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.

February 2016 Dinner Meeting

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

First & Goal: Building a Winning Team to Score a “Touchdown 

Creating an interdisciplinary team with the right mix of skills is essential to the successful execution of a project. In order to lead a project team towards a common "goal", the project manager must understand their role as team "coach" and how to best foster collaboration by utilizing the strengths of the "players" on the field.

This interactive presentation will provide insight and instruction on the importance of understanding how team roles can improve team performance and overall project success.

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2016 Annual Professional Development Day

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2016 Professional Development Day


When: May 23rd, 2016

Where: Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211

Speaker: James T. Brown - Leadership Skills for Project Managers

Click here for the 2016 PDD Brochure


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March 2016 Dinner Meeting

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Project Management – Vision Plan for ITS, the Future in Project Management Disciplines in NYS

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Chris Lloyd is the Chief Portfolio Officer for the NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) and oversees the ITS Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO).  The EPMO was established in 1999 to serve ITS and other NYS agencies in the role of a Project Management (PM) Center of Excellence, providing expert PM services, Project Portfolio Management and the issuance and maintenance of PM standards and policies. The EPMO is dedicated to increasing and sustaining project success for ITS and our partner agencies, participating in PM best practices, committees and workgroups.  


Chris' presentation will cover Project Management and the vision plan for ITS, the future in Project Management disciplines in NYS, and addressing common issues of interest, including management of agency project portfolios, controlling large-scale programs, and delivering lasting value to stakeholders and partners.

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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

April 2016 Dinner Meeting

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Finding More Joy In Life

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

We all think the secret to finding more joy in our lives lies 'out there' somewhere. Benita Zahn shares the secrets of leading a happier, more fulfilled life by looking in the nooks and crannies of our own lives. In short, shop in your own closet to find more joy.

Bring your 'funny bone' to this conversation because laughter truly is the best medicine.

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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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