about upcoming events. 


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Top Five Mistakes PMs Make When Meeting with Virtual Teams

By Nick Matteucci, MBA

Virtual meetings have become a part of daily business life for most companies. Nick Matteucci explains how to increase their productivity and morale with five simple steps. 

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Why Project Management is a 21st Century Skill   
Reprinted with permission from PMIEF

Project management has become an in-demand set of skills in the 21st century. The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) believes that it's never too early to start learning how to manage your projects. In this article, read about  why project management should be a part of every child's curriculum. 







Improving and Embedding Project Management Practices in Organizations Survey


Would you like to take part in furthering research in project management? Doctoral researcher Gabriela Fernandes from the Management School at the University of Southampton is conducting a survey to develop a framework to help organizations to improve and embed project management (PM) practices in an effective way. Please be assured that all responses will remain strictly confidential and will be reported only in anonymous, summary form in a PhD Thesis and any subsequent research articles. The participants have the opportunity to receive a summary of the results from this study.




10th Annual PMI Symposium

The Modern Project Manager - Centre of the Universe


WHEN:     Friday, April 26th

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


WHERE:   Best Western Lamplighter

Inn & Conference Centre,

591 Wellington Rd.


PDUs:        9.0










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