President's Newsletter - September 2018

Fellow Chapter Members,
Warm welcome to the new members, volunteer leaders and greetings to all PMISV Chapter members. In the Month of September we had a very successful Active Volunteer team building event at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.
We are encouraged by the number of confirmed participants to date for the PMISV Annual Symposium -- Theme ‘Strategic Leadership for Enterprise Agility’. The registration is open and will be closing soon. We encourage you to register since we do not accept at-the-door registration.
Save the date for Symposium October 22 and 23, 2018.
The registration link for participants is open at the PMISV Board of Directors seek your help to register and make the event a great success. Chapter members from other PMI Chapters can register at PMISV Chapter member price. If you are a student or a veteran, please email to get the instructions to register.
Active Volunteer Leaders :Save the date for Active Volunteer Leaders workshop on SAFe, Saturday Nov 3, 2018
We are pleased to inform you that the Chapter will be offering the first PgMP boot camp for PgMP certification in the month of December. Please visit for details.
This Month, I am happy to bring to you the volunteer experiences from our PMISV Fremont and Foster City event Directors.
Anju Saksena – PMISV Fremont Event Director:
Many of you have taken advantage of the resources the Chapter offers and as PM Insight-Fremont Event Director I am pleased to share that attendance for PM Insight-Fremont has gone up from the last year. Our volunteer team has also increased. So we are glad to take this opportunity in the Presidents Newsletter, to thank our membership and volunteers for their continued participation in making this event a success. Our new location has proven successful with attendees from both organizations participating actively in discussions and round-tables with speakers. PM Insight strives to keep members current with the latest in project, program and portfolio management methodologies that gives its members the edge to learn, adopt, adapt and get ahead of the competition.
PM Insight Fremont invites speakers that educate in the different areas of PMI’s Talent Triangle as we strive to make PM Insight-Fremont your resource for a well-rounded offering of PDU’s across the Talent Triangle. Our invited speakers are from the field that they present in so come on in and hear it from real practitioners who are also highly respected in their respective fields. In 2018 we brought you topics in the Business and Strategic Management Category such as Blockchain and IoT; in Technical Management Category topics included Organization Change Management, Scaled Agile; and in the Leadership Category topics include Agile Leadership, Cultivating an Agile Mindset and Meeting Facilitation.
Up ahead in the 4thQtr. 2018 PM Insight-Fremont is pleased to continue to support our membership by offering talks in the different categories of PMI Talent Triangle. So come on in and network with your peers and earn those last minute PDU’s in Leadership category by attendingMeeting Facilitationin September andCultivating an Agile Mindsetin December. In November earn PDU’s in Business and Strategic Management by participating in our Nov eventTrends in Angel Investing: CannabisTech.
In 2019 we promise you another exciting year guaranteed to bring you the latest and greatest in Project Management. So come on in, meet your peers in social networking, earn PDUs and join in with our highly interactive speaker presentations. Remember PM Insight-Fremont meets first Wed of each month unless there is a holiday! We look forward to seeing you on a Wed evening at PM Insight-Fremont!
Eugene Chen PMISV Foster City Event Director about the July event:
Software Is Eating the World, but AI Is Going to Eat Software", said by Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Today machine learning and data science is impacting everyone's job at every corner. Project Management is no exception. On July 24th, PMI SV invited Mr. Andrey Baskov, CEO and founder of, to come to our Foster City Insights meeting, and shared his knowledge and experience with our members. Andrey kindly shared his vast experience in applying the state-of-the-art data science to project management, and helping organizations to achieve better estimate of project schedule, and even recommending a better team structure for a particular project. Andrey also shared his experience with various software products in the market which helps project managers to do a better job. This is just one of the examples of the unique learning opportunities at PMI SV Insights meetings. To be an effective and productive project manager, every PMI SV member should not miss these great opportunities!
We are constantly looking for fresh graduates / students join the Chapter Next Gen Leadership program. If you have ideas or would like to part of the Next Gen Leadership Program please contact me at
Please encourage veterans and active-duty personnel in your network to take advantage of the opportunity to register for the Chapter evening events at no cost. To make this more effective, we are looking for a Veteran to lead this opportunity. Please drop an email to
We continue to see improved attendance at our Chapter events in 2018. Thank You for all the volunteers who are constantly striving hard to put up events that provide value to our members and Project Management community in the Bay Area.
I encourage all Chapter Members who wish to be a Chapter Leader to apply to enroll in the Leadership program and take advantage of the resources. If you are interested, please send an email to
I encourage all Chapter Active Volunteers to actively consider nomination for the Board for 2019. If you are interested please feel free to reach out to me at
I would also like to take this opportunity to request you to join us at our Chapter Events and encourage your Project Management friends to join the Chapter and volunteer.
We are constantly looking for new volunteer leaders and encourage you to submit your application under the “Get Involved” tab on our website’s home page, once you’ve logged in. 
I hope to see you at a Chapter event soon! Volunteer with Passion. Happy Volunteering!
Bhanu M Viswanadha PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, SASM
President PMI Silicon Valley Chapter
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