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Trade Associations: Project Management Institute

PMI

Primary Contact

Steve Fahrenkrog
Vice President, Regional Development Group
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
Phone: 610.356.4600
Fax: 610.356.4647
Website: http://www.pmi.org/

Organizational Overview

With more than 260,000 members in 170 countries, the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) is the largest association dedicated to project management in the world. As the leading advocate for the profession, PMI is actively engaged in setting professional standards, providing a professional career path for project managers and maintaining a family of globally-transferable professional credentials: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Program Management Professional (PgMPSM).

PMI® global standards and world-recognized credentials have helped establish the Institute as the premier authority in project management, helping it mature into the global organization it is today. In fact, the American National Standards Institute has recognized PMI as a Standards Development Organization.

Through the program, PMI works to develop standards for the profession that are valued by its members, the marketplace and other stakeholders. By doing this, PMI hopes to achieve worldwide excellence in the practice of project management through standards that are widely recognized and consistently applied.

Additionally, PMI is highly regarded for its extensive research capabilities. PMI maintains and supports a very active research arm whose mission is to act as the catalyst for the expansion of the project management body of knowledge. The PMI Research Department shares knowledge with the project management community to enable more effective project execution and achievement of business success. PMI was founded in 1969. Please visit PMI.org for more information.

Scope of Membership Activity

PMI membership is a win-win proposition for the profession and for the practitioner. PMI members are vital in advancing PMI’s advocacy mission and critical programs and projects such as creation and updating of global standards, accreditation of university project management programs, and development of pertinent credentials.

PMI membership helps project managers develop in their career by:

  • Providing excellent networking and volunteering opportunities through PMI communities-- PMI currently has more than 250 chapters in more than 70 countries worldwide, including more than 25 in the Asia Pacific region;
  • Supply profession defining research, such as the popular Salary Survery;
  • Giving members access to knowledge through PMI.org, PMI publications and virtual industry or topic specific interest groups; and
  • Making members visible in the job market through Career Headquarters.

PMI members also recieve excellent discounts on credentialing fees, books, Global Congress registration an electronic-searchable copy of the The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and access to all PMI standards through PMI.org.

Scope of Services

For the past 25 years, PMI has created standards and supported project management practices that are globally recognized. Through its credentialing programs and publications, which include the Project Management Professional (PMP) and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), PMI identifies, defines, documents and champions good project management practices.

PMI currently has 11 standards and 9 official translations in print—making it the leading project management standard development organizations in the world. PMI is the only project management association developing standards for people, projects, programs, portfolios and organizations.

PMI standards are developed through a three-step review and approval process by teams of volunteers from around the globe. PMI standards help improve the understanding and competency of project management practitioners and executive leaders worldwide.

Additionally, PMI is highly regarded for its extensive research capabilities. PMI maintains and supports a very active research arm whose mission is to act as the catalyst for the expansion of the project management body of knowledge. The PMI Research Department shares knowledge with the project management community to enable more effective project execution and achievement of business success.?

PMI makes its research, professional articles and published literature available to PMI members and the public through the PMI® James R. Snyder Center for Project Management Knowledge & Wisdom. This Virtual Library is an important source for relevant, reliable and timely information about project management.

For more information on any of PMI’s available resources please visit PMI.org/Resources.

Specific industry Information

Projects exist in every industry worldwide, from automotive and construction, to aerospace and software. It is easy to see how project managers — those professionals who manage projects consistently with time-tested processes — are a vital part of the global workforce.

As the leading global advocate for the project management profession, PMI empowers its members in all types of organizations—from large to small, public to private, corporate to non-profit—and across all industries by providing them with the credentials, knowledge and skills they need to succeed. These practitioners in turn become catalysts for organizational transformation; generating business results through effective project management.

Standards-related Information

PMI publishes 11 globally recognized project management standards including:

  • Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Third Edition
  • Practice Standard for Scheduling
  • Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management
  • Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition
  • Government Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition
  • Practice Standard for Earned Value Management
  • Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures – Second Edition
  • Project Manager Competency Development Framework – Second Edition
  • The Standard for Portfolio Management
  • The Standard for Program Management
  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®)

Conformity Assessment-Related Information

Currently, PMI has no formal activity in the conformity assessment arena.

Technical Regulations-related Information

Currently, no regulatory agency has jurisdiction over PMI’s industry sector.

International Activities by Region


Africa

John Zlockie
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
Phone: 610.356.4600
Email: John.zlockie@pmi.org


Americas

John Zlockie
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
Phone: 610.356.4600
Email: John.zlockie@pmi.org


Asia Pacific

Steve Fahrenkrog
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
Phone: 610.356.4600
Email: steve.fahrenkrog@pmi.org


China

Steve Fahrenkrog
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
Phone: 610.356.4600
Email: steve.fahrenkrog@pmi.org

Region-Specific Webpage:
http://china.pmi.org


Europe

John Zlockie
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
Phone: 610.356.4600
Email: John.zlockie@pmi.org


India

Steve Fahrenkrog
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
Phone: 610.356.4600
Email: steve.fahrenkrog@pmi.org


Middle East

Steve Fahrenkrog
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
Phone: 610.356.4600
Email: steve.fahrenkrog@pmi.org



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