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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: Step up, Level up, and Never give up to Inspire Others

07-14-2020 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

Title:  Step up, Level up, and Never give up to Inspire Others


The first step in serving is to sign up to serve. The action is worth a thousand words.

There are many ups and downs in life, but I’ve created fun and learned many valuable lessons during Covid-19 crisis.

During this crisis, what can an individual do to contribute to others? There is no one absolute answer to this, but through a self-publishing project, this speech aids to inspire you to step up, level up, and inspire others together. I will be sharing the journey to publishing and the project experience with my first book – “Mommy is a project manager”, from the idea to publishing.


Higher Education CoP July 15 2020: Microsoft Teams for Project Managers

07-15-2020 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
FREE for all non-members and NCPMI members

Toolbox Cafe:  Microsoft Teams for Project Managers

Gary Hoke, MBA, PMP, CSM, CSPB

Hilary Bouton-Verville, PSM, RLATG

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Public Sector CoP July 2020-5 Keys to Effective Communication

07-15-2020 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Virtual Meeting – Conferencing details will be distributed prior to the meeting


The ability to communicate effectively is perhaps the most important life skill, impacting all aspects of your life both personally and professionally. This skill can take a lifetime to master. However, there are ways to maximize your personal development, moving you in the direction of becoming an effective communicator.

In this session, Darlena will discuss 5 keys to effective communication.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will get a better understanding of the following:

  • Improve team communication and collaboration

  • Establish a culture which allows teams to achieve objectives

  • Motivate and inspire a sense of teamwork, urgency and ownership

  • Present complex issues clearly

About the Speaker


Darlena Swann, MBA, DTM, joined Toastmasters International to overcome her fear of public speaking. In June year she achieved her Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)--the organization's highest educational award. She is a member of two clubs: Blue Devil and Bull City Toastmasters. In 2018-19 she served as Area Director and earned the Select Distinguished status.

Darlena is an educator in the Durham Public School System, CEO and Founder of her own nonprofit, Boss Lady Enterprise, and author of the motivational book titled, "The Ladybug - Words from the Heart." Her passions are community outreach service, youth mentoring, professional development and yoga.

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.

Membership Statistics

Total Members 3935
New Members This Year 383
PMP® Members 2810
CAPM® Members 53
PgMP® Members 12
PMI-SP® Members 5
PMI-RMP® Members 15
PMI-ACP® Members 142
PfMP® Members 3
PMI-PBA® Members 8
Members with no Certification 1066
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 3845
Student Members 55
Other Members 35
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

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Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.

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