Project Management and PMI
Project management today is used globally by multi-billion-dollar corporations, governments and small non-profit organizations alike. Project management leadership is a highly sought-after skill as global competition demands that new projects and business development be completed on time and within budget. Professionals working in project management will drive the successful development of exciting new business enterprises in the21st century.
Since its founding in 1969, Project Management Institute (PMI®) has grown to be the organization of choice for project management professionals. With over 200,000 members world-wide, PMI is the leading not-for-profit professional association in the area of project management. PMI establishes professional standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification.
PMI members can join a variety of component organizations including chapters, Specific Interest Groups (SIGs) and Colleges. Chapters are geographic-based; SIGs are industry- or interest-based, and Colleges center on a PMBOK Guide knowledge area. PMI’s components offer a broad range of services including newsletters, educational programs, networking events, case studies, PMP Certification preparation courses, and much more.
The PMI Southern Maryland Chapter will be recognized as a dynamic leading edge organization comprised of dedicated project management professionals, who are committed to serving the business and educational community of Southern Maryland through the advancement of Project Management knowledge.
Mission and Objectives
- Provide a forum for project management professionals and business community leaders.
- Promote PMI principles through networking, sharing project experiences, providing and receiving training.
- Support project management professionals with certification efforts.
- Advance the mission and objective of the PMI within the Southern Maryland area.
- Develop a growing and committed membership in Southern Maryland through an aggressive recruiting plan.
- Promote professional project management principles and techniques with local businesses, universities, and professional associations.
- Develop and provide quality programs based on Southern Maryland project management needs.
- Create and maintain an evolving education program that supports the PMI Professional Certification Program.