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Chapter Meeting – July 2020:” I am a PMP, Now What? - Career Strategies for Project Managers”

Date: 07-16-2020 5:30 to 8:00 PM

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The NEW DATE for the Annual Conference is August 23rd, 2021

President's Message - July 2020

In these turbulent times, change has become the norm. The PMP®1 Certification is no different. We are in the middle of the most significant changes to the certification that we have ever seen. These changes to the PMP® Certification testing are occurring because of routine certification upgrades and the impact of Covid-19 on our world.

Our NCPMI Summer 2020 PMP® Prep Class is currently in progress. Because of Covid-19, it is our very first Remote-Live PMP® Exam Prep® Class. To prevent virtual fatigue, we are teaching in three-hour segments twice a week. Because there is so much disruption in everyone’s life, our Board of Directors authorized this particular class to be taught at no cost to our members.

Covid-19 has also forced changes in the way the PMP® Certification Exam is administered. Since test centers throughout the world have been closed for months, these exams are now administered online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in your home or office. This practice will continue at least until Pearson Vue Centers throughout the world reopen.

Finally, the PMP® Exam itself is changing effective January 2, 2021. On that date, the PMP® Exam questions will be aligned to the May 2020 Project Management Professional (PMP®) Examination Content Outline. In the past, the PMP® Exam questions came from the five Project Management Process Groups of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. The new PMP® Exam questions will be aligned as follows:

· People (Leadership Principles): 42%

· Process: 50% (these questions are further broken down such that 50% of them focus on Predictive lifecycles, 25 % on Agile lifecycles, and 25% on Hybrid lifecycles.)

· Business Environment: 8%.

This aligns to the Talent Triangle where we have the 3 skills of Strategic and Business Management, Leadership, and Technical.

On top of all of this, the seventh edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge is due for release in the fourth quarter of 2020. The seventh edition of PMBOK®2 will move away from the prescriptive, process driven approach of previous editions to a principle-based document that is much more flexible in how it guides us to success.

As Project Managers, we are Change Managers, and everywhere you look we are optimizing our world to meet the challenges of the environment we operate in. We are that positive force that drives beneficial change. Be proud of it!



1 “PMP” and the PMP logo are certification marks of the Project Management Institute which are registered in the United States and other nations.

2 "PMBOK" is a trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations.

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Communications CoP: 9 Boxes of Life: Discovering Your Life and Work

07-28-2020 5:30 pm -8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting – Conferencing details will be distributed prior to the meeting
FREE for all NCPMI members and non members

This is a NCPMI Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club Meeting.
The Meeting includes networking, inspirational thoughts, prepared speeches, table topics, evaluations, with multiple meeting operations roles.
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (5:30 pm – 6:10 pm) Pre-meeting Networking

Meeting will be convened by Virtual Conference Call


Wondering where our work life and personal life start and end? Is there such a thing as work life balance? With access to technology in this 24/7 world, and the lines blurring between work life and personal life, how do we create a life that is optimal to bring out our best?  This will be an uplifting conversation in identifying what brings us joy, brings out our best, and how having 9 full boxes in our lives make a positive impact on both our work life and personal life.


Healthcare CoP: Practicing Good Nutrition While Working from Home

07-29-2020 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Virtual Meeting – Conferencing details will be distributed prior to the meeting
Free to NCPMI members and non-members


Have you struggled with maintaining good eating habits while working from home?  Has the new normal and your home environment made it difficult to stay on track? If your answer is yes, you are far from alone. Learn how to establish and maintain healthy eating habits while working remotely from home in this era of Covid-19. 

Tonight's presentation from nutritionist, Diane Butler will cover the importance of creating healty habits at home and a plan to maintain those habits long term.

Learning Objectives:

  • Acknowledging your current habits 
  • Establishing healthy eating habits at home
  • Maintaining healthy eating habits at home

About the Speaker


Diane Butler has a passion for food and healthier living.  Her love for healthier eating and the desire to help those living with Diabetes encouraged her to change her career path and  pursue becoming a Registered Dietitian.  Diane has been a Registered Dietitian for almost 7 years, becoming a  Board Certified CDCES (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist) recently. She has created a cookbook for her church organization with the collaboration of the Food Pantry volunteers, using foods that were given in that week's food distribution to make healthier recipes.  She has also volunteered with other health organizations like the Interfaith Food Shuttle, Taking Care of Your Diabetes and the  Raleigh Urban Mission, creating cooking demonstration videos for audiences affected by Diabetes, Heart Disease and Hypertension.  Diane earned her BA in Communications from Winthrop University and attended Meredith for Dietetics. When not pursuing her passions, Diane loves spending time with her husband, daughter and their two dogs-Finnick and Sully (both rescues).  


Higher Education CoP July 2020: Beyond the PMBOoK: Journey to the Secret Sauce| A Discussion of ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ by Brené Brown

07-30-2020 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Free to all non-members and NCPMI members

Beyond the PMBOoK:  Journey to the Secret Sauce| A Discussion of ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ by Brené Brown

Facilitator: Janet Lockhart, CPA, PMP

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Grow Your Skills

It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

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Total Members 3924
New Members This Year 374
PMP® Members 2800
CAPM® Members 53
PgMP® Members 12
PMI-SP® Members 5
PMI-RMP® Members 15
PMI-ACP® Members 140
PfMP® Members 3
PMI-PBA® Members 8
Members with no Certification 1066
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 3837
Student Members 52
Other Members 35
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