Pittsburgh PMI Welcome Message



Are you Creating Results that Matter?

This month we celebrate our veterans, and consider their sacrifices to create a difference in the world. At our upcoming chapter meeting on the 13th, Tim Bidlack will share lessons and principles of leadership, based on his service as a Field Artillery Officer in the US Army. Please see our Community Outreach section of the newsletter, and consider contributing to our Veteran’s Place initiative.
With the end of year rapidly approaching, I hope you are able gather your accomplishments and reflect on your leadership to create results that matter. This is the essence of project management, beyond scope, schedule, and other technical considerations of our craft and profession. Delivering great results is at the heart of your success, including results for your team members. Keep the talent triangle in mind, and make sure you’re applying business context, leadership, and project management skills to your delivery of valuable outcomes.
Congratulations to Fred Koos (one of our veterans), Valerie Carpenter, and the volunteers who pulled together another great – and sold-out – Professional Development Day for our chapter (Nov 5th ). Welcome to our new members and congratulations to those who have attained a PMI certification, and I look forward to seeing you at our special Veterans themed chapter meeting.

Kind Regards,

Matt Craig
President, Pittsburgh PMI Chapter



2014 Professional Development Day

Details are now available for the 2014 Professional Development Day on Wednesday, November 5 at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance.  

This year's theme is "Driving Organizational Value through Effective Project Management".  

In addition to high quality speakers and information, this is the largest project management networking event in Pittsburgh!

Click here to register. 

Keynote Speaker: Skip Weisman; President; Weisman Success Resources, Inc.

How to be Respected and Heard as a Valuable Partner by Every Stakeholder on Every Project


Session 1A: Joe Lukas; Vice President, PMCentersUSA

 How to Create a Correct and Concise Schedule


Session 1B: Sam Provil; President & Managing Consultant; Provil & Associates, Inc.

 Serious Project Time Management – Presented Not Too Seriously

Session 2A: Ron Taylor; President; The Ron Taylor Group

 What the Dog Saw


Session 2B: Rick Clare; Director, PMCentersUSA

 Top 10 Project Disconnects Between Executives and the Trenches



Executive Panel Discussion – Effective Project Management, from the Executive’s perspective


Session 3A: Bob Stearns; CEO; Powerful Potential

Engaging Shareholders to Support your Projects


Session 3B: Joe Lukas; Vice President, PMCentersUSA

Improving Stakeholder Relationships using Emotional Intelligence

Session 4A: Harlan Bridges; PMO Setup Practice Lead, BOT International

 Business Driven Project Management and Project Strategy


Session 4B: Jennifer Smith; Executive Leadership Coach, Growth Potential Consulting

 Three Secrets to Getting Projects Done on Time and Within Budget


Standard Price:  $329
Pittsburgh PMI Member Discount!  $30  (Remember to login first for this discount.)
Early Bird Discount!  Before September 21st:  $50
Avoid the $50 Late Fee.  Register before October 28th.

Parking is free.

Breakfast snacks, lunch and beverages will be provided.

Agile, PMI-ACP Self-Organized Study Group

Hello Pittsburgh PMI members interested in an Agile certification from PMI!

We have started a PMI-ACP Certification self-organized study group.

Please contact FredBKoos@IEEE for more information.

We are off to a great start and new members can join ongoingly.

Fred Koos, PE, PMP, CSM, VP Education Pittsburgh PMI


About Us

The Project Management Institute (PMI), founded in 1969, has grown to be the organization of choice for project management professionalism. With over 200,000 members worldwide, PMI is the leading nonprofit professional association in the area of Project Management. PMI establishes Project Management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification that more and more organizations desire for their project leaders.

The PMI Pittsburgh Chapter, founded in 1980, boasts over 1100 members, of which over 65% are certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs). The Chapter hosts multiple monthly meetings for project management professionals focused on networking, education, and general topics.  See the Calendar area for more information.

The PMI Pittsburgh Chapter is a volunteer organization, where the members gain value in professional development through teaching, presenting and sharing with other members on both the local and international levels. Our members are from a diverse cross-section of local employers, with experience in various industries and disciplines.

For more information, please contact the VP of Membership at VP_Membership@pittsburghpmi.org.

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