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August Chapter Meeting (Virtual)


August 11, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Virtual Meeting


Topic: How to Make Your Virtual Team and Project a Success

*Zoom dial-in information provided on registration confirmation page after you register.


A virtual project team is a group of individuals geographically dispersed who work across space and organizational boundaries to complete projects using communication technology links.  This presentation will discuss the various reasons more projects in today’s business environment are utilizing virtual teams, along with the benefits that can be obtained by use of virtual teams.

There are numerous barriers that can impede the success of virtual teams, and this talk will also discuss the top ten barriers along with strategies for removing these barriers.  Project success is possible with a virtual team, provided the building blocks for success are properly done.  This talk will also discuss the five keys to success when working with virtual teams spanning from getting started to managing the virtual team. 

An effective tool called the project e-communications plan will be explained, along with the available communication technologies that can be used.   This presentation will help make your virtual team and project a success.

Meet Our Speaker: Joseph A. Lukas, PMP,CSM,PE,CCP

Joe Lukas, PMP, CCP, CSM, PE, has over 35 years’ experience in project management and business analysis spanning numerous industries including manufacturing, product development, information technology and construction. Joe also has program and portfolio management, and international projects experience. His areas of expertise include scheduling, earned value, risk management and interpersonal skills such as leadership, negotiations and personality styles.

Joe has been a member of the Project Management Institute since 1985 and earned his PMP in 1992. While living in Rochester, NY, Joe was active with the PMI Chapter, serving in various board positions including two terms as Chapter President. His efforts in growing the Rochester Chapter were recognized in 2001 when Joe received the Chapter award for outstanding contributions.

Joe has also been a member of AACE International since 1989, and earned his Certified Cost Engineer (CCE) in 1994. He served on the Genesee Valley Section Board in various positions including Vice-President, President, Nominations and Membership. Joe has over 50 published articles on project management topics, and is a frequent speaker for companies and organizations across the country. In 2008 Joe received the Jan Korevaar Outstanding Paper Award at the combined 6th World Congress on Cost Engineering and AACE International 52nd Annual Meeting. In 2017, Joe received the Technical Excellence award from AACE in recognition of his many publications and talks.

Joe has also been a guest instructor on project management for many universities including the University of Pittsburgh, Stevens Institute, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport, St. John Fisher College and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Joe is a graduate of Syracuse University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and earned his Professional Engineer license in 1979. 


6:00pm - Virtual Meeting Opens 
6:15-6:30pm - Welcome and Announcements
6:30-7:45pm - Presentation 
8:00pm - Virtual Meeting Ends


Guests are welcome at any meeting. You need not be a member of PMI to attend our monthly meetings. However, please be sure to register in advance.


Virtual (*Zoom dial-in information provided on registration confirmation page after you register.)

PDU Information:

This session will provide you 1.5 PDUs towards the Leadership section of the PMI Talent Triangle.* 
*Note: PDUs for this event will not be submitted by the Chapter. Those seeking PDUs for this event must submit them directly to

More Information on Continuing Certification Requirements:

Technical project management: Knowledge, skills and behaviors related to specific domains of Project, Program and Portfolio Management.

Leadership: Knowledge, skills and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented, cross-cutting activities that help an organization achieve its business goals.

Strategic and Business Management: Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes.


$10.00 Member Virtual Meeting Registration

$15.00 Guest Virtual Meeting Registration