JUNE 2017


Dear fellow PMI Members and colleagues,

Pittsburgh PMI continues to create activities for you.

Richard Mascara from Bombardier Transportation will present Risk/Opportunity and Project Improvement Management on June 8th, 2017. This will be in our monthly chapter meeting.

We will take our usual summer break from monthly chapter meetings in July and August. Our board and committees will continue to work hard preparing for our upcoming events.

Members of less than 3 years, please send a note to me so that we can discuss the project management offerings with Pittsburgh PMI and how we can meet your needs. Please email me at FredBKoos@IEEE.org.

Other upcoming events include:

  • July 20th, 6:30 AM Coffee Talk. The presentation is on Dale Carnegie best practices for digital communications by Jackie Rodgers.
  • Intercollegiate Project Management Quiz Bowl is being planned for colleges and universities.
  • August 5th Pirate Game Networking Mixer.
  • Professional Development Day work is being planned for the first Wednesday of November, each year.
  • Advanced Agile ScrumMaster class coming soon.
  • Additional events and speakers are being planned for topics including agile, engineering, and other popular topics per your feedback. Additional feedback is always welcome!

Some recent events follow:

  • May 11thth chapter meeting with project management guru and author Andy Crowe discussing Motivating Project Teams. This was a great dynamic presentation!
  • April 14th Risk Management Essentials Seminar with Carl Pritchard, global guru in project risk management. Feedback was super!

Project Management Thought: Indicators of Project Success from PMI’s Pulse of the Profession!

What do we need to do to have successful projects for our stakeholders and our careers?

According to PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession® study, last year globally more projects met their goals than in previous years.

Some indicators could be the following:

  • More projects are applying agile approaches.
  • More organizations prioritize technical and leadership skills.
  • More organizations have PMOs.
  • Organizations with high benefits realization maturity have more successful projects.

For more information, visit the Thought Leadership page on PMI.org. 

In your experiences, what are the important indicators of project success?

Please comment on our Pittsburgh PMI LinkedIn Group with your relevant experiences and thoughts.

We look forward to seeing you at our PMI events!

Please contact me with any comments or questions about our chapter.

Best Regards,


President, Pittsburgh PMI 

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New Chapter Members

As of June 4, 2017 the chapter has 1,763 members. Please join us in welcoming the following new chapter members since the last newsletter:  Seema Arkalgud, Andrea Bennett, Taylor Berinti, Travis Boyer, Walter Cekala, Mark Cheek, Biplab De, Keith Douglas, Jennifer Eicher, Marsha Epps, Larry Gongaware, Jayne Green, John Haddox, Alfred Hanna, Hrishikesh Haridas, John Helter, Christine Iaderosa, Maria Jacobson, Jennifer Keating, Sangeetha Kondala, Colby Kosecki, Leonard Kowalski, Trisha Lawless, Carolyn Lawson, Joan Martin, Lataunja Martin, Kevin McBride, Cody Nicholson, Gene Schachte, Xiao Shen, Austin Shifrin, Adrianne Sochats, Claire Suplee, Mark Walker, Larry Ward, Roberta Werner, Brianna Woodmancy

New Chapter Credentials

As of June 4, 2017 the chapter has 1,224 credentials in the membership (PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-ACP®, PGMP®).  Please join us in congratulating the following new chapter members that received a new credential since the last newsletter:  Ryan Aubuchon PMP ®, Kristina Badali PMP ®, Patrick Groves, Esq.PMP ®, Adam Mazza CAPM ®, Brian Price PMP ®, Elisa Ramseyer PMP ®, Eric Skidmore PMI-SP ®, Jennifer Syrylo PMP ®