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PM Government Roundtable

The Federal Government's increasing emphasis on project management (PM) and PM best practices can best be seen by the establishment of two new committees, the Project Management Working Group (PMWG) and the Performance Management-Civilian Agencies/Industry Working Group (PM-CAIWG). Meeting for the first time March 11 at NASA headquarters, the PMWG immediately started off looking at a range of PM issues, including professional certification. Meeting for its forth time February 19 at FAA headquarters, the PM-CAIWG has taken on a range of performance issues, including cross-agency

reciprocity of industry. At the May 16 PMI Government Roundtable, Bill McNally, Chair of the PMWG, and Will Brimberry, Co-Chair of the PM-CAIWG, will give an update on the committees, their purposes, goals, membership and initiatives.

Roundtables are free of charge and open only to government employees. Lunch is provided.

Space is limited so please RSVP by May 14 via email to

PMI Standards Exposure Drafts

PMI has published the latest draft versions of the following key project management standards to its Exposure Draft web site. During the Exposure Draft process public review and comment is being encouraged. It is through this public discourse that these important standards receive critical input that keeps them up-to-date as the premier standards promoting the profession of project management.

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fourth Edition

  • The Standard for Program Management—Second Edition

  • The Standard for Portfolio Management—Second Edition

  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®)—Second Edition

These draft standards will remain open to public review and comment until March 22, 2008. You can access these drafts at the following web site:

PMI encourages you to take advantage of this opportunity to become actively involved in helping to improve this next generation of these important project management standards.

Coming Soon:

2008 Professional Development Symposium

PDS 2008 LogoMake plans to join other project management professionals as the Information Systems SIG begins building on the foundations of Project Management. ISSIG invites you to attend the 2-day weekend workshops, hear exciting and dynamic Symposium Keynote speakers, attend 2-days of new technology-driven Symposium sessions, and have fun networking with other informed Project Management professionals. Be prepared to enjoy great hands-on project management interactions and gain in-depth project management skills and knowledge during this exciting event.

More detailed information on the workshop subjects, instructors, session symposium speakers, networking events and registration is available on the PDS’08 website. We hope to see you there!

UMT-PMIWDC 2008 Non-Academic Scholarship Recipient - Charlie Wu

Charlie Wu PortraitThe PMI Washington, DC Chapter is pleased to announce that Mr. Charlie Wu is the winner of the UMT-PMIWDC 2008 Non-Academic Scholarship. Mr. Wu, currently a Senior Management Consultant for G&B Solutions, Inc in Virginia, is continuing his project management education at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Arlington, Virginia to prepare him for the PMP exam. In addition to his educational training in project management, Mr. Wu has a M.S. in Computer Science from George Washington University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan. Mr. Wu is a PMIWDC member