Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Tewksbury Lodge
249 Ohio St, Buffalo, NY 14204
Event: Project of the Year Awards!
Price: $15 Members/Nonmembers, $10 Students, Award Finalist free
Talent Triangle: 1 PDU Leadership
Course Identifier: C08020191030, PMI Assigned PDU Claim Code: TBD
Join Buffalo-Niagara's Best and Brightest for an exciting event presenting and celebrating PMI Buffalo's Project of the Year winners! This year, we honor PMI's 50th Anniversary by taking sustainable development goals as our theme. Western New York is no slouch when it comes to resourceful innovation OR perseverance, and the winning projects of this prestigious award provide shining examples of both!
Meet the Project Managers who guided these projects to completion at an exciting Dinner and Drinks event, located at the scenic Tewksbury Lodge!
This year's award finalists include the following organizations:
Feed Buffalo, a small Buffalo-based non-profit dedicated to making sure that the most vulnerable and underserved members of the community are able to keep from going hungry, nominated an exciting new project where small but useful little free pantries were designed, manufactured (locally!), and prepped for installation in food deserts throughout Buffalo.
SewREDI, an all-volunteer Refugee Refugee Economic Development initiative in Buffalo, NY, uses sewing to impart economic empowerment strategies to members of Buffalo's refugee community...who create, and profit from 100%, the wares they create through SewREDI. The non-profit submitted a project which was exclusively run by student volunteers from Canisius College: the project "Meet the Makers" allows the public to get to know the makers of these wares, showcasing 10-20 of the most active refugee makers and telling their stories on the Sew REDI website.
Junior Achievement of Western New York, a non-profit which has long been bringing their volunteer-lead financial literacy programs to K-12 year olds in the area, nominated their annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser for POTY 2019. This event is the product of a year's worth of planning, helps provide awareness of the organization, and this year saw its biggest returns yet, due to exciting new approaches taken by their project managers!
Are you a fan of comics? So are the project managers at the Wakanda Alliance, which focuses on the Marvel-based Black Panther comic Black Panther, and the substantial African lore which it draws from. Their project, an exciting and accessible workshop which they bring to schools and other places where young people gather, bring education through invigorating sessions, mixing the reading of these comics with comprehensive discussions on the rich and ancient origins of much of their content, and the complexities (societal roles, economic class structures, and more) that drive the action within.
M&T Bank provided an exciting project this year, the Credit Lifecycle Management program, which is actually a series of highly interdependent projects modernizing and simplifying the Bank's Commercial and Business Banking lending technology, process, data, and operating model. To date, this is the largest transformation project M&T has undergone, and the Bank's Enterprise Transformation Office, which tackled it, dlivered on time, on budget, and to scope, as evidenced by a 10% cost and schedule variance.
Chat and network with other PMI members while learning why each project was nominated, how it stands out, and what its impact is on the community. By the evening's end, you will have gotten an exclusive look at the region's most exciting projects of the year!
Interested in nominating your project for the Project of the Year Award?
Complete the following Nomination Form by October 11, 2019. Link:
For additional details visit the PMI Buffalo Project of the Year Award webpage. Link:
Award Finalists: POYFINALIST
|Event End Date||10-30-2019|
|Registration Start Date||09-07-2019|
|Cut off date||10-30-2019|
|Individual Price||Price: $15 Members/Nonmembers, $10 Students, Award Finalist free|