May Charlotte Community Meeting

May 21, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Noah's Event Venue
2421 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Ballantyne and Uptown Charlotte Joint Community May meeting

2019 Chapter Meeting Location:
Noah's Event Venue
2421 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC  28217
*Free Parking Available

             May Meeting Topic: 

The Role of the PMO as a Strategic Partner

Presented by: Bryan Foston, PMP

Most PMOs have a hard time sustaining value over time, especially as business environments change. Maintaining relevance becomes a primary focus. But, what happens when you:  

  • Align your PMO with the business strategy, not just the IT projects?
  • Craft and deliver measurable business outcomes?
  • Invest in and deliver project and program management skills that clients are willing to pay for?
One of the greatest value propositions of establishing and operating a PMO is ensuring links both strategic alignment and execution. Mr. Foston will share a recent case study, learnings and key take-aways where he led the successful transformation from a small IT PMO to a profit generating portfolio planning organization integrated into sales and business operations.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Chapter Meeting Presentations 
As a means of helping chapter and local community members who are certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) satisfy the continuing education requirements for re-certification, PMI Metrolina Chapter arranges its monthly meeting schedule to allow a 1.5 hour PDU training session to be incorporated into its normal meeting. 

Topics presented during these sessions are designed to not only satisfy the PDU requirement for re-certifying as a PMP, but to also provide wide appeal to people involved in project management regardless of whether or not they are certified PMPs. The 1.5-hour sessions meet the educational requirements to qualify for 1.5 PDU credits for maintaining PMP® certification or to meet the requirement for attending 35 hours of formal project management education prior to applying to sit for the PMP® exam. 

The sessions are open to all.

Important Chapter Meeting Information

Monthly PMI Metrolina Chapter Meetings:
The PMI Metrolina Uptown Community holds it's monthly chapter meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Most meetings will be held at Noah's Event Venue where there is plenty of free parking and is close to Uptown. Please check the meeting webpage for changes and additional information about the meeting.  Meeting notifications will also be available via email.

REGISTER EARLY:  In order to keep our costs low and provide the best member value possible, we are required to provide our chapter meeting venue caterer with a headcount on the Friday prior to the meeting. It is for this reason that we have discounted pricing for advance registrants. In order to receive the advance registration pricing, you must register, and make payment, for the meeting online before noon on the Monday before the meeting. If you register for a chapter meeting and then later find you are unable to attend, please contact us by email before the start of the chapter meeting and we will perform a one time, no cost transfer of your registration to the following month's chapter meeting. If you register after the stated deadline, we cannot offer you the discounted price and must charge you the full price.

In order to qualify for student pricing, you must be a full time student and show your college/university ID at the door at registration.

In order to qualify for active duty military pricing, you must be currently enlisted and show your military ID at the door at registrration.

Chapter Meeting Fee Schedule:
(Advance pricing ends at noon on the Monday prior to the meeting.)

Members in Advance: $20
Non-Members in Advance: $25
Members and Non-Members at the Door: $30

Students in Advance $12
Students at the Door $20

Active Duty Military in Advance $12

Active Duty Military at the Door $20

New Chapter Members Take Note:
Individuals join the chapter though the PMI website. It can take up to five (5) business days for PMI process a new chapter membership before it shows up in our chapter database. New chapter members will not be able to register for chapter meetings at the chapter member rate until that occurs. The chapter does not want you to wait until your membership is processed, before you attend a chapter meeting. New members who are not able to register for the chapter meeting as chapter members before the advance registration deadline should email [email protected]. You must send your email before the advance registration deadline in order to be eligible for the member advance registration rate. Please attach a copy of your receipt from PMI to the email, showing that you have joined the chapter. If you follow these instructions, you will be charged the advance registration member rate for the chapter meeting. The Membership team will work with you to process your registration either over the phone or in person at the chapter meeting registration table.


$30.00 Member Registration
$20.00 Earlybird rate before May 20

$35.00 Guest Registration
$25.00 Earlybird rate before May 20

$20.00 Student Registration
$12.00 Earlybird rate before May 20

$20.00 Military Ticket
$12.00 Earlybird rate before May 20