Chapter News


    Introducing ROC The Project 2018! This is a competition designed to engage college students in the practice of project management and to develop their leadership skills. Student teams from colleges in the Rochester area are given a scenario for which they must provide a solution. They are assigned a PMP® certified mentor (or mentors) to teach them how to transform their solutions into project plans using the planning processes documented in the PMBOK. PMO panels are established to judge and provide feedback for each of the four phase gates they must pass through before the final day of the competition. On the final event day, student teams will present their project plans to the PMO panelists in a preliminary round to determine the final four teams that will move forward to have their plans judged by area executives for cash prizes. This day also includes afternoon and evening keynote speakers and a reverse career fair to provide job and internship opportunities for students.

    More to come so stay tuned and watch this page for more details. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Linda Marshall


    PMI Rochester Fall Grant Recipients


    Last week our Grant committee awarded two $500 grants to two of our PMI Rochester members, Jun Jreen Carney and Euan Morton! Congratulations to these outstanding professionals! The grant will assist both of them in pursuing professional development training. PMI Rochester chapter is so happy to be able to assist PM's in the Rochester community to further their career by taking training courses that enhance their ability to succeed. That is exactly what these grants are intended for. You can learn more about our Grant Program here. We will continue to offer grants throughout the coming year so watch our general email communications for announcements on when the grants will be offered and when you can apply. It's free money people! It's a no-brainer opportunity!

    Get the Inside Scoop! Become a PMI Rochester Corporate Ambassador

    The PMI Rochester Chapter's Corporate Ambassador program is designed to improve engagement with chapter members that belong to the same company. A PMI Rochester Corporate Ambassador is a chapter member that will act as a liaison and promoter of the PMI Rochester chapter to the chapter members in their respective organization. Ambassadors encourage their PMI colleagues to stay involved with the PMI Rochester chapter and participate in PMI Rochester events. In return, ambassadors receive advance notice of events and programs, receive special discounts, and provide their companies with a communication conduit to our chapter resources.

    Volunteer time is less than 2 hours a month – so it’s an easy way to earn volunteer PDUs. Want to be in the know and help promote PMI Rochester? Represent your company as a Corporate Ambassador.

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    News from PMIEF

    PMIEF provides no-cost project management learning and teaching resources to help bridge the talent gap and build 21st Century Skills among primary and secondary school students as well as the community at large. Check out the resources here

    Do you have friends or family interested in project management? PMIEF has a great resource to read here.

    PMIEF Around the WorlD

    PMIEF highlights Chicagoland partnership with JA and their learning resources

    PMI Chicagoland Chapter continues longtime partnership with Junior Achievement

    Junior Achievement of Chicago partnered with PMI Chicagoland Chapter and JA of Ireland to provide the Project Management Skills for Life Day to support students to understand, plan, carry out, monitor and evaluate a project of their own. Through experiential learning and a hands-on introduction to project management skills, the students will be better prepared for future success and will learn skills that will be beneficial to them in their future academic lives and careers. The Day focused on 4 modules: Preparing for a Project, Planning for a Project, Running a Project and Reviewing a Project.

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    • The training utilized two PMIEF learning resources, The Tower Game and Project Management Skills for Life®.  Download your copy today!


    PMIEF Latin America

    PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter incorporates agile project management concepts into ongoing nonprofit training

    Congratulations to the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter for delivering a fifth consecutive annual training for the area nonprofit, CONIN Foundation. CONIN Foundation is a non-profit organization who prevent childhood undernourishment, providing assistance to more than 4,500 kids and 3,500 mothers, with more than 2,000 volunteers in 94 prevention centers, located in 7 countries.

    PMIEF Board Member Pablo Lledó led the training, which revisited concepts from past training sessions which are already being implemented by CONIN, such as the use of project charters and work breakdown structures, as well as risk management tools. This year, they incorporated new agile PM concepts. 

    Paula Aragone, Relationships Manager from CONIN Mar del Plata, enjoyed the new concepts, sharing, “We keep implementing the project management tools in every project to make our life much easier. Those agile concepts you mention today, are very appropriate to start implementing in our Foundation.”

    To read about chapter programs in the region, check out Projects for Social Good in Latin America here.


    Membership News

    Membership Benefit!

    PMI Rochester Chapter has partnered with ITMPI to offer our membership a new benefit!  A one-year ITMPI premium subscription, valued at $199!  ITMPI, which stands for IT Metrics & Productivity Institute, is the leader in online PDUs for PMP or higher certification holders.  ITMPI offers online PDU approved courseware allowing subscription holders to earn up to 500 PDUs per year!  PMI Rochester is giving a one-year subscription to any member that renews their chapter membership or any new chapter memberships.  This new membership benefit is effective this month, May 2017 and runs through May 2018.  The Chapter will send out an email each month to eligible members, which will include the coupon code they can use to start their one-year premium subscription.  Check out ITMPI’s website by clicking here!  If you have any questions about this benefit, please contact the VP of Membership, Robin Louvain, at



    A warm Welcome to the following new members that joined the Rochester Chapter in July, August, and September of this year!


    New Credential Holders

    Congratulations to the following chapter members that earned a PMI credential in July, August, or September this year!