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Update to PMI Membership Process

You will be aware that PMI global have made changes to the membership process recently. There have been some technical issues that have accompanied this rollout.


PMI advise the following issues have now been resolved:

  • Members can renew their individual PMI Memberships and Chapter Memberships at the same time again. Chapter membership will now be added to cart automatically during renewals. (excluding Student Memberships) – refer to attachment ‘Renew’
  • Upon check-out, individuals purchasing PMI Membership are invited to join a PMI Chapter and are given three local Chapters, based on their location. – refer to attachment ‘ Suggestions’

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Chapter membership will now be added to the cart directly, rather than taking customers out of the cart experience.

  • When organizations purchase student chapter memberships in bulk, they are now charged the appropriate student member pricing.
  • We can more easily process refunds on an item members purchased with their auto-renew membership orders. 

Changes to PMI Membership Processes

We would like to inform you of the recent developments to Chapter membership on Auto-renewal and the purchasing restrictions that come along with it:

  1. Chapter Membership Auto Renewal Changes
  • Similar to a PMI Membership, when you complete a Chapter Membership purchase, your Chapter Membership will now be automatically opted-in for auto renew.
  • If you are a current PMI Member (and enrolled in auto renew), and you complete a purchase for a new Chapter Membership, then the Chapter Membership will automatically be enrolled in auto renew.
  • Your Chapter Membership will move onto the same cycle as your existing PMI Membership renewal cycle.
  • If you wish to opt out of the Chapter auto renewal post-purchase, you must opt out in your myPMI profile. Please be advised that opting out of Chapter Membership auto renew will cancel auto renew for Chapter Membership only.
  • Opting out of auto renew for PMI Membership will cancel auto renew for both your Chapter Membership and PMI Membership.
  • Please note that Student and Retiree PMI Memberships require manual renewal. Auto renew is not an option.
  • If you opt-out of auto renew for your PMI Membership and later return to renew manually, the system should NOT automatically opt you in for auto renew going forward. You will not be required to save your payment details to complete checkout.
  • Existing Chapter Memberships and PMI Memberships will continue to auto renew in USD only (until December 2020).
  1. Chapter Membership Purchase Restrictions

To prevent purchasing a Chapter Membership twice or purchasing a Chapter Membership for an undesired short duration, there are new rules to restrict Chapter Membership purchases and improve the Chapter Membership experience.

    • When you attempt to purchase or renew a Chapter Membership you will be restricted from purchasing/renewing a Chapter Membership if you do not hold an active PMI Membership and/or do not have a Membership product in your Cart.
    • If you are a PMI Member who is eligible for renewal (i.e. in last 3 months of your current membership), you must have a PMI Membership renewal product in the Cart in order to purchase any Chapter Membership.
    • If you purchase a Chapter Membership after purchasing a PMI Membership, its renewal cycle will automatically align to the PMI Membership auto renewal cycle.

Please let us know if you’ve further questions on these enhancements.

Extended Deadline for Nominations for Project Management Awards

Over the past two days we have received a flurry of nominations with the closing date due today. We have also had contact from multiple businesses who would have liked to submit a nomination but with recent pressures due to Covid restrictions and lockdowns impacting their operations, have been unable to find the time to complete the nomination.
 
The intention of the awards was to highlight and celebrate the hard work done by companies and their staff in project management in 2020, which for most has been a tough year. As such we want to highlight and help profile those who have managed to achieve despite this adversity. We also do not want to add further to the stress of those companies who would like to submit a nomination but do not have the time or resources to complete it in time

As such we have decided to extend the nomination closing date until the 30th of October, with the Award ceremony being delayed until the 10th of December to give those companies who need more time, the extra time they need
 
For those of you who have already submitted a nomination, we do not want you to feel disadvantaged so please contact us if you would like to amend or add to your submission. 
 
We will start profiling those nominations which we have received shortly so the sooner the nominations can be received the more publicity you can leverage for your companies
 
If you still wish to submit a nomination, we would welcome your submission. All criteria and links to the forms are in the info packs you received and also on the PMINZ website:
 

First Ever NZ AUS Combined Virtual Conference - A Brave New World!

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It is with pleasure that we present the 2020 Australia New Zealand Virtual Project Management Conference, from October 19th -22nd

2020 has been a year full of the obvious challenges. We started planning  for an Australasian conference in Christchurch, New Zealand and decided on our ‘Brave New World’ theme before the Covid 19 pandemic started to bite. The team had to rapidly change direction with our planning and we are confident our newly minted Virtual Conference will provide you with just as many highlights as the regular ‘in person’ conference would have!

