Showing Future Leaders the Value of PMI
3rd Annual Student Virtual Summit
Helping the next generation of project leaders understand how to effectively manage projects is critical to both the profession and the organizations the profession serves. Over 2,000 live attendees tuned in for this online event. The keynote talk discussed using project management skills to climb Mt. Everest.
Sessions included design thinking and career guidance from emerging project management practitioners working at NASA, Google and Microsoft.
Learning about Topics Impacting Projects
Military Initiative Matches Skills with Career Opportunities
Project management is an ideal profession for military veterans or service members transitioning back into the civilian workforce. Recognizing this potential, PMI launched a military initiative for chapters in the United States in 2016, which encouraged service personnel to pursue project management careers. In 2017, PMI built on that effort, introducing a web page tailored to military customers and a concierge service for transitioning and veteran military personnel. The “concierge” helps our military customers navigate how to earn a PMI certification, apply for PMI and chapter membership, and connect to a local chapter for mentorship and exam prep. The goal is to help fill the project management talent gap with highly qualified individuals.
As of the end of 2018, 90 of 140 chapters in the United States were participating in the initiative.
2018 saw the addition of two new standards to our existing library of standards: The Standard for Organizational Project Management (OPM) and Benefits Realization Management: A Practice Guide. We also launched the update process for five existing standards planned for release in 2019: The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects; The Standard for Earned Value Management; the Practice Standard for Scheduling – Third Edition; the Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures – Third Edition; and the Practice Standard for Estimating – Second Edition.