February 2020
F ebruary Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, February 19th , 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Ijeoma Genevieve Mbamalu, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Social Services, describes how the Agile practice was introduced as one of the pillars of a Digital Transformation effort for the agency. Read more and Register
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 - 8:30 PM

The panelists will share their professional experiences and trends in successfully implementing project management techniques and navigating their roles in different industries. They will provide insight into the constantly changing practice of project management. The event will serve as a networking opportunity for PMINYC members, professional project managers, NYU faculty and students (graduate and noncredit), and alumni.
Tuesday, February 25th
8:00 - 8:30 PM
 This free webinar will introduce you to our chapter and programs including Monthly Chapter Meetings, Outreach, Agile, Mentoring, Study Groups, Volunteering, Toastmasters, networking opportunities and more! If you are a new member, be sure to request a discount coupon you can use when you register for a Monthly Chapter Meeting. Read more and Register
Agile Program
Wednesday, February 26th
12:00 - 1:00 PM

This webinar focuses on the value imperative. If implemented appropriately, this ultimately supports better transparency, clearer requirements and enhances the capability to perform frequent validation and adaptation. Read more and Register
Mentoring Webinar
Thursday, February 27th
8:00 - 9:00 PM
PMINYC Mentoring Program Director Jack Davis will be joined by mentors Hazel Vaz and Jessica DeSouza to discuss how the Mentoring Program works and the benefits of being a mentee, followed by your questions. 
Wednesday, March 11th, 5:30 - 8:00PM

Project manager, IT leader, and educator Jack Davis will discuss:

  • Tools for building strategic goals with mentees
  • A planning template for mapping mentees' objectives and measuring their progress
  • Easy and effective tactics for trouble-shooting mentoring relationship challenges.

Featured Article

RPA Center Of Excellence (CoE):
What You Need To Know For Success 
by Tom Taulli / Forbes, courtesy of Flipboard

RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is software that helps to streamline tasks and activities within the workplace. The technology has been shown to lead to significant ROI (Return On Investment), as seen with companies like Intuit. Back in 2018, the firm launched an RPA pilot program using the UiPath platform and the initial focus was on the finance department, which had about 450 full-time employees. Read more
Recent Events
Recap: Annual Chapter
Business Meeting
On January 23rd, 2020 PMI NYC Annual Chapter Business Meeting was held at NYU Kimmel Center's Rosenthal Pavilion . Beth Ouellette, PMI Fellow & CEO of the Ouellette Group served as chairperson and greeted the sold-out event where the members learned about the plans for an implementation of transformative change to create PMI NYC 2.0! The rebranding of the chapter will reflect PMI’s global rebranding efforts.  Read more
Growth Opportunities
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Make a Difference!
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, network, take on new challenges, further develop your leadership skills, and know you’ve helped PMINYC. 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, write us at  Volunteering@pminyc.org  to discuss other options.
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 mentoring@pminyc.org  
Community | Education | Enrichment
PMI Credential Study Groups

 Do you know about PMI Study Groups? If you are gearing up to take the PMP exam, sign up now for the PMP Study Group program to prepare for the exam.

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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Are you interested in getting involved and making a difference, and have a communications, technology, graphic design or photography background? If so, reach out to us at newsletter@pminyc.org.
Upcoming PMINYC and Area Chapter Events
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February 18th Meeting
Panel Discussion: Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad AI?
February 12th Meeting
  The Impact of Automation (AI/ML/CI/CD) on Project Management 

PMINYC Toastmasters
International Club
Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month from 6-8 pm.

For information about the club go to https://www.meetup.com/PMINYC-Toastmasters or contact PMINYCToastmasters@gmail.com /