Volunteers are our life & blood

Welcome to the first episode of PM Coffee Talk – with your host Rahila Vayani. This episode is about our Volunteers, Fort Worth PMI’s lifeblood. A bit of history, PMI is, was, and always will be about volunteers.  Volunteerism is so important to PMI that it is a Core Value of the organization.  When you volunteer, you not only enrich your membership experience and earn PDUs, you expand your professional network, knowledge, and hone your leadership skills. Check out this episode at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC5OQqP1yQM

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Ultimate PMP Exam Prep Course


The Ultimate PMP® Exam Prep Course prepares anyone interested in becoming a certified Project Management Professional® for PMI’s certification exam. This 5-day Ultimate PMP® Exam Prep class will provide a formal certificate of completion to fully satisfy PMI’s 35 contact hour requirement. Students are responsible for providing their own copy of the 6th edition of the PMBOK® Guide.

Class Date and Time:


Program includes:

  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • 35 PDU’s or Contact hours – a formal Certificate of Completion will be provided
  • Exam application assistance
  • Continued support after class
  • Exam simulator to practice and learn with answers, page number and paragraph noted
  • Best learning processes available, not just read and memorize

Comprehensive Study Material:

True Solutions Inc. (TSI) Ultimate PMP® Exam Prep Course prepares students by developing all the knowledge competencies they need to comprehend PMI’s best practices and apply the methodology to everyday work responsibilities. By following the workbook from start-to-finish, students will master all the knowledge-based material needed to enhance work performance.
Student Pass Rate: TSI has experienced a very high pass rate on the first attempt after taking this training class. We are confident that our students will successfully retain the knowledge and skills outlined in this course and pass their PMP® or CAPM® Exam.
Learning materials include:

  • 591-page Ultimate PMP® Prep workbook (unique, better than any other prep book)
  • Seven Full Color 18″ x 24″ Wall Posters (only offered by TSI)
  • 500 Flash Cards (best in the business)
  • Online PMP® Exam Simulator Software

Teaching Style:

TSI uses the most effective adult learning conventions to ensure students learn and understand the material.

  • Information is presented in small portions. Students will not be forced to labor with large blocks of complicated material.
  • Personal experience exercises are incorporated. This helps students better understand how the information is applied in real-world project environments.
  • Writing and recitation exercises are part of the course. Writing down and reading the material aloud provides additional dimensions to learning synthesis.
  • The learning material is presented in a task-oriented fashion. This helps students better understand how the information is applied in real-world project environments.
  • The learning material is presented in the logical sequence of an actual project life-cycle (what to do when). This helps students better understand the intended application flow of individual processes.



Registered Company Coordinators

The Registered Company Coordinator Program (RCC) is a channel into local companies and organizations.  It provides RCC opportunities to be an active part of the chapter and represent PMI to their colleagues within their company, while also promoting project management.  RCCs become the liaison between the chapter and their employer.  The RCC is in a unique position to provide a wealth of information about PMI, the FWPMI Chapter, PMI certifications, and opportunities for project management development to their peers.  Some RCCs hold company specific events, brown bag lunches or other opportunities to learn more about project mgmt.

Two of the chapter’s RCCs (BNSF Railway and Alcon) participated in this year's Career day in August. Thanks to Dohrman Wintermute (BNSF Railway, pictured on left) and Hyon-Chin Keoughan (Alcon), the respective RCCs who played a key role in getting their companies represented in this annual event.  They shared information about their companies to the Career Day participants and helped with efforts to draw and find talent for their companies. 

Brett Hadley  (on the extreme right in the picture to the right), the chapter’s Oncor RCC, recently represented PMI and the chapter at his company’s New Engineer Development Program World Café event. He had a phenomenal team of PMPs (Rhonda Upton & Rafic El Fakir) that helped provide information to their co-workers about project management, PMI certifications, the benefits of joining PMI, as well as opportunities for training and professional development within the Fort Worth chapter. 

The RCC team typically meets every few months before a chapter dinner meeting at the Texas Star.  The FWPMI chapter continues to welcome other local companies to be represented on the RCC program. If you or anyone whom you know are interested in becoming part of this program and team in 2020, please send a note of your interest along with the name of the local companyto rccprogram@fwpmi.org.  For more information, go to the RCC chapter webpage.