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.

September 2015 Dinner Meeting

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September 16, 2015

People or Process: Which Has the Greater Effect on Project Success 

 

People or Process, as the name implies, looks directly at the role of people versus process in a project's success or failure. Process is a needed component of any project, but does not obviate the need to work with people. A project manager's ability to not only manage, but lead and inspire is often the dividing line between an initiative's success and failure. Unfortunately, the trend over the last fifteen years has been to focus on process and reduce project management to a checklist of tasks. This has created a culture that diminishes the value of a project manager with people skills. 

 

By the end of this presentation, attendees will understand the importance of balancing people and process, where to focus their efforts, and tips on inspiring people to excel at their jobs.

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PMI UNY Program Committees

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PMI UNY Program Committees

 

PMI UNY Program Committees play a key role in the success of chapter programs. 

 

Please visit our PMI UNY Committee Members 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 committee member opportunities, please visit the following page: PMI UNY Program Committee Members 

 


New PDU Reporting

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As you all may know, PMI Global has institued a new Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS) that will impact the way each certified PMI member qualifies to maintain the certification and record Professional Development Units (PDUs). 
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2015 Fall Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Preparation Workshop

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Fall 2015 PMP Test Prep Workshop  

Information on the popular Upstate New York Chapter PMP Exam Prep Class for the 2015 Fall semester.
 
WHEN: Every Thursday beginning September 10, 2015 and ending December 10, 2015 (excluding Thanksgiving, November 26, 2015).
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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