Welcome to the PMI Upstate New York Chapter

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The PMI Upstate New York Chapter is a forum promoting the principles of the PMI through networking with other project managers, sharing project experiences, providing and receiving training and supporting Project Management leaders in their certification efforts.

UNY-PMI membership is comprised of about 500+ professionals from dozens of companies and a wide variety of industries. The diversity of the UNY Chapter provides an environment for learning about all aspects of project management and networking across industries.

We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (September through November and January through May) at The Desmond Hotel in Colonie (see directions). Meetings are open to both members and guests - if you are joining us as a guest, information regarding membership benefits can be found on our How to Join page. For a sample of what monthly meetings are, visit our events page.

Also, by attending the monthly chapter meetings, attendees have the opportunity to earn 1 PDU towards maintaining their PMP Certification.

2015 Elections for UNY-PMI BOD

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2015 Elections for UNY-PMI BOD


The positions on the UNY-PMI Board of Directors are open effective June 1, 2015 as the two year terms of the incumbents are expiring (with the exception of the President). The terms for these openings are June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for current members to become more active in the governance of the PMI-UNY chapter. 


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“CNSE Tour” PMI UNY March 2015 Special Event!

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  PMIUNY’S Event Planning Committee is pleased to announce our next Special Event!

Where:           SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

                        257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY


When:            Tuesday, March 31, 2015

                       Arrival between 5:30 and 6:00pm, Tour will start promptly at 6pm


Who:              PMI Members, Guests and Colleagues – Open to All!


Cost:              $25/per person

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April 2015 Dinner Meeting

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April 15, 2015

Lessons Learned - Leveraging Your Team’s Feedback

In many organizations today, we often hear of Project Managers following the best practices associated with project management process which includes the use of the lessons learned activity.  Depending on the methodology used, Agile or Waterfall, the lessons learned activities may come at the end of a phase or sprint (Agile) or after the end product/result has been delivered (Waterfall).  Either way,  the lessons learned is a tool that can be utilized outside of the project team. This session will explore the many potential uses for these data gleaned from the project team.

Many organizations have the lessons learned activity included in the internal project management framework and process.  However, very few organizations use the tool and even fewer organizations know how the results of this activity can be leveraged in other parts of the organization for more meaningful risk management planning, budget assessments, infrastructure planning and corporate strategy efforts for the 3 and 5 year plans.

Mary Beth will discuss how to utilize the results from the standard  lessons learned process in the financial planning efforts for the PMO and the organization overall.  

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PMI UNY Volunteers

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Volunteers play a key role in making the chapter programs a great success. 


Please visit our PMI UNY committees’ page to explore various ways to get involved. 


Please click on the following link to view the PMI UNY Organizational Structure


PMI UNY Organizational Structure


If you are interested in the program director opportunities, please visit the following page to apply: PMI UNY Program Director Positions 


Please contact our Program Director for Volunteers, Sandy Costanzo, PMP for more information on volunteer opportunities and associated PDUs.

PMI UNY Program Director Positions

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PMI UNY is currently looking to fill several open Program Director positions with the chapter. The terms for these openings are June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.


This is an excellent opportunity for current chapter members to contribute to the local Project Management community and earn valuable PDUs.


Eligibility, Responsibilities, & PDUs 

Program Directors will receive 10 PDUs for serving in the Position. The Program Director positions currenty open are as follows: 


1)         Program Director for PDD Administration

2)         Program Director for PDD Publicity

3)         Program Director for PDD Registrations

4)         Program Director for Revenue


All current PMI UNY members are eligible to apply for these appointed Program Director positions. The benefits and the position descriptions for these open positions are attached.


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eLearning Opportunities

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New Member Offering!!!

Velociteach has extended PMIUNY members a 25% discount on their 3-day PMP boot camps.

This should be a perfect pairing with the chapter's PMP Prep class.

Velociteach says:

Our 3-Day PMP® Exam Prep Course is comprehensive, accelerated, and focused on a single goal: Equip students with the knowledge and techniques they need to pass PMI’s Project Management Professional certification exam. With three days of intense focus and all the necessary live instruction, materials and post-class support you need to pass, you’ll have everything required for success.

With our first-in-the-industry guarantee, if you take this course and do not pass the exam after three attempts within a year of completing the course, your tuition is 100% free.

Login and visit the ProfDev tab at the top of this page to get the Velociteach promo code and see our full list of discounted eLearning opportunities.

Please let Rebecca Myer, Program Director e-Learning know if there are eLearning opportunities you'd like the chapter to look into. Our plan is to maintain a list of 3 or 4 vendors at any time. We will roll vendors on/off based on your feedback and participation.