What we're about

The PMI Pittsburgh Chapter is a volunteer organization, where the members gain value in professional development through teaching, presenting and sharing with other members on both the local and international levels. Our members are from a diverse cross-section of local employers, with experience in various industries and disciplines.

If you are a practising project manager, or are aspiring to be one, this is one group you'd want to join to meet and learn about the profession and its practitioners.

The events organized by the chapter are a mix of fun networking events and serious learning opportunities. As a community, the group strives to educate and enrich through sharing experiences and lessons learnt.

Upcoming events (4)

Building a PMO

Online event

A Project Management Office can be strategic driver for organizational excellence, which seeks to enhance the practices of execution management, organizational governance, and strategic change leadership. But how would you build one? Join Pittsburgh PMI as we welcome Jerry Haughey from IDI Consulting to learn more about:

*characteristics common to successful PMOs
*ensuring initiatives align with strategic goals
*standardizing and following project management processes, policies and methods

Please register on the chapter website. Check the event calendar for details. https://pittsburghpmi.org/calendar

Going Big: Options for Scaling Agile

Online event

Join Pittsburgh PMI as we welcome Aaron Kopel, Project Brilliant CEO, to learn about options for scaling Agile.

Learn more and register on the chapter event calendar. https://pittsburghpmi.org/calendar

Artificial Intelligence: Does it Really Enhance the Role of the Project Manager?

When we hear the words Artificial Intelligence (AI) do we think of the Terminator or iRobot? Or, do we think of automating processes within the project world? Either way, how does it provide value to projects?

This presentation discusses AI and it's impact on the world of the project manager.

Objectives to be covered:

- How robotic functions hijack redundant tasks

- Automation as an evolutionary stage in technology

- The evolution of the project manager's role within AI

- Is AI a threat to project management jobs?

Speaker:
Marcus Udokang is an IT Consultant, and a writer and presenter, specializing in project management and business analysis, specifically business applications, and requirements analysis, and business process management. He has worked in various industries including Financial Services, Oil and Gas, and IT training/education.

Learn more and register on the chapter event calendar: https://pittsburghpmi.org/calendar

Scrum: A Case Study

Online event

Scrum is showing up everywhere these days. More and more organizations are expecting new employees to come equipped with Agile/Scrum experience, and yet there remains much confusion about not only what Scrum is, but how it gets used in the real world. One of the most common questions about Scrum is how the traditional roles get used? Where do the PMs fit in? How about the BAs?

What better way is there to answer these questions than to take a close look at an actual Scrum project that played out recently, right here in Pittsburgh? During this presentation we will look at how a team completely new to Scrum, from all IT disciplines, came together and succeeded at making Scrum work for them. You will clearly see the role that the PM played.

Presentation Breakdown
Scrum Review
Corporate Scrum Environment
Project Background
Planning the Project
Scrum Execution in Action
The Results

Presenter:
Rick Clare PMP®, CBAP®, CSM, MSPM is Partner, Director of Solution Services, Business Analysis Practice Director and Senior Instructor for PMCentersUSA. Rick is one of the first Certified Business Analysis Professionals (CBAP)® in the world, a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM), and an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP). Rick earned his Master’s degree in Project Management (MSPM) from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is a permanent resident of the US and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Learn more and register on the chapter event site: https://pittsburghpmi.org/calendar

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