Message From The President - May 2019

It’s nice to see the trees blooming, flowers re-emerging, and the grass getting greener once again. This time of year always re-energizes me as we get out of the dead of winter and into the warmer months ahead. However, we still have a lot of work to do in the next two months until we take a little time to enjoy the summer sunshine. Your Board of Directors is going to be traveling for our annual PMI Region 4 meeting being held in Detroit, Michigan. This is our chance to work with our fellow chapters to share and learn new ideas. We are excited to see what we come back with to help our member community. Our Chapter is also underway with our annual election cycle. As you know this is a very important step for the future of our chapter. I really want to encourage all of you to think about volunteering. This is your opportunity to steer the future of PMI Westchester!

This month our very own Dan Johnson will be speaking to us about, “How PM's Can Use Trello to Facilitate Better Communication.” Frustrated by MS Project? Now that we have every PM's attention, we'd like to introduce a Kanban-based Project Management Tool called Trello. Trello is a lightweight, yet powerful tool that helps address some of the common criticisms of MS Project (cost, complexity, and collaboration). Attend this session to learn more about Trello and how it can fit into your organization. Don’t forget to pre-register by Sunday, May 12th at 11:59pm on our website for this event!!

After the Chapter meeting our Communities of Practice (CoPs) will meet for you earn an extra PDU. We have three CoPs for you to choose from: Career & Personal Development, Quality, and PMO. Be sure to stick around for one of them to share your expertise with your colleagues.

Our Breakfast Roundtable team is back on Tuesday, May 21st discussing, “Meant to be - Mentoring in Project Management.” At this BR, Ben Louis will delve into the nuances of mentoring in Project Management. Ben’s career has included experience in medical/behavioral scientific research, not-for-profit healthcare, aerospace & defense, as well as more recently government. Currently Ben is at New York City’s Taxi and Limo Commission overseeing that agency’s Taxi Improvement Fund (TIF) Program. See our website for more details and to register. You must be a PMIW Chapter member to attend this event.

On Wednesday, May 22nd is our next Lunch and Learn session. The session will focus on Cyber Security. Do you know where your info is? What You Need to Know About Cyber Security. Have you ever used a credit card or the internet? Then your personal information has probably been leaked and compromised at least once. Our own Phebe Ong will discuss what should we do as individuals and as Project Managers. Join this discussion and bring your own ideas, so that we can share and help each other protect ourselves and our loved ones. See our website for more details and to register. You must be a PMIW Chapter member to attend this event.

I hope you will join me on Tuesday, May 14th at The Stone Manor 101 in Hawthorne, NY!!

Brenda Horton, PMP