January 09, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Esther Barazzone Center at Chatham University Eden Hall Campus

M28W+CG Gibsonia, Richland Township, PA (Google Maps Plus Code) OR Type these GPS Coordinates into your navigator: 40.667073,-79.953553

Gibsonia, PA 15044

Venue Website



6:00 – 6:45 pm - Meet and Greet Networking with Refreshments 

  • Satellite update and planning for discussions and speakers for 2020 (1 PDU)

6:45 – 8:00 pm - Pittsburgh Presentation Streamed


Pittsburgh Presentation:

It Starts With a List!  How to Jump-Start your Project AND your Success!

You as project manager have just been assigned a project.  Now what?!  The inputs you get at project start-up are seldom on a silver platter.  The greatest need for your communication and clarification abilities often comes right when being handed a new project, when you know the least!  This is your best shot at showcasing your ability to pull together the needs, mobilize a team and set them marching to a common goal, in full view of the stakeholders.  From Paul’s 20 years of project experience, he’ll teach you some proven techniques for reigning in the scattered cats at project start-up to ensure a smooth ride to project success. 

1.0 Technical PDU



Paul Baumgartner Bio:

Paul has established himself as a reputable regional speaker on numerous PM topics.  Unlike a professional consultant/trainer, Paul works in the field of project and program management, and often draws thought-provoking and humorous conclusions from the “trenches” of where he works.  Paul has started several highly-visible projects over the past few years, most of which were in recovery mode. Throughout his 18-year career, Paul has given memorable talks at both the Cincinnati and Dayton Summits, PMI chapters and his employers.  Paul taught project management for Xavier University, Boston University and the University of Phoenix.  He writes professionally for  Paul’s dedication as a practitioner to the profession started decades ago, when he became one of the first 10,000 people to earn his PMP.

The PMI Pgh Northern Satellite meeting will be held at the Sustainability Conference Room in the Esther Barazzone Center at Chatham University ‘s Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia. Directions to Chatham University Eden Hall Campus Esther Barazzone Center (EBC): M28W+CG Gibsonia, Richland Township, PA (Google Maps Plus Code) - OR - Use these coordinates for GPS Navigation: 40.667073, -79.953553.

If the circle parking lot in front of the Esther Barazzone Center is full, please use the overflow parking lot. Make a right when exiting the parking circle, drive past the dorm building (Orchard Hall). The overflow parking lot will be on your left.

Once inside EBC, find the large staircase in the middle of the building. Go downstairs and turn right toward the restrooms, then right down the large hall. Follow to the end of the hallway to the Sustainability Conference Room.


$5.00 Member Ticket

$10.00 Non-Member Ticket