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.

January 2017 Dinner Meeting

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Into the Heart of a Project: Driving Project Results Through Engagement


According to the 2015 CHAOS report the percentage of successful software development projects is at an abysmally low level of 29%. More disturbing is the fact that this is the same exact percentage from 2004 - eleven years prior. How can this be? Over this period of time, in addition to project managers being inundated with more and more project management books, standards and methodologies being introduced each year, the number of PMI certified PMPs has jumped by over 640% - from 102K to 665K. That is an enormous increase in the number of certified Project Management Professionals achieving the same lousy project success rate.


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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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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 


PMI UNY Program Committee Sign-Up

November 2016 Dinner Meeting

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Power of a Wish

Project managers know that size and complexity are not what defines a project. PMI defines a project as ".... a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service..." which might include making dinner or making a rocket ship. Most projects aren't quite as appetizing as a seven-course meal; or exciting as making a rocket ship. However there are those rare service projects that are lofty, noble and beneficent in nature, attending to the needs of individuals in fragile situations. The sole charter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation is to take on these difficult and rewarding "projects" to bring rays of joy, and often hope, into the lives of those suffering from a tragic disease.

Dr. Trigg will discuss the mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the history of the organization since its inception in 1980, how wish granting is accomplished, and the kinds of volunteer and support opportunities available to individuals and groups like PMI UNY to be part of “The Power of a Wish.” He will share a number of heart-warming stories of wish kids and their wishes that have been granted by the Northeast New York Chapter since its establishment in 1987.

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2016 Fall Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Preparation Workshop

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Registraton for the 2016 Fall PMP Exam Prep Workshop is closed!

If you are interested in the 2017 Spring PMP Prep Workshop, please send an enquiry to the Program Director and you will be notified when Spring registrations begins!

Below is information on the 2016 FALL PMP Exam Prep Workshop. If you are a member of the local chapter, please login to the right to see the discounted rate for the workshop. If you are ready to register, please click on the registration button at the bottom of this page. Do you have additional questions about the workshop? Please send an enquiry below.
WHEN: Every Thursday beginning September 8, 2016 and ending December 8, 2016 (excluding Thanksgiving Thursday on November 24, 2016).

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 known as Keane, Inc.) has graciously agreed to hold our sessions at their facility located at 18 Corporate Woods Blvd., Second Floor, Albany, NY, 12311.

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