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PMI-DVC Connect 

July 2021, Volume 1, Issue 6


Frank T Anbari

From the Editor Welcome to the July Issue of our Chapter’s newsletter, PMI-DVC Connect!

In this issue, we feature the availability of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition, call attention to volunteer opportunities, touch on PMI Virtual Experience Series 2021, and PMIstandards+ Visitors, highlight the Second Meeting of the PMI-DVC Academic Council, spotlight the Call for Nominations – PMI-DVC Board of Directors Positions, draw attention to helpful items, celebrate Chapter members who achieved important milestones, and recognize our Sponsors and Educational Partners.

Best wishes for health and safety to all.

Frank T. Anbari, PhD, PMP

Newsletter Editorial Team: Frank T. Anbari, Amber Hill, and Kaitlyn Luboff.

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PMBOK® Guide 7 – ATTENTION PMI Members! 

Get early access to the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition today! PMI members can download a free, English-language PDF of the PMBOK® Guide and non-members can purchase it in eBook format. 

Print versions and local language translations will begin releasing in August. 

Download your copy today: PMBOK 7 Download




Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer PDU Graphic Volunteering is not only a way to give back to the profession; it is also a great way to earn PDUs! To see current opportunities, click here.


Important News from PMI®:

PMI Virtual Experience Series 2021

PMI will continue its award-winning Virtual Experience Series in 2021.

For more information and to register, please click below:

PMIstandards+™ Visitors – below is some content from the site:

Ambiguity can pose a real threat to your projects in just about every phase. Even with the best planning, there are always unknown risks that get revealed during execution. But you can overcome uncertainty while keeping your project on track with the following tactics!

  • Collaboration and documenting the right details are key to making a quality work breakdown structure (WBS). Learn more with this 360-degree view of the WBS --  Advantages and Limitations of a WBS.
  • Follow-on elicitation activities can keep the focus on the right things. Check out the three stages of elicitation --  The Three Stages of Elicitation.
  • Download this SWOT analysis template to help get a clear picture of what your project is facing -- SWOT Analysis Template.

Explore all of PMIstandards+™ content today. PMI members enjoy unlimited access! Tell a friend! Join PMI today.

Second Meeting of the PMI-DVC Academic Council:

The PMI-DVC second Academic Council meeting will be on Friday, August 27, 2021, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.  The mission of the Academic Council is to:

  • Improve the quality of Project Management education in the Delaware Valley service area
  • Share tools and techniques for teaching project management
  • Help individuals advance their skillset, knowledge and careers
  • Attract (emerging professionals) new entrants to engage with PMI-DVC

The online event is targeted toward those who teach project management or a related subject at an educational institution, but all interested individuals are invited to join us. 

Registration is now open at:


  • Project Management Teaching Methods – A Panel Discussion
    • Panelists:
      • Barbara Cullis, MBA, PMP, CSM – Faculty Program Director of Technology Projects and MIS, University of Delaware
      • Frank Anbari, Ph.D., PMP – Professor Emeritus, Drexel University
      • Hayden R Phillips, MBA, PMP- Adjunct Instructor – Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley
      • Harris Snyder, MS, PMP – Adjunct Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
      • Scott McCreary MBA, PMP – Adjunct Professor, Drexel University
    • Moderator:
      • Rochelle Sheridan, PMP – Staff Engineer, Marcus Hook Terminal, Energy Transfer LP
  • Introducing Students to PMI – Ken Golkin, MS, MSIE, PMP – Director of Academic Outreach PMI-DVC
  • Degree programs and accreditation
    • Speaker TBD
    • What are the steps to an be an accredited program?
    • Resources to assist in the accreditation process
    • Global Accreditation Center (GAC) requirements to accredit a degree program in Project Management
  • Wrap up and feedback

Please register at:

For more information contact:

Ken Golkin, PMP

Director of Academic Outreach, PMI-DVC

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Call for Nominations – PMI-DVC Board of Directors Positions:

The Nominating Committee of the PMI Delaware Valley Chapter Board of Directors, as appointed by the Board, is pleased to open nominations for the 2022 PMI-DVC Board of Director Positions. As a Chapter member, this is your chance to participate in leading the chapter or to nominate a fellow Chapter member whom you feel would serve as a valuable leader of our organization.

A Board of Director Nominee must:

  • Be a member in good standing with PMI and PMI-DVC.
  • Have participated in PMI-DVC Chapter activities within the past two years, such as volunteer projects, committees, or Board involvement.

The term of office for an elected board position is for two years and will be for 2022 and 2023. The Board will have several positions open for our upcoming election. All elected positions are considered Director At Large, meaning that an available functional role is determined and appointed by the Board once the election is finalized.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative reflects the Delaware Valley Chapter’s commitment to advance a culture of diversity, seek equity, and strive for inclusion (belonging) that enhances the DVC Chapter. All members will be treated fairly, independent of age, race, color, ethnicity, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and veteran or military status.

The DVC Board is committed to welcoming members who can see themselves in Chapter leadership, and know they are included and feel they belong in the community, and the community they serve.