The organising committee have assembled a stunning selection of keynote speakers, panels, masterclasses and entertainers. With the help of a passionate team of volunteers and the incredibly versatile Greg Ward, our ‘tamed’ MC, we’re looking forward to hosting something truly memorable this year.

Check out the Conference Website to Register and to View the Speakers and Programme in Full

https://www.pmiaustraliaconference.org.au/

2020 PMINZ Board of Directors Elections

 

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  • Call for nominations

  • Key dates

  • Candidate criteria

  • Nominations information pack

  • Submitting a nomination

  • Elections and Nominations Committee

 

Call for nominations

The 2020 Nominations Committee is calling for the nomination of candidates to join the PMINZ Board of Directors.

If you are considering becoming a candidate, please review the job description for the PMINZ Board of Directors role and nomination documents in the nominations pack.

 

Key dates

Call for nominations open

Wednesday 30 Sepember 2020

Call for nominations close

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Voting Opens

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Voting Closes

Wednesday 9 December 2020

 

Candidate Criteria 

Candidates ideally should have a background in, experience or sound knowledge of some of the seven criteria listed below. There may be other examples in addition to those listed. 

  • PROJECT, PROGRAM OR PORTFOLIO MANAGER EXPERIENCE - For example: The candidate is a subject matter expert and able to significantly participate in market perspective discussions that will contribute to strategy formation.
  • KNOWLEDGE OF PMI\PMINZ FUNCTIONING - For example: Good understanding of PMINZ’s current strategy (mission, objectives and goals), governance structure, organization, programs, products and services, which can be achieved through volunteering exposure, corporate council, or other ways of collaboration with PMINZ.
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING EXPERIENCE - For example: Professional development focused on strategic planning (courses, seminars, etc.); devised and/or contributed to strategies and policies ensuring that an organization met its goals; worked in a strategy function; or experience in a project portfolio management role.
  • SENIOR MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE - For example: Senior management position in a corporation, non- profit and/or academic institution; managing teams; responsible of day to day activities; understands and can articulate the big picture and key drivers of an organization; establishing performance targets.
  • BOARD/GOVERNANCE EXPERIENCE - For example: Strategic dialogue and decision-making; fiduciary oversight; good governance practices; dealing with CEO matters; succession planning.
  • FINANCIAL LITERACY - For example: Good understanding of key financial concepts (balance sheet, profit and loss, forecasts, etc.) and financial reports, or experience in tying financial statements to programs and strategy for a comprehensive view.
  • VOLUNTEER/LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE - For example: The understanding and appreciation of working in a collaborative, collegial, respectful, and productive way with people having diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Note: The Elections and Nominating Committee Policy Section 10.0 stipulates that the Elections and Nominating Committee will use these seven criteria to assess candidates. 

See either the Candidate Nomination Acceptance & Eligibility Form or the Elections and Nominating Committee Policy for some examples of skills and experience related to the seven criteria above.

 

Nominations information pack

The downloadable 2020 Nominations Information Pack.zip file (see next section) includes the following documents to complete, job descriptions to refer to and policies to be aware of:

Documents to complete

1.     Candidate Nomination Form

2.     Candidate Nomination Acceptance & Eligibility Form

3.     Candidate Profile and Election Statement

Job descriptions

1.     Member of the Board of Directors

Policies 

 

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 PMINZ_Board_of_Directors_2020_Pack.zip

 

Submitting a nomination

  • Download the 2020 Nominations Information Pack.zip file
  • Send the following items to the Elections and Nominating Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 28 October 2020, 5 PM:

Candidate Checklist 

1.     Candidate Nomination Form completed, signed and dated by the nominator. 

2.     Candidate Nomination Acceptance & Eligibility Form (this form) completed, signed and dated. 

3.     Candidate Profile and Election Statement completed. 

4.     A heads and shoulders colour digital photo in jpeg format. 

5.     A copy of the candidate’s current CV in either pdf or Word format is included. 


Elections and Nominating Committee

The Elections and Nominating Committee was appointed by the PMINZ Board in accordance with the PMINZ Constitution.

The 2020 Elections and Nominating Committee members are:

  • Vicki Taylor (Convenor)
  • Greg Dick
  • Toni Iaseto, PMINZ Fellow

If you have any questions or require further information about serving on the PMINZ Board of Directors, then please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Iain Fraser appointed PM World Global Advisor  

PMI Fellow and Former Chair named honorary PMWJ advisor in New Zealand

Iain Fraser

17 September 2020 – Dallas, TX, USA – PM World has announced the appointment of Iain Fraser as an honorary global advisor for the PM World Journal and Library. A former CEO, Iain is an independent consultant, speaker and trainer based in New Zealand. He is a former Chair of the PMI Board of Directors and served 6 years on the global board.

