Dear fellow PMI Members and colleagues:

To the many volunteers that continuously create great events for all of us, THANK YOU!

To all, there are some great events coming up! Please check out our website and register.

Project Management Thought:  PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide

Three major PMI Publications were just released!

  • PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition
  • Agile Practice Guide
  • The Standard for Program Management, 4th Edition

PMI members can download these for free at

Some notes follow:

  • PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition:
    • This has been updated as a growing document with input from hundreds of project managers.  It’s a great updated reference covering processes used by many project managers creating success.
    • The PMP Exam will change to be aligned with the PMBOK® 6th Edition on March 26th, 2018.  See  Pittsburgh PMI is planning our next PMP Prep Class.  Anyone close to taking the PMP Exam should seriously consider taking it before March 2018.  In planning please consider that if an applicant is selected to be audited there will be a delay before sitting for the exam.  Delays may also arise due to timing of available seats in the Prometric testing center.  Please plan accordingly.
  • Agile Practice Guide:
    • The Agile Practice Guide from PMI is a big step forward with Agile knowledge in the PMI library!  This guide and the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition show that Agile approaches can be fully aligned with effective project management.  Our choice is not one or the other.  Our choices are to select and design the best approaches for our projects given the environments, resources, goals and other aspects of our projects.  In designing the best approach for any organization, we can pull from the many available publications from PMI as well as great books on Agile, Lean, systems engineering, leadership, domain knowledge, and more.  The Agile Practice Guide now adds more tools to our toolboxes.
  • The Standard for Program Management 4th Edition
    • In designing the best project management processes for our projects, these processes should fit with the optimum flow of work of our organizations to deliver value.  The interfaces of project work and organizational work should be designed to be synchronous, for example organizational goals lead to portfolio and program goals leading to project goals.  This updated Standard for Program Management is one of the various PMI publications to help position our projects to deliver greater value in our organizations.  I encourage project managers to review this updated program management standard while thinking of applications in your organization.

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 October 5, 2017 the chapter has 1,694 members. Please join us in welcoming the following new chapter members since the last newsletter: Shasheka Algieri, Clay Alward, Kevin Anchak, David Anderson, Agnes Armstrong, Erin Bestic, Matthew Blazevich, Leslie Butera, Jared Campbell, Pam Cengia, Rajdeep Champa, Nicholas Colaizzi, Edward Coyne, Cheri Cwynar, Robert DeCostro, Clark Duffy, Kow Eshun, Tingting Fan, Lori Fox, Michael Gokey, Daniel Harper, Meghan Hayes, Christine Hebor, William Hewitt, Mark Hoffmann, Patricia Iannetti, Joe Jackens, Bruce Jordan, Patrick Kahle, Stephen Kalatucka Jr, Terry Lacey, Adam Lucas, Lori Malone, Chris McAndrew, Herb McCroskey, Robert Mercer, Michael Miller, Ryan Milliron, Mary Morosco, Heidi Nyman, Charles ONeill, Sandra Scanoni, Emily Scherich, Ronald Smith, Ashley Stauffer, Jason Timothy, Thomas Tobin. Courtney Yanov, Adam Zihar

New Chapter Credentials

As of October 5, 2017 the chapter has 1,251 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:  Steven Boyle PMP ®, Nicholas Colaizzi PMP ®, Rhonda Eckley PMP ®, Paul Gionta PMP ®, Jason Hartz PMI-ACP ®, Kyra Hughes PMP ®, Camaria Lehman CAPM ®, Thomas Lindqvist PMP ®, Thad Nosar, IIPMP ®, Christopher Palmer PMP ®, Anthony Sassano PMP ®, Harry Strasburger IV PMP ®, Zach Tappe PMP ®, Natalie Verardi PMP ®, Timothy Wright CAPM ®