Candidates should be aware that a board position commitment involves an average of 15 hours per month.

To nominate, please complete the Nominee Form found on the PMI-DVC website, or via the link below and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 >>> Click here for the Nominee Form <<<

Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Nominations received after Wednesday, August 25, 2021, will not be considered.

The PMI Delaware Valley Chapter Bylaws may be found on the website.


Helpful items:

Exploring the New PMP® Exam and Prep Course

Recorded free webinar from the International Institute for Learning (IIL).

The presenter gives an overview of the Exam as well as a bit of a deeper dive into the 3 "new" domains. He describes the types of questions on the new exam:

  1. traditional multiple choice
  2. multiple response - there are 7 answers, and the test taker needs to select the best THREE
  3. matching columns
  4. fill in the blank
  5. a "hot spot" where the test taker needs to circle the correct response in a graphic.

This dynamic and engaging webinar will provide an overview of the new exam and the PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Prep course, highlighting the domains and their associated tasks and enablers. As a bonus, IIL will also provide valuable study tips.

Interested participants can register at:

Register now

What You Need to Know About the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition

Recorded 1-hour session presented by the International Institute for Learning (IIL).

The instructor presents a fairly in-depth review of the new PMBOK® Guide.

Interested participants can register at:


Member Highlights:

  • New Members – Welcome New Members who joined the Chapter in June 2021!
    • Tammy Adams, Angela Aghajanian, Ibukunoluwa Aladekomo, Ahmed Ali, Holly Allen, Linde Allison, Jeffrey Aube, Rashad Bishop, Claire Blum, Anthony Bumbry, Michael Carroll, Richa Chavan, Karen Clark, Alexandra Clark, Susan Coblentz, Calie Coghlan, David Cohn, Galina Cole, David Craig, Dylan Decker, Gwen Derr, Martin Dunn, Ariel Endress, Christopher Farrell, Cara Ferrone, Daja Forrest, Eric Fussenegger, Evaristo Garcia, Katherine Garrity, Samuel Gillin, Joshua Grindatto, Mark Hackney, Nicole Hale, Morgan Handwerk, Karl Hillier, Lisa Hines, Ryan Hoffman, Daniel Hupkowicz, Jennifer Jackson, Serena Jones, Scott Kamin, Deborah Keen, Carmel Kremser, Jennifer Lincul, Stephen MacNichol, Chris Maisto, Anna Marcellus, Robert McDonald, Christopher McEntee, Kathy McHenry, Plaxedia Mgandani, Laura Miller, Raymond Miller III, Scott Mucci, David Murray, Makeeda Murray, Jeffrey Olavarria, Michelle Pawk, Alex Philpott, Anthony Planer, Lisa Potter, Marissa Presser, Brittany Quinn, Shahana Ramaswamy Kumari, Colleen Robinson, Shirene Saad, Dianna Sands, Henry Scheck, Rose Schmidt, Michelle Scott, Abi Shanmugam, Greg Shelton, Nathaniel Slyder, Heather Stefan, Edward Stelacio, Brian Taggart, Keri Tex, Jon Thompson, Elizabeth Thorwart, Paige Tomasello, Tiffany Tucker, Mark Turner, Wayne VanOstenbridge, Allison Vanscoy, David Ventura, Lucy Ward, Steph Westerland, and Aaron York.
  • Member Certifications – Congratulations to our newest Certificate holders who achieved certifications in June 2021:
    • PMP® – Mary Bullock, David Craig, Kevin Fein, Maria Franklin, Chris Maisto, Ramkumar Paneerselvam, Kerrilynn Steck, Tiffany Tucker, and Vittal Uppalapati.
    • PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) – Michael McDevitt.
    • DASM – Jesse Sardina.
    • CAPM – Suzanne Dreitlein, Michelle Pawk, and Virlene Tyler.
  • 20-year anniversaries – Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 20 years of certification in June 2021:
    • PMP® – Mary Harsha, Craig Waverka, and George Worth.             
  • 15-year anniversaries – Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 15 years of certification in June 2021:
    • PMP® – Lori Hetherington, and Joseph Shuttleworth.     
  • 10-year anniversaries - Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 10 years of certification in June 2021:
    • PMP® – Jill Becker, Carla Bolling, Michael Calvano, Damian Campayo, Julius Colina, Jessica Gravatt, Ann Hooper, John Kowalski, Michelle Morris, Mieke Nee, and Joseph Rebl, Jr.
    • PMI–SP – Bryan Eaton.
  • 5-year anniversaries – Congratulations to our Certificate holders celebrating 5 years of certification in June 2021:
    • PMP® – John Bottinger, Ildefonso Burgos-Gil, P.E., Bradley Landis, Louis Novakis, Amy Novina, Sarah Nunn, Mile Petrov, Elva Richardson Tokpah, Joel Sichel, and Leon Wilson.




*2021 Annual Plan Goals*

Grow Emerging Professional Membership.

Expand Engagement with Membership using Creative and Varied Methods to Deliver Value.

Expand and Engage with more Academic Institutions Building Relationships and Growing Membership.


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