Iain Fraser, Dip PPC, PMP, MoP, P3M3, PMI Fellow, Fellow PMINZ has over 30 years of global business, portfolio, program of work, project, and EPMO leadership experience. This from a variety of sectors such as oil & gas, telecommunications, power, banking, defence, government and technology. He is globally known for his expertise and in-sights on leveraging business value from project-based management for strategic advantage.

Considered a thought-leader by his peers, Iain has been featured on live radio, video and podcasts and has been quoted in The Times and The Telegraph of the UK.He is the author of the top-selling business book ‘The Business of Portfolio Management— Boosting Organizational Value’ (PMI, 2017) and co-author of ‘The Business of People: Leadership for the Changing World’ (Routledge, 2019) with Madeleine Taylor as well as other publications. More at www.jacobite.co.nz

To learn more, visit his advisor profile at https://pmworldlibrary.net/iain-fraser/

According to PMWJ editor David Pells, “I’ve known Iain for more than 20 years, consider him a friend and colleague, and highly respect his knowledge and experience in the PM world.  Speaking of the world, Iain is truly a global citizen. Born in Scotland and living in New Zealand, he has traveled the world as PMI Chair, speaker at events, and consulting with international corporations. We are honored to have him as a global advisor.”

Iain Fraser stated, “I have followed the PM World Journal and David Pells’ activities for many years, and greatly respect them both. Contents of the journal bridge theory and practice; it’s a very useful and important resource. I am delighted and honored to join the respected advisory group of leaders that David has assembled.”

Pells added, “Iain has also been a contributor to the journal, currently authoring a series of articles based on his excellent 2017 book ‘The Business of Portfolio Management – Boosting Organizational Value’. His global experience and knowledge about project, program and portfolio management should be very useful for us, and for our readers.”

PM World engages with recognized current and former industry and professional leaders in various countries to support the organization’s dual missions of advancing knowledge sharing and continuous learning related to modern portfolio, program, and project management.  To see the current team of honorary global advisors, visit https://pmworldlibrary.net/team/global-advisors-pm-profession/

Registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and indexed by EBSCO, the PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and other works about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced and maintained by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program, and project management.  To see the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.com  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net

ars, consider him a friend and colleague, and highly respect his knowledge and experience in the PM world.  Speaking of the world, Iain is truly a global citizen. Born in Scotland and living in New Zealand, he has traveled the world as PMI Chair, speaker at events, and consulting with international corporations. We are honored to have him as a global advisor.”

Iain Fraser stated, “I have followed the PM World Journal and David Pells’ activities for many years, and greatly respect them both. Contents of the journal bridge theory and practice; it’s a very useful and important resource. I am delighted and honored to join the respected advisory group of leaders that David has assembled.”

Pells added, “Iain has also been a contributor to the journal, currently authoring a series of articles based on his excellent 2017 book ‘The Business of Portfolio Management – Boosting Organizational Value’. His global experience and knowledge about project, program and portfolio management should be very useful for us, and for our readers.”

PM World engages with recognized current and former industry and professional leaders in various countries to support the organization’s dual missions of advancing knowledge sharing and continuous learning related to modern portfolio, program, and project management.  To see the current team of honorary global advisors, visit https://pmworldlibrary.net/team/global-advisors-pm-profession/

Registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and indexed by EBSCO, the PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and other works about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced and maintained by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program, and project management.  To see the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.com  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net

Ballot closing soon on amended Constitution

The electronic ballot on the proposed amended constitution closes at midnight on Sunday 20th September! If you haven't already voted please take some time to cast your vote before Sunday. A reminder is due to be sent to all members on 16th September. Members will have received the invitation to vote by electronic ballot, including links to the relevant documents and the two explanatory emails sent earlier. 
 

Ballot open on amended Constitution

The electronic ballot on the proposed amended constitution has opened! Members will have received the invitation to vote by electronic ballot, including links to the relevant documents and the two explanatory emails sent earlier. The closing date to cast your vote is 20th of September so put some time in your diaries to remind yourself of the amendments and case your vote

Welcome Sharyn, PMINZ General Manager

Welcome to Sharyn Hight, PMINZ's new General Manager. Sharyn is transitioning into the role with the help of Terina, who finishes with us at the end of June.

Sharyn comes to us from Lattitude Gloabl Volunteering, a youth development organisation providing gap year and international volunteering placements for young New Zealanders. Take a look at her Linkedin profile.

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