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Spanning geographic areas, sectors and timelines, these
are the projects that have transformed business, culture
and society. And whether it was the World Wide Web,
the Belt and Road Initiative, Harry Potter or the Sydney
Opera House, the projects and rankings have sparked
lively conversations throughout our community.
(Visit mip.pmi.org to explore the full list.)
The Way Forward
Since arriving at PMI in March, Mr. Prashara has wasted
no time in meeting with employees, volunteers, chapter
leaders, members and certification holders around the
world to better understand who we serve and what
Mr. Prashara also announced two major acquisitions
designed to address organizations’ major pain points,
resulting in stronger business outcomes, faster:
◆ Disciplined Agile (DA): The DA toolkit provides context-specific practical guidance for individuals and teams
and is known as the world’s only comprehensive agile
body of knowledge.
◆ FLEX: This approach helps organizations understand
“what’s not working” at a system level and identify
bottlenecks and eliminate them to improve workflows.
These additions “are important building blocks for PMI as
we address new ways of working in an increasingly agile
world,” Mr. Prashara explained.
It’s also a testament to the association’s commitment
to the project management community. “PMI is now
positioned to add even more value for members by
providing a full continuum of products, services, training
and certifications to project managers, agile leaders
and their teams wherever they are in their careers—
sometimes even before they know they need it,” he said.
Introducing The Project Economy
Even as PMI celebrated its past, it was preparing for
the future—and for a business world that continues
to change at an unprecedented pace. Against that
backdrop, PMI began to pose some crucial questions.
As Cindy Anderson, PMI’s vice president, brand
management, put it: “Who could PMI be for the future?
Who should we be to represent this diverse set of
stakeholders that are going to need a different set of
skills and capabilities, that are going to need different
ways of working as organizations continue to struggle
with constant disruption and ongoing transformation?”
The result was a powerful new brand unveiled at PMI®
Global Conference last October. More than just a new
logo or a fresh set of colors, the brand highlights our
position and purpose as the center of what we call
The Project Economy. More and more, organizations
are removing siloes, smoothing out processes and
restructuring their operations to focus on a portfolio of
projects. They’re discovering what we in the profession
already know: that focusing on project performance
is the key to delivering stakeholder value in today’s
turbulent business environment. In The Project Economy,
people must possess the right skills and capabilities to
help organizations deliver the right products to the right
stakeholders with an eye toward societal value.
That will require a shift in mindset—and the brand
is meant to reflect that, with new design language
representing PMI’s ability to deliver value during this time
of constant change.
Statistics through 30 November 2019
…in 215 countries
Total Active Holders of:
591,608 CAPM®Certified Associate in Project Management 40,903 PMI-ACP® PMI Agile Certified Practitioner 32,471
PMI-PBA®PMI Professional in Business Analysis 3,987
PMI-RMP®PMI Risk Management Professional 5,537
PMI-SP®PMI Scheduling Professional 2,072
PMP®Project Management Professional 1,001,874
PgMP®Program Management Professional 2,837
PfMP® Portfolio Management Professional 801