Message from the President - December 2016

Holidays and Giving Back

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we look towards the next set of holidays. Many of us will attend numerous parties, start shopping for co-workers, friends, and family, and prepare or attend another feast. PMI Westchester has been busy making sure our December 13th Chapter meeting is one you will enjoy. This month we start at 5 p.m. with a networking and hors d’oeuvre hour, followed by our normal Chapter meeting programming. I want to extend my gratitude to the entire Program team for organizing and planning this event!

However, the Chapter fun doesn’t stop there. At our November Chapter meeting, our VP of Programs, Mike Byrnes, announced the Chapter is planning to work with a local food pantry in January to help those in need. Many of you expressed your interest in participating in such an event, so I encourage you to reach out to Mike ( to get more details.

The Chapter is also working on our partnership with Volunteer New York, a non-profit organization focused on serving those in Westchester and the surrounding communities. Stay tuned to find out more about the Chapter’s plans. And, be sure to “Save the Date” for our Annual Symposium to be held on April 29, 2017!!

See you at the December Holiday and Chapter Meeting at The Stone Manor 101 in Hawthorne…

Brenda Horton, PMP
PMI Westchester

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The Critical Path - September 2016

The first edition of PMI Westchester's "The Critical Path" for the 2016-2017 season is available on-line. We've got an edition full of tips to help you manage your projects.

Jason Scriven starts us off with "3 Friends A New Project Manager Should Make". He discusses the areas that first-time project managers should focus on to start building key relationships.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed trying to walk the line while managing conflict between PMs and Performers, while trying to effectively estimate cost or project duration? George Pitagorsky shares best practices to eliminate conflict.
Matt Keener shares his Top 4 PM Tips to keep virtual teammates on track.

Read it now!

PMP Exam Preparation Class - Fall 2016

The PMI Westchester Chapter is providing another PMP Exam Preparation course this Fall to assist the PMP Certification candidate in preparing for the PMP Exam -- the four-hour exam required for this valuable globally-recognized credential. The course will be offered on the Westchester campus of Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, in 5 seven-hour sessions, Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., starting on 01 Oct 2016 and ending on 29 Oct 2016.

Chapter Election Results

The results of the PMI Westchester Chapter elections are as follows:

Chapter President: Brenda Horton
Vice President of Programs: Michael Byrnes
Vice President of Career and Professional Development: Tom Smith
Vice President of Communications: Rob Candee

The new officers were announced in the Annual Business Meeting portion of the June Chapter meeting, and take office on July 1st, as per the Chapter bylaws.

Carol DeGrella
Chapter Secretary

The Critical Path - June 2016

The latest edition of PMI Westchester's "The Critical Path" is available on-line.

We've got an edition full of tips to help you manage your projects. Sharon Florentine starts us off with ways to be a better project manager. She discusses the areas we should focus our time mastering.

Project teams are all about communication, or at least they should be, every day. However, do you ever feel overwhelmed by it all? Moira Alexander gives us ways to effectively communicate during the course of a project.

The Critical Path - May 2016

The latest edition of PMI Westchester's "The Critical Path" is available on-line.

Shane Vaz starts us off this month discussing how you can identify if your project is getting into trouble. These quick tips may get you thinking a bit differently come Monday morning.

Are you one of the millions of organizations doing a stop light chart for executives or other stakeholders? An interesting article from Greg Smith talks about how maybe we should reconsider the traditional red/yellow/green model and move into red/orange/yellow, no green.