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Upcoming Events


October 29 Book Club Event

10-29-2020 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
$0 members; $5 Non-members

Receive PDUs for reading the book and an additional PDU for participating in the online discussion about the book!

Online Discussion: Thursday, October 29, 7 pm - 8 pm

Book of the Month for October 2020

Critical Chain

By Eliyahu M. Goldratt


Critical Chain is a gripping fast-paced business novel that does for Project Management what Eli Goldratt's other novels have done for Production and Marketing. Dr. Goldratt's books have transformed the thinking and actions of management throughout the world.

Online Discussion Meeting Cost: $0 Members; $5 Non-Members

Buy the book here:

Cost: $12.82 Kindle; $13.50 Paperback.


November 17 2020 Online Event

11-17-2020 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
$10 PMI SoMD members; $13 non-members

Join Us for our November 17, 2020, Online Event

Registration Cut-off Date: November 16 10 am

Topic: Engaging Leadership

Speaker: Robert Anthony Heath, Sr.


Gallup has found that 70% of US workers are disengaged and 18% of these workers are actively endeavoring against their employers. This disengagement results in a loss in productivity that costs US Businesses over $450 Billion annually and the trend is not improving. Additionally, 70% of the factors that lead to employee disengagement are the responsibility of company leadership. However, only 1 in 10 leaders are equipped to make the changes necessary to remedy the problem. For project leaders that understand the importance of engaged project teams, the payoff is massive for them and the companies for which they work.

Learning Objectives:

1. Clear evidence on where leadership is failing currently.
2. How we got to this place.
3. A workable framework for how to change our paradigm surrounding leadership
4. An applicable skill (coaching conversations) that you can use after the session to begin moving your projects and your organization in the right direction.

Meeting Date and Time:

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 7 - 8:30 pm

Cost: $10 PMI Southern Maryland Chapter Members; $13 Non-Members

PDUs: 1

Log-in information about this online meeting will be emailed to registrants in advance.

Cancellation Policy 


November 19 Book Club Event

11-19-2020 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
$0 members; $5 Non-members

Receive PDUs for reading the book and an additional PDU for participating in the online discussion about the book!

Online Discussion: Thursday, November 19, 7 pm - 8 pm

Book of the Month for November 2020

5 languages of appreciation in the workplace: empowering organization by encouraging people

By Gary Chapman, Dr. Paul White


This book will give you the tools to improve staff morale, create a more positive workplace, and increase employee engagement. How? By teaching you to effectively communicate authentic appreciation and encouragement to employees, co-workers, and leaders. Most relational problems in organizations flow from this question: do people feel appreciated? This book will help you answer “Yes!”.

Online Discussion Meeting Cost: $0 Members; $5 Non-Members

Buy the book here:

Cost: $9.34 Kindle; $14.23 Paperback.

Agile Series Online Education

Last year, PMI Southern Maryland Chapter (PMISOMD) and the University of Maryland Project Management Center of Excellence (UMD PM COE) co-hosted the Agile Project Management Series with a series of five Agile Project Management meetings in Prince George's County, and five meetings in St. Mary's County. The 50 PDU program was widely successful. Now, the UMD PM COE has created an online Agile Project Management Series on EdX! They offer both a free version of the training and a paid version that provides unlimited access and an Agile Project Management Professional Certificate online. Over 500,000 people worldwide have registered!

Membership Statistics

Total Members 922
New Members This Year 131
PMP® Members 569
CAPM® Members 14
PgMP® Members 1
PMI-SP® Members 3
PMI-RMP® Members 10
PMI-ACP® Members 23
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 1
Members with no Certification 334
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 890
Student Members 25
Other Members 7
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Vision, Mission & Objectives

The PMI Southern Maryland Chapter will be recognized as a dynamic leading-edge organization comprised of dedicated project management professionals who are committed to serving the business and educational community of Southern Maryland through the advancement of Project Management knowledge.

Military Outreach

Our Military Outreach program is a targeted effort to create awareness of multiple programs that offer reduced costs or authorized use of benefits specifically for active, former, and retired members of the military to support Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, the credential widely recognized by both business and government for its credibility and value in contributing to an organization’s mission success. PMI SoMD’s interest in Military Outreach is simple - to help our fellow veterans. Our Military Outreach Committee consists of retired Navy and Marine Corps veterans, all PMPs, who have experienced the value of our PMP certifications and want to help others enjoy these benefits by sharing information on programs available to assist veterans in preparation for or during transition, or to enhance current skills sets and qualifications. We look forward to assisting you in pursuing your goals and objectives.

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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

PMI Southern Maryland Chapter welcomes proposals from 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 events provide Professional Development Units (PDUs) so attendees can maintain their certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.

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