Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chapter Magazine


I joined PMI Colombo chapter at last :) after few friends pushed me so hard. :)!! True enough I have my plate full at this time.. But still I found some interest to join the Local PM community as I felt I could do something helpful for the PM professionals in SL via the chapter. So you will hear me whining about time more often now: D
Very first meeting was with few of the senior members of the chapter. They updated me with many things going on in the chapter such as education programs carried out by them, some initiatives to increase the number of certified Project managers in Sri Lanka and what really caught my attention was the concept of National PMO, Which I will not discuss here.
The Second meeting was more focused on how I should contribute to the chapter more actively.. there… I volunteered to get in to the publishing committee of the chapter and help them on the chapter web site and the new publications.
Ok now this is a good news for SL PMPs. I know all of you may not get an opportunity to publish your articles, case studies in PMI Network magazine. Simply because there are more than half a million members and credential holders in over 170 countries who may seek space in that. What we decided was to publish a local chapter magazine in order to provide that space for the SL PMPS who are willing to publish their articles, research work, case studies etc. This will be another channel for them to earn PDUs too. Initially this may be an e magazine.. I don’t know.. But the good thing is that I know we are definitely starting somewhere. The very first magazine may come up with few news columns and articles contributed by our known PMPs whom we can linked up with faster. Anyway all the SL PMPs can contribute to this chapter magazine and the articles will be selected and published by a committee. May be nothing much exiting to you yet.. But we need to have a start somewhere. Once we are organized I will publish an email address where other PMPs can contribute content to the magazine.

3 comments:

Saman on 7:49 AM said...

Wow!, It's nice to hear that you have joined to PMI Colombo chapter. Also your idea to start a chapter magazine is really an excellent idea. I have already suggested to revamp the Colombo chapter web site and sent a draft proposal some times ago. Actually my proposal was consist of online forum, member’s login, whitepapers, PMP exam related material download and many more features. Unfortunately, so far nothing happen except just changing the home page appearance. Now I’m willing to participate to the next committee meeting and actively involve with the marketing of PMI Colombo chapter. I hope you we will be able to do great job in near future.

Y said...

Yes, excellent idea. We need more activity by the Colombo Chapter, hope this turns into something fruitful!

Thushara Wijewardena, PMP, Certified Scrum Master on 10:03 PM said...

Oh I feel bad now.. I couldnt even be in touch with the comitee after that :-( I must call them :-)

 

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