March 2019
PMINYC March Chapter Meeting
Maximizing Business Value!

Wednesday, March 20th, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Brenda Liebnow, an Executive Director in the Advisory Services practice at Ernst and Young, describes how to blend project, program and portfolio management to maximize business value.  Read more and Register
Recap: Volunteer Appreciation Event

On Thursday, March 7 th   our President Julia Murphy, the VP of Membership, Jim Litsas and PMINYC Toastmasters President Jessica DeSouza invited the PMINYC Volunteers to an appreciation event. This networking event included a pizza dinner and time for the volunteers to network and mingle.

Jim Litsas opened up the meeting by welcoming us to the event. He introduced Jessica DeSouza who presented a 10-minute speech that highlighted the skills and tips Toastmasters share with its members to becoming better speakers. Jessica passed the baton to Julia who presented us with a well-prepared speech on the PMINYC 2019 initiatives.

Jim then opened up the room to let volunteers from each group give a short summary of their responsibilities. It was a great opportunity for the us to meet and share ideas with each other. Jim and Julia both shared their appreciation for the contributions of the volunteers and how our efforts are what make the PMINYC chapter so vibrant.
Agile - It's Not
Just for Software Anymore!
Tuesday, March 26th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Agile values and principles are applicable in many areas of an organization. Why should we stop at software solutions when there are many types of solutions to be found? 

Brent Hurley of Gira Solutions will outline where and how Agile principles, PDCA and Continuous Improvement are being applied to multiple areas of organizations. Read more and Register
Corporate Outreach
Roundtable Series - PMO Maturity
Tuesday, April 9th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Many industries have maturity models for their respective disciplines, but how do we assess the maturity of a PMO? No tool has been widely accepted or certified as “the” capability model. We challenged our PMO Roundtable team and connected with a team of seasoned PMO/PPM professionals to explore a robust PMO maturity assessment. 

Gus Cicala, president, CEO and founder of Project Assistants Inc., leads this interactive presentation and workshop . Read more and Register
Wanted: Volunteers (Alive only!)

Volunteering is a great way to get to know new people, network, take on new challenges, further develop your leadership skills, and know you’ve helped your chapter get better.

Finding volunteer opportunities on the website is easy: click here to check the latest openings. If you don’t see exactly what you are interested in, please write us at  to discuss other options.

Become a volunteer leader in the PMINYC community. Volunteering brings pride, satisfaction, and fun! .
Save the Date! April Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Agenda and venue coming soon - keep checking the PMINYC Calendar
Mentoring Corner

Do you have what it takes to be a Mentor? PMINYC is looking for a few good mentors!

If you have your PMP or PgMP certification and have an hour each month to share your life lessons with an early career project manager, we’d love to hear from you! Please apply at  our web page
or e mail us at  
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PMI Credential Study Groups

 Are you studying to get your PMP certification? Do you want to prepare with a group of highly motivated fellow PMINYC members? PMINYC's PMP Study Group may be the right program for you!

Check the PMP Study Group Homepage to read more about the program and see the latest schedule. Or click here to sign up.

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March 19th Meeting
Strategic Organizational Project Management - new PMI standard
March 13th Meeting
Panel Discussion with 5 Project Management Professionals

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