July 2018: President's Letter

    By Terry Minhas, PMI Houston Chapter President

    PMI Houston Chapter held the 2018 Annual Conference and Expo in June. It was a 2-day event full of presentations, workshops and vendor displays. And what an event it was! On behalf of PMI Houston, I would like to thank the keynote speakers, presenters, attendees, sponsors and vendors for making it such a success. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the many talented and dedicated volunteers who contributed their time and effort to plan and execute such a great event. Hats off to all of you!

    We are sensitive to the situation many of our community members are facing due to the downturn in the Houston economy during the past few years. As indicated earlier, the first workshop to assist those looking for employment or better job opportunities is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2018. This workshop, under the title ‘How to Land Your Next PM Job in 40 Days’, will be conducted by Anthony Ally. Mr. Ally is a professional speaker and renowned executive coach. Don’t miss it!

    It is summer time. Our kids are out of school. It’s time to connect, create memories and have fun. While it is fine to use the project management expertise to plan the trips, just be easy. My wife always tells me it’s a vacation, not a project. I’ll let you decide where the balance lies. As parents, we are responsible to cultivate the minds of our children for a better and safer future for our homeland. It’s an investment. Whatever you do this summer, stay cool, have fun and be safe!

    Food for thought: “Our greatest natural resource is in the minds of our children.” – Walter Elias Disney