PMI.org January 2020 I Page 3
he start of a new year often inspires reflection.
And as we enter the early days of a new decade,
The list of our 2019 accomplishments is impressive—
from naming Sunil Prashara president and CEO to
several key acquisitions in the agile space and launching
PMI’s new brand.
We began with a special sense of purpose as we
marked PMI’s 50th anniversary with our Global
Celebration of Service. It was an ambitious project, with
the PMI community ultimately contributing 100,000
volunteer hours to causes aligned to the United Nation’s
Sustainable Development Goals. It’s just one way in
which our community has harnessed our passion and
talents to drive social change around the world this
The anniversary celebrations continued through
the year with events held by chapters and at
PMI headquarters, along with the release of
a commemorative book on the history of the
organization, the profession and the world in projects.
The anniversary milestone also inspired the release of
our ranked list of the 50 most influential projects of the
past 50 years.
“The projects we’ve identified provide incredible insights
into how project management has changed, is changing
and will continue to change the world for the better,”
said Mr. Prashara when the top 50 list was released.
“This list demonstrates PMI’s vision of how excellence
in project execution will be critical in meeting the
challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.”
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A Transformative 2019
Sets the Stage for the Future
FROM THE BOARD