Community Outreach team
This team provides chapter members with the opportunity to serve our local community, practice our skills and demonstrate tangible results through applying project management processes for one of the many non-profit organizations in our area.
For questions or comments, please contact Outreach@fwpmi.org for more information.
FWPMI to order lunch for families at the Ronald McDonald House on May 24th
The Ronald McDonald House has asked all meal volunteer organizations to "Stay In and Stay Safe" so instead of preparing and serving lunch on May 24th, the FWPMI Chapter will be ordering meals for the families to be delivered from a local restaurant. We are glad that our Chapter can still support these families who are far from home caring for their seriously ill children and look forward to a date in the future when we can return in person.
All Special Olympics events have been canceled through May 31, 2020. We will stay in contact with Special Olympics to determine a future event the FWPMI Chapter can volunteer for.
Using PM Skills to Give Back!
The FWPMI chapter participated in the Dallas Givecamp for the first time. 12 PMs participated and collectively volunteered 342 hours across the event! There were about 40 PMs in all, which was the largest number of PMs that have participated in this event! The PMs were matched to a team by experience and the FW chapter was represented on 7 of the teams.
Prior to the weekend development event, the PMs also attended a Boot Camp on August 28th and a Kickoff on October 1. PMs were assigned to teams that included a charity representative, Business Analyst, User Experience specialist, and Web Developer(s). Several of the PMs also met with their teams, including the nonprofits that they were working with ahead of time to nail down the scope and requirements for the project they would develop and complete during the event weekend.
Each team worked together throughout the event weekend (October 11-13, 2019), from 5:30 pm Friday to 4:00 pm Sunday, with overnight breaks. Many of the teams developed or updated websites, and others added new functionality (like online payment acceptance, an online store, or online calendar and forms) to websites, or developed mobile apps. They completed all of this work in one weekend and worked around a web hosting outage that lasted for several hours. PMs were responsible for making sure that the team focused on their must have requirements, escalated technical issues, put presentations together (including before and after images of the work that was done), and provided documentation to ensure the charity rep could maintain and support the delivered functionality.
The PMs from the FWPMI chapter all had a great time and enjoyed using their skills to give back and help their assigned charity. Several said that they can’t wait to participate again next year. For more information about Dallas Givecamp, go to dallasgivecamp.org. To see this year’s presentation of all of the teams’ and their accomplishments, click here. FWPMI chapter members were on the following teams: Ilooklikelove, Dallas Jewish Historical Society, SPCA of Texas, Fostering Life, Dallas Police Retired Officers Association, The Main Place, and Girls Rock Dallas.
Be sure to watch the FWPMI Chapter's Community Outreach page for information on how to participate in 2020.