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.

Fall 2014 Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Preparation Workshop

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The Fall 2014 PMP Test Prep Workshop 

The Upstate New York Chapter of the PMI registration is now open for its popular PMP Exam Prep Class for the Fall, 2014 semester.

WHEN: Thursdays beginning September 11, 2014 and ending December 11, 2014 (no class on Thursday, November 27, 2014)

TIME: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. A schedule of class topics and instructors will be available at the first class.

WHERE: NTT Data (formerly know as Keane, Inc.) has graciously agreed to hold our sessions. Located at 18 Corporate Woods Blvd., Second Floor, Albany, NY, 12311.

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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 Organization Structure


PMI UNY Organization 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.

October 2014 Dinner Meeting

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October 2014 Dinner Meeting 


PMI defines a project as a “temporary group activity designed to produce a unique product, service or result.” A missing aspect of this definition is a project always involves change. Managing change is a key success factor, some may argue THE key success factor to project success. Jennifer Austin has managed multiple large acquisitions for 3M Corporation. During this session Jennifer will discuss the tools and processes she has used to successfully integrate thriving organizations. Jennifer will explore the factors that deliver success, such as:

  • Communications Management
  • The Benefits of Cross Functional Teams
  • Using Six Sigma to deliver desired outcomes

Presenter:  Jennifer Austin

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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

2)         Program Director for Lunch n Learn

3)         Program Director for Career Fair

4)         Program Director for Revenue

5)         Program Director for Registrations


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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