The Oregon Project Management Advisory Board (OPMAB) is a volunteer board promoting professional project and program management as a standard discipline and best business model for state and local government, following the tenets of project and program management as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). To this end, the board collaborates with DAS to provide information and training, including administration of the state's project management certification program. DAS is currently offering training available to all state and local government employees.
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We currently have vacancies for additional board members for the Oregon Project Management Advisory Board (OPMAB).
Whats in it for you?
- Excellent networking opportunities.
- Strengthen your public speaking and leadership skills.
- Help Oregon state government with the direction of project, program, and portfolio management for all state employees.
- Help bring new training opportunities to state employees.
- Professional Development Units (PDUs) are available for national certifications.
To be considered for board membership, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a current full-time state employee.
- Be able to commit up to 4-5 hours per month to attend meetings, events, or work on assigned deliverables from the work plan.
- Be in one of the following job classifications and project management is 50% or more of your job duties (Note: we will consider other job classifications for positions with project management job duties being 50% or more):
- Project Manager 1, 2, or 3
- Operations Policy Analyst 3 or 4
- Information Systems Specialist 5, 6, 7, or 8
- Other Job Classification with Project Management responsibilities
- Have approval from your manager to participate.
Doug Peterson, Vice Chair
The Project Manager User Group is held every two months, and aims to provide a forum for State project managers and business analysts to meet colleagues from other agencies, to share experiences and best practices, and to hear about new state-wide initiatives and polices. If you have suggestions for topics you would like to be covered, or if you would like to present, please reach out to Doug Peterson at email@example.com or 503-945-5208.
We are currently delivering these sessions virtually to make these groups more engaging and useful for remote participants.
Past Session Materials
MS Office 365 January 2021 Presentation
Upcoming PMUG Sessions
March 17, 2021 | Topic TBA
May 19, 2021 | Topic TBA
July 21, 2021 | Topic TBA
September 22, 2021 | Topic TBA
November 17, 2021 | Topic TBA
If we are in a position to hold in-person meetings, they will be held in Room 160, Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem. The option to participate remotely via Microsoft Teams is available for all meetings.
The Oregon Project Management Advisory Board has an Ambassador program for OPMCP graduates. The Ambassador program offers opporutnities over a six-month term for a recent OPMCP graduate to learn more about the Board's goals, initiatives, projects, and acquire hands-on expereince managing one of the Board's initiatives. The candidate will also gain further understanding of the state's project management and project oversight processes, and benefit from directly applying the project management skills and practices gained through the OPMCP. Only one ambassador will be selected from each cohort.
Whats in it for you?
- Grow your awareness of what the OPMAB does to promote and enhance Project Management throughout Oregon
- Collaborate with Board members on developing new initiatives
- Help Oregon state government with the direction of project, program, and portfolio management for all state employees
- Enhance your state-wide project management network
- Professional Development Units (PDUs) supporting your PMP certification
To be considered for ambassadorship, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be currently enrolled in an OPMCP cohort, and successfully complete the program by the cohort's target graduation date.
- Be able to commit approximately 16 hours per month (following completion of your OPMCP training) to attend meetings, events, or manage assigned OPMAB work plan initiatives.
- Have your manager's endorsement to participate.
Please complete the application form
at least 30 days prior to your cohort graduation. Candidates will be assessed based on the strength of their application, Project Management experience, manager endorsement, and successful completion of the OPMCP.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Doug Peterson, Vice Chair