FWPMI 10th Annual Career Fair

The tenth annual career fair was a great success! Attendees were able to get interview, resume counseling, and LinkedIn profile tips from TEKsystems. They were also able to sit for professional portraits with LeeF Photography; meet with representatives from BNSF, Alcon, Apex, Texas Wesleyan University, and Balanced Scorecard Institute (PMP Training); and learn more information about the FWPMI chapter. Be sure to watch for information about next year’s career fair on the chapter website, in the newsletter, and on social media.


New FWPMI Chapter Website

Rich Shriver, PMP is the FWPMI Chapter’s Director of Technology.  He presented a demo at the August dinner meeting on the chapter’s new website, which should debut this fall.  As mentioned earlier this year, one of the chapter’s 2019 Strategic Objectives was to roll out a new or improved website to chapter members.  After some research, the FWPMI chapter entered into a partnership with MG2 Media from Montreal Quebec, Canada.  They created a website for their own PMI chapter and were later approached to build something similar for local chapters in Canada.  PMI then asked them to work with other chapters and they host the PMI.org website.   The FWPMI chapter was introduced to them at the Region 6 Leadership meeting this April in Austin. 


The attendees at the August dinner meeting got a sneak peak of the new website and they seemed  to really like it.   Rich talked about the new calendar view and some of the features associated with this.  He also mentioned there is a templated approach to the pages so that everything is standardized.  You will notice consistent navigation across the top as well.  One feature that everyone was really excited about is that the new website will have single sign on access with PMI.org.  There will also be alerts for notifications that are tied to events.  Rich also demoed on his phone that the website uses responsive technology so that the response times and look are appropriate for each device (laptop, tablet, phone, etc.) that members may choose to use to access the website.   It was also mentioned that you will no longer have to use pay pal to pay by credit card.      

Rich mentioned that the next step will be to do reload the data in the staging environment and then there will be a 2 week beta test on the site. He asked for some volunteers at the meeting.  He is going to hold a conference call with this group and then they will test and “attempt to break” the site. Training will also be held with the chapter’s Communications team.  Once the testing and training are complete, Rich will then recommend a date for the go live.  Be sure to watch for the new look and feel in the upcoming weeks by going to www.fwpmi.org.