Project Management Institute or PMI, What Is It?

PMI is the leading global organization dedicated to project management. Founded in the U.S. in 1969, it brings together management and project management professionals from around the world through internationally recognized standards and certifications.

The PMIs are organized into chapters with their own identity in the regions assigned to them. Today, the PMI has more than 250 chapters and communities of practice in 180 countries. By this time, it has more than half a million accredited and certified associates.

Over the years it has become the most required and most important industry-recognized  certification for companies who are hiring professionals in the area of Project Management.

Mission and Objectives of PMI

The main objective of PMI is to establish the standards of project management. Both the standards and its Professional Certification have been recognized by the governmental and private entities of the world.

This objective is achieved through the following practices:

  • Promote professionalism.
  • Contribute to quality and scope.
  • Encourage the appropriate global application of Project Management for the benefit of the general public.
  • Promote a provide a venue recognized by all for free exchange of ideas, applications and solutions.
  • Identify and promote the foundations of Project Management.

PMI Certification

PMI offers a complete program for the professionals of Project Management.

The program consists of a series of certifications that showcase the commitment to project management as well as the professional skills associated with training, experience and competence of each participant. These certifications, developed by experienced project managers, are the best guarantee for a project’s success.

Skills and abilities that a person working in Project Management should have:

  • Be an expert in project management,
  • Have leadership and communication skills,
  • Be an expert in strategic and business planning.

These characteristics are also reflected in the PMI Talent Triangle published in the PMBOK V.6 guide.

PMP – Project Management Professional

The PMP program covers the good practices that are the foundations for project management. There is a general consensus that the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project management processes can increase the chances of success.

According to PMI’s code of ethics and professional conduct, the most important values for the global project management community are:

  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Impartiality
  • Honesty

In order to obtain the PMP Certification, the candidate must comply with the prerequisites and demonstrate experience and training in the area.

The students of our Master’s in Global BIM Management and Master’s in Global BIM Management for Infrastructure Projects could find the PMP Certification very useful to take their general project management skills to another level while obtaining a certification of international standing that will help them to stand out even more.   

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