MAY 2017


Dear fellow PMI Members and colleagues,

Pittsburgh PMI continues to create activities for you.

Andy Crowe is among the best in project management and he will be at our 5/11/17 meeting, free for Pittsburgh PMI members! Andy wrote the books that we’ve used for our PMP Prep Classes for the past 7 years. He also wrote the book used in our recent PMI-ACP Prep Class. His company, Velociteach was recently PMI’s education provider of the year! Come to join us for this great presentation on Motivating Project Teams. This is a topic for all of us.

Other upcoming events include:

  • 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

Additional events and speakers are being planned for topics including agile, engineering, and other popular topics per your feedback. Your feedback is always welcome!

Some recent events follow:

  • April 13th chapter meeting with Carl Pritchard discussing the Four C’s of Project Communication. Carl was as great as usual!
  • April 14th Risk Management Essentials Seminar with Carl Pritchard, global guru in project risk management. Feedback was super!

Project Management Thought: PMI’s Pulse of the Profession Reports are Enlightening!

Good news! PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2017 shows a variety of improvements in projects globally.  Organizations waste less of their project investments. There is a stronger focus on benefits. Executive sponsors are more engaged. More organizations are using agile techniques. The data in this report can help your career and employer. Please see the series of PMI’s Pulse of the Profession reports on under Learning.

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 May 05, 2017 the chapter has 1,753 members. Please join us in welcoming the following new chapter members since the last newsletter:  Ryan Aubuchon, Melissa Batyi, Frank Bauerle, Teresa Bender, Carl Benjamin, Sushrut Bhalerao, Rajashree Bokil, James Bridges, Samantha Case, Kay Castille, Suman Chakraborty, Victoria Danko, Brian Dorio, Rhonda Eckley, Cynthia Glowacki, Bryan Hayes, Laurie Henson, Jackie Hertzel, Rhonda Hill, D R Hiteshew, Jason Hohn, Jordan Hohn, Matthew Howell, Pankaj Jain, Justin Johovich, Badr Karra, Kashyap Karri, Vijaya Kasireddy, Donna Kasper, Megan Kearns, Christine Kennedy, Mirrell Knabe, Paul Leonard, Abby Leone, Brian Ludwig, Debbi Lund, Richard Mackey, Benjamin Mooney, Justin Prete, Michael Pry, Camille Reed, Dee Remington, Sherry Rush, Phillip Sapienza, Volkan Sezer, Harry Strasburger IV, Emma Szabo, Teresa Thompson, Natalie Verardi, Joe Walton, William Welman, Liza Whipkey

New Chapter Credentials

As of May 05, 2017 the chapter has 1,231 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:  Carl Benjamin PMP ®, Taylor Berinti PMP ®, Jerod Hall PMP ®, Sam Henderson PMP ®, Scott Hudson PMP ®, Wesley Koteski PMP ®, Naveen Kumar PMP ®, Dustin McQuaide PMP ®, Andrew Measel PMP ®, Sam Murgie PMI-ACP ®, Robert Rhea PMP ®, Emma Szabo CAPM ®, Chad Thomas PMP ®, Dan Willy PMP ®