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SteveLundquistSteve Lundquist, PMP, PMI-ACP, M.Sc.

PMI New Hampshire Chapter President

October 2017

 

 
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Many of you may be surprised to see me fulfilling the role of president once again. Due to a series of events, I was asked to step into the role again, and because I haven't learned to say no yet, I accepted. I know in terms of voting and having a voice in the direction of the chapter, you may not have had the opportunity to make your preferences or voice heard with this appointment. Rest assured we did follow the Chapter By Laws, because we do want to make sure the chapter continues to function smoothly, and transitions happen as they have been in the past. My main goal in this term will be to continue guiding the chapter to best serve the members, and add as much value as possible to your membership.
 
I don't plan to institute any major changes or take the chapter in a radically different direction. We have been growing and functioning quite well for a long time, and we don't want to change that vector. However, as we are starting to transition from a medium size chapter to a large chapter, we need to be prepared for the challenges and opportunities that presents. In particular, I would like to formalize a 5 year strategic plan. I will be unveiling pieces of the plan as the board develops it, and of course, soliciting feedback and volunteers to help shepherd this plan to a living, breathing document that will guide the chapter for years to come.
 
As a look into what the chapter is working on right now, here are the strategic objectives as they currently stand:
 
 
 

Professional Development – Ensure project professionals are able to keep pace with emerging trends and changes in the field

Membership Development – acquiring, maintaining, and engaging our members through programs and benefits

Community Involvement – Support the chapter mission to engage the state community and promote the values of PMI

Chapter Success – Ensure the chapter is fostered and maintained as an ongoing institution

 

 

While some of these may seem somewhat intuitive, there are many components to each statement. For instance, under chapter success, we want to address the on-boarding, recruitment, and diversity of future board members. Right now it may appear from the outside that we have everything totally under control, and don't need anyone to step up, but according to our by laws, many of us will be term limited. This is a desirable thing, because new ideas get introduced this way, and new leaders of the chapter emerge. Of course, any officer that has left is always around for advice and mentoring.
 
Hopefully this little look under the hood of chapter operations will leave you with confidence that you belong to a quality organizations, and also motivate you to get involved. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, suggestions, or feedback you may have.

 

Sincerely,

Steve Lundquist, PMP, PMI-ACP, M.Sc.
President 2017-2018
PMI New Hampshire Chapter

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.