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Upcoming Events


May 26 2020 Online Event

05-26-2020 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
$10 PMI SoMD members; $13 non-members

 Join Us for our May 26, 2020, Online Event

Registration Cut-off Date May 25 10 am

Topic: Overcoming Aversion to Risk Management

Speaker: Sandra Gwynn

Overview: Journey back in time to the Trojan War to confront the "Cassandra Syndrome" (people's aversion to considering risk), and discuss how risk management can improve projects today. Using examples from people in risky professions who embrace and even profit from risk management (astronaut, cave diver), we will look at how to motivate people to identify and manage risk.

Meeting Date and Time:

Tuesday, May 26, 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 

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


May 28 Book Club Event

05-28-2020 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, May 28, 7 pm - 8 pm

*Note: This book is not available in a Kindle version. Please factor in extended delivery times for books from Amazon.

Book of the Month for May 2020

Project Management Case Studies: Third Edition

By Harold R. Kerzner


Compiled by Harold Kerzner, the leading authority on project management, Project Management Case Studies, Third Edition presents the most comprehensive collection of project management case studies available today. Featuring more than 100 case studies, this essential book illustrates both successful implementation of project management by actual companies as well as the pitfalls to avoid in a variety of real-world situations.

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

Buy the book here:

Cost: $31.00 new for hardcover from Amazon; $8.94 used.


June 16 2020 Online Event

06-16-2020 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
$10 PMI SoMD members; $13 non-members

 Join Us for our June 16, 2020, Online Event

Registration Cut-off Date June 15, 10 am

Topic: Noisy Risk!

Speaker: Tim Dalhouse

Overview: We have probably all heard of and used the “Communication Model” which states that every communication involves a sender, a receiver, messages, and noise. But do we understand the sources of noise, how to proactively identify them and attempt to minimize their negative occurrence or impact on our projects? Doesn’t that sound a lot like risk management? Well, it is! To be successful on projects, we must manage communication noise as a risk threat and put strategies in place to avoid, mitigate, transfer or accept the noise in our communications. Together, let’s explore the various sources of noise risk on a typical project and learn how to tame this beast.

Meeting Date and Time:

Tuesday, May June 16, 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 

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 947
New Members This Year 75
PMP® Members 581
CAPM® Members 13
PgMP® Members 1
PMI-SP® Members 4
PMI-RMP® Members 11
PMI-ACP® Members 20
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 348
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 921
Student Members 21
Other Members 5
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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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

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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