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Welcome to the PMI Upstate New York Chapter
April 2014 Dinner Meeting
April 16, 2014
Early Bird PMI UPState NY chapter Member gets Free Admission
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Leadership Is Taken, Not Given:
Defining Moments for Establishing, Maintaining, and Regaining Control of a Project
In an environment with sophisticated project management technology, a well thought-out and documented process for delivery, and highly skilled project managers with significant project management experience, why do projects still fail?
What distinguishes successful project leaders is the soft skill that it takes to bring a harmonious existence between the portfolio leaders, business analysts and project managers. When there is discord between the three, the gears of governance and execution grind to a halt, stalling or even killing projects.
Project managers are often relegated to an environment where there's “bad parenting” (limited support or poorly defined roles from their sponsors), and the matrix structure of an organization means they aren't just given leadership. This presentation highlights the opportunities to take leadership in order to establish control of a project.
There are predictable points of resistance throughout a project that—when identified and prepared for—will obviate the discord between governance and execution that can grow like a cancer to kill projects.
Using real-world examples, contemporary videos and audience interaction, Gus Cicala will highlight and conquer these four “defining moments” from definition to closeout. Project managers will leave with practical methods that serve as the differentiator between the merely qualified and those who consistently drive their projects to the finish line successfully.
2014 Annual Professional Development Day
2014 Personal Development Day
Date: May 22, 2014
Location: Siena College Student Union, 515 Loudon Road Loudonville, New York 12211-1462
Join your Upstate New York PMI colleagues for an engaging day of learning, networking, discussion, and professional development. The 2014 PDD promises to challenge and motivate you!
This year, you can choose from two tracks: “Leading Through Uncertainty” or “Driving Change”.
Each track focuses on the skills you need to grow your career and be successful.
- Track A: Leading Through Uncertainty
More than ever, projects need leadership. In this track, we drive into the heart of leadership – the personal attributes, the behaviors, what works and what doesn’t. Participants will leave with a plan for improving their leadership, presence, and communications.
- Track B: Driving Change
Spring 2014 Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Preparation Workshop
The Spring 2014 PMP Test Prep Workshop
The Upstate New York Chapter of the PMI is now accepting registrations for its popular PMP Exam Prep Class for the Fall, 2013 semester. Details are:
- When: Thursdays beginning February 27th and ending May 8th.
- Time: 6:00-9:00pm. The final schedule and details will be distributed at the class
- Where: NTT Data (Formerly known as Keane, Inc.) has graciously agreed to host our sessions. Their offices are located at: 18 Corporate Woods Blvd, 2nd floor, Albany, NY 12211.
- $500 - Upstate NY Chapter Members
- $650 - Non-members
- The fee includes a student binder with copies of the presentation slides, a copy of the most recent Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep Guide book which covers the PMBOK v5 material and a hard copy of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). Additionally, you will receive a $50 rebate when you pass the PMP test within one year of taking the course.
2014 Elections for UNY-PMI BOD
2014 Elections for UNY-PMI BOD
The positions on the UNY-PMI Board of Directors are open effective June 1, 2014 as the two year terms of the incumbents are expiring (with the exception of the President). The terms for these openings are June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2016. This is an excellent opportunity for current members to become more active in the governance of the PMI-UNY chapter.