Message from Your SOC President


PMI Southern Ontario Chapter is pleased to announce an exciting event coming this fall. The Special Events committee is working on the preparations for a new project management symposium: “Innovation and Leadership in Project Management“. Look for upcoming details for this event to be held in Toronto this fall. This value-packed event will offer learning and networking opportunities offering insightful leaders and industry experts delivering keynote addresses and facilitating breakout sessions, a panel discussion and our popular interactive world café forum.

SOC Communities – PMO and Healthcare Branches had a very successful sold out joint event on April 8th, 2014 – “The Transforming Health Care in Canada through Digital Health: The Role of PMO Best Practices”. We thank the attendees for supporting Healthcare and PMO Branch and speakers – Lise Lefaive & Brent McGaw on showing us their approach to becoming the best PMO in 2013 and achieving the 2013 PMI Best PMO award. Parveen Nath and Farrah Rayahi

PMI is launching the Professional in Business Analysis (PBA) certification on May 12 and we are very excited to announce the formation of the very first Business Analysis community within a PMI Chapter! PMI has recently communicated they are expanding their offerings in Requirements Management which includes a new certification in Business Analysis and plans for both a Business Analysis Practice Guide as well as a Practice Standard in Requirements Analysis. The PMI-SOC Business Analysis community will foster collaboration and serve as the place to be in regards to this exciting and growing area.

Follow us on Twitter PMISOC_BAs or email us at Our Volunteer Opinion survey was filled out by 49 volunteers – a record number. A number of improvements are still required and the Board will analyze the results of the survey at the May SOC Board meeting. One of the most encouraging results of the survey is that a lot more of our 10+ years volunteers are continuing to be involved with the Chapter, and we would like to thank them and all the rest of our volunteers. The combined chapter knowledge these volunteers have is therefore staying within the chapter and this is excellent news, indeed.

Our Volunteer Recognition Awards Nomination process is now open and we have already received – again a record number of nominations in the first two weeks. We are organizing a great Volunteer Recognition Event, which will be held on May 23rd at the Crooked Cue Bar and Grill on Bloor. This year, we are opening this amazing celebration of our volunteer efforts to ALL Chapter members and their spouses. Join us on May 23rd and find out how great it is to be involved with the Chapter projects and meet our volunteers!

For more details, visit our PMI-SOC website.

Felix Moshkovich, PMP, CMC
PMI-SOC President

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