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Statistics through 29 February 2020
...in 214 countries
Total Active Holders of:
604,026 CAPM®Certified Associate in Project Management 42,256 PMI-ACP® PMI Agile Certified Practitioner 34,657
PMI-PBA®PMI Professional in Business Analysis 4,180
PMI-RMP®PMI Risk Management Professional 5,696
PMI-SP®PMI Scheduling Professional 2,114
PMP®Project Management Professional 1,041,411
PgMP®Program Management Professional 2,923
PfMP® Portfolio Management Professional 816
stories about chapters cleaning up beaches and lendinga hand to a community impacted by an earthquake.
The PMI 2019 Celebration of Service resulted in over
140,000 hours of service contributed by PMI volunteersglobally. And while this type of work demonstrates PMI’scommitment to social impact and made significantcontributions, according to Ms. Piccard’s vision, we can’tstop there.
Across the world, we have heard clearly that socialimpact matters greatly to our members, volunteers andstakeholders. We have tremendous core capabilitiesand assets to build on. The PMI Educational Foundation(PMIEF) has driven social good initiatives for 30 years,and chapters and volunteers contribute directly andsignificantly across the entire spectrum of the UN’s 17Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many currentand potential members choose to join the PMI familyto benefit their career journey AND contribute to theircommunities in meaningful ways. As an organization,we have an amazing opportunity to apply the skillsand capabilities of our members and volunteers forsocial impact, and leverage our global reach tailored tomeet unique regional and local needs. With a cohesiveapproach, we can deliver outcomes that strengthenachievement of PMI’s overall strategic objectives andensure our social impact efforts are sustainable anddrive lasting impact to the communities we serve.
That is a true win-win.– LuAnn Piccard, PMP
It would honestly be hard not to agree with Ms. Piccard.
PMI as an organization has shown that we are willing to
tackle these issues, but there is still so much more work
to be done, and the truth of the matter is—we can’t do
it alone. Our chapters are our biggest strength when it
comes to making a sizable difference in our world and
the lives of those that live in it. At Global Headquarters
(GHQ), we are just a couple of hands, but our more than
300 chapters span 215 countries and territories. We
have the reach to impact not just our community, but the
world. And we have the knowledge and support to do it.
PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Wecatalyze change-makers to transform communities.We apply skills, capabilities, tools and technologies toproduce outcomes combined with our passion to makea positive difference. We seek out and embrace like-minded partners and organizations to expand ourecosystem of impact. We are driven to continuouslyimprove. We are compelled to make the impossible possible. In fact, we actively seek out and are inspired bythose kinds of challenges. There is no question in my mindthat project managers are the lynchpin to moving socialimpact on a regional and global scale from possibilitiesto tangible outcomes. On a personal level, few thingsare more rewarding to me than when my work directlyimproves and elevates the lives of people and communities, and builds sustainable capacity. What inspires me isstreamlining processes to build more affordable housingwith limited resources and bringing running water andsanitation to improve health in Alaska’s rural communities. I especially enjoy engaging with our local PMI AlaskaChapter, PMIEF and PMI Academic Programs to mentorand educate next-generation professionals and youthso they embrace project management as a life skill andprofession. Deanna Landers, one of our longtime PMIvolunteer leaders, started “Project Managers Without Borders.” What a great way to combine our globalcapacity, skills, creativity and passion. I fundamentallybelieve that project management elevates people.
– LuAnn Piccard, PMP