2015 Annual Report

A Letter to Stakeholders

As the Chair of your Board of Directors and the CEO, we both have the opportunity to interact with thousands of PMI members and certified professionals each year. When we ask them: “What is PMI?” we get a different answer from each one. PMI is many things to many people – we serve nearly three million stakeholders in nearly every country around the globe – so your answer would likely depend on your unique perspective.

Throughout this digital annual report, you will see, hear and experience some of the ways our members, certified professionals, and volunteers have made PMI their own; how PMI has advocated for the profession all of our stakeholders share; and how we are demonstrating the value that project management provides to individuals, businesses, governments, and society.

A student might know PMI because he or she has used a PMI-published book or periodical in one of his or her classes. University professors might view PMI as a source to help fund and publish academic research, or as a resource for course curricula. A young professional just entering the workforce might appreciate the breadth of career tools and networking opportunities that we offer. As they advance in their careers, project managers might turn to PMI for certifications or leadership training. And senior-level executives from governments and organizations worldwide look to us for guidance on standards, program implementation, and performance improvement.

So what is PMI? You are PMI. And we are proud to represent each and every one of you. Let’s continue to do great things together.

Steve Delgrosso

Chair, 2015 PMI Board of Directors

Mark Langley

President and CEO, Project Management Institute

Our Stories

The Faces of Project Management

Evrard Spencer

I was introduced to project management early in my career as an IT professional. I found project management to provide an edge in running my own technology services business. Now, I am a member of the 2016 PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class where I collaborate with an international, diverse group of high-caliber project management professionals in exploring and influencing the project management field on the job and as volunteers on PMI chapter boards.

United States

Ivan Rincon

As a project management professional working in a world-class research institution, I use PMI’s standards and practice guides to provide value to our many stakeholders in highly innovative and complex projects. Scientists, governments, and the general public look at our products and services and wonder how we do it: applying sound project management practices is key to our success.


Nguyen Si Trieu Chau

I teach courses that help professionals to earn PMI certifications. I also consult and run projects based on the methodology that I learned from PMI and it works well (scheduling management and agile). Continuous learning from the best practices around the world (through PMI standards and guidelines) helps my projects run well and makes my customers happy.


Cristian Soto

I conduct project management simulations as workshops and also give courses and consulting about effective questions in project management critical points. Collaborating with PMI chapters in my region, I find ways to show people (mainly young professionals) all the benefits of building a project management career and getting involved with volunteer opportunities.


Gamze Karayaz

Creating an agile learning environment for students studying both technical and non-technical degrees who know nothing about project management is significantly more challenging than other courses I teach. I invite experienced project managers from PMI chapters all over the world to speak to my students to improve their understanding and learning. It is amazing to see interdisciplinary teams create a world of opportunities in learning for future project managers.


Thomas Old

Working with a major university MBA program, I teach project management. We use many tools and articles from PMI to build our course syllabus and program. We find that the students see project management as the framework to leverage their MBA skills for their careers.

United States

Kelly Evans

As a project manager in the field of information technology, and with my chapter volunteer efforts, I have found the most value in developing trusting and authentic relationships. This involves active listening to fully understand the challenges. Developing a relationship early means my team knows I support their efforts and will be there to clear barriers whenever they arise.

United States


2015 Consolidated Financial Statements

We continued to experience solid financial performance in 2015, allowing us to focus on the initiatives and activities that advance the project management profession and serve the needs of our stakeholders around the globe.

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