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June 2023

Need to Know
Need to Know


Welcome from NJ Chapter President Mark Barash. Read his latest welcome at the link above. View his latest video welcome on YouTube.

Updated Chapter Website:
The new website is fitting showcase for the many ways members and the wider community are supported by our dynamic chapter. 

Under About | Help:
Get your questions answered about the chapter and the aspects of registration, membership, …

Chapter DEI Pledge:
When visiting the chapter DEI page, members can read about PMINJs commitment to inclusion, link to resources, and view recent events. Read about this month’s celebrations.  In June we celebrate:
  • Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness
  • African-American Music
  • National Caribbean American Heritage
  • Pride (LGBTQ+)
Community Food Bank of New Jersey:
The recent Sunday Seminar and Symposium provided valuable knowledge to help chapter members. In tandem with these signature events is an initiative to help the wider community. The chapter is a long-time supporter of the Community Food Bank of NJ and we encourage all members to give generously to the cause of food security. “Every dollar makes a difference,” so follow the speical link to make your contribution and to help the chapter reach and exceed its goal.

Support the Children of Ukraine:
PMINJ is supporting the children in Ukraine by supporting Save the Children Federation. This organization works to give children a healthy start in life by delivering essential humanitarian aid. The chapter has set and exceeded several fundraising goals. Please consider continuing support of this charity.

Corporate Advisory Board (CAB):
With a mission to support the chapter’s educational programs, networking events, with relevant and valuable skills, the chapter’s Corporate Outreach team is actively recruiting project management executives and leaders to serve on the CAB. Consider joining the NJ Chapter’s CAB or encourage those you think would make a good candidate. Click the link above to learn more about this important role and join the CAB!

What’s New At PMI:
Keep up with the latest news and developments from PMI. A range of specific and useful topics, video series, and certification courses are listed on the chapter website. View the page to learn what’s new, how to earn PDUs, and how to be involved with the PMI profession.

Membership Milestones:
We congratulate PMINJ members who have reached another milestone of partnering with us to continue growing the Project Management profession.

Student Membership:
Do you know a student who will benefit from being a part of the PMINJ chapter? If so, tell them that students can join the chapter for a zero-dollar fee after joining PMI at the $32 student rate. Also see if your college supports the Group Student Membership program.

New Certificate Holders:
Let’s convey our congratulations to those PMINJ members who have recently attained new PMI certifications. You did it! Let PMINJ help you take your career to the next level. 

Programs, Seminars, & Meetings
Programs Seminars Meetings

June Chapter Meeting:
The chapter continues to work towards resuming traditional in-person events. Our first in-person meeting of the year will be held on 27 June, at the Whippany Ukrainian Cultural Center. Keynote speaker, IT recruiting professional, and longtime supporter of this chapter, Michael Milutis, will speak about “Finding your place in the new, digital world.” He will discuss strategies and heuristics for project managers to understand how the AI technology revolution will impact your role as a project manager, the nature of work, how you can navigate a career path, and much more. He will also provide a tutorial on each of the major new technologies (and their applications).

Note that this is NOT a dinner meeting.  Non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks will be provided. There will be time dedicated to networking. Additional details are available via the link above.

Networking LCI:
The next meeting for the Networking LCI will be held on 22 June. Check the dedicated page on the chapter website for the latest details about the next meeting of this group.

Agile Discussion Group:
Remember that the Agile Discussion Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month and covers a specific and engaging topic. The next meeting will be held on 28 June. For the latest information about the latest events, and to sign up for the limited capacity monthly meeting, visit the chapter website. 

CSM | CLB Class:
There’s still time to register! Providing 20-hours of training in Agile practices, this instructor led, virtual course offers participants the opportunity to earn two valuable Scrum certifications at the same time. Conducted over five half-days starting on 26 June, classes will be conducted by software process mentor, team coach, and Scrum trainer with skills in Product Ownership (business), Scrum Mastery (facilitation), Michael James. Click the link above for specific hours, pricing, and registration.

PMINJ Chapter Calendar:
You can plan ahead and view the full list of PMINJ events by reviewing the chapter’s Google Calendar. Add the chapter calendar to your Google Calendar or consult it regularly for the latest information.

Partnering Chapter Calendar:
For information about other partner meetings and happenings, visit the useful online calendar for the most up to date information.

Speaker Solicitation:
Do you have original information to share with an engaged and curious audience of Project Management professionals? Whether it’s at a monthly meeting or symposia, the PMINJ chapter is always on the lookout for speakers who can share original Project Management related content. Submission requirements are detailed on the chapter website.

Professional & Personal Growth
Programs Seminars Meetings

PMINJ Chapter Social Media:
Stay up to date with the latest chapter news by connecting with PMINJ via LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook! These PMINJ social media channels will bring member engagement to a new level and celebrate our chapter’s many exciting accomplishments. These platforms will highlight our inspiring members, promote engaging events, and share a variety of opportunities for learning, connection, and growth!

Send your PMINJ content / event to to have it posted on the PMINJ social platforms.


Mentor / Mentee Program:
PMINJ offers free and personalized mentorship to PMINJ members. The program provides short-term guidance to working project professionals and is available to all chapter members. Benefits include expanding your professional network and earning PDUs. Click the link above to learn more about being a Mentee or Mentor.

Support For Job Searches:

The PMINJ chapter has two types of job support:
  1. The site provides a listing of current opportunities available. If you join the Networking email list, your will get an email notice when new opportunities are posted.
  2. Chapter members can post their resumes on the website. Send your resume to
Work Search Buddy:
The Work Search Buddy program helps ease the “lonely” aspect of the job search process by providing the ability to partner with another PMINJ member who is also in the hunt for a new job. The program helps concentrate on supporting the search and is a great way to connect and learn from another chapter member.

Join the Veterans LCI:
The Veterans LCI will work in cooperation with the PMINJ Chapter to provide value to Veterans as they pursue project management careers. The LCI will provide a forum to share common interests and challenges. Learn more about the LCI by visiting the chapter web page or by emailing

Our PMINJ chapter is strong because of its nearly 5,000 members. We need you more than ever to stay healthy and to help the chapter where you can. Be involved in supporting the important work of this chapter. Visit the redesigned chapter web page and you’ll see that it’s easier than ever to learn about our volunteer opportunities – and how to create your own opportunity!

Expand Your Knowledge & Skills
Expand Knowledge Skills

This fascinating case study on the PMI site describes “how improved communication and collaboration helped NASA’s project team overcome setbacks and launch the James Webb Space Telescope…” The case study delves into technical and human risk factors, oversight, and effective project management. The companion images derived from the telescope are also amazing. 

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