PMI-DHC Judges Future Cities 2018 Competition! 

On  January 25th, 2018 PMI DHC and Toronto Chapter help judge student models. Madeleine Sanders (President, PMI- DHC) and Cheri Essner (VP Administration, PMI-DHC) evaluated the models and presented the awards.
How does the Future City program work?
Future City is open to kids in grades 6, 7, and 8 who are from the same school. Across Canada and the US, teams of middle school students work with educators and mentors to build a model city of the future.
Over four months, student teams design a virtual city using SimCity software; research and write a city essay addressing this year’s theme—The Age-Friendly City—and address the challenges in designing innovative solutions that can serve an urban area’s older population. 
Students will at that point be competing for a spot to showcase their ideas at an international competition!
Two Canadian teams one from our Durham Region will be going to the international finals in Washington, DC, in February.

Product Owner & Project Manager: Your Guide to a Dream Team 

The difference is simple: product owners deal with the what? and why? questions, while project managers deal with the how? and when?. The former concentrates on thinking about what to build, based on the capabilities of the team, which are the concern of the latter.

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Meet the Board 2018 Event Highlights

We had an entertaining evening at the Meet the Board event which was held on January 18th at The Vault-Gastropub in Whitby. Attendees learnt more about the PMI Durham Highlands Chapter from members of our board and about what being a board member is all about. 

We have 3 board positions coming up for election in 2018!  If one of your new years resolutions is to give back to the community, learn and work with other Project Managers in our DHC membership, learn more: Board of Director's Nomination.