While PMI has been a global organization for many years, it is widely recognized that the organization has been North America-centric. Chapters, members and partners on the other side of the world have felt that their suggestions or cries for help had become a mere whisper by the time they reached those listening from PMI’s global headquarters near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S. To help address this challenge, and to ensure that PMI is prepared to serve areas of the world where project management is growing and developing fastest, the organization needed to redouble its efforts to fully serve stakeholders around the world.
2019 marked a sea change for PMI’s global footprint. We have now divided the globe into eight business regions, and also have many of these regional leaders spearheading industry-specific Working Groups for greater reach and focus. These regional leaders also represent the Chapters in their respective regions in order for us to get closer to the needs of our customers.
This year, PMI President & CEO Sunil racked up more than 455 hours (that's nearly 19 straight days!) of airtime traveling to engage with PMI chapters, members, and stakeholders around the globe.
PMI Regions and 2019 Regional Managing Directors
Global Chapter Growth Through the Years
To better serve our global audience, we also took a number of other important steps during 2019 to advance PMI’s expanding global outlook.
- Opened additional offices in London and Changdu, China to better serve stakeholders in Europe and in our fastest-growing country in Asia.
- Piloted programs for stakeholders in India and Brazil to transact in their local currencies.
- Forged an expanded partnership with Pearson Vue to offer additional test centers around the world, as well as to offer new, robust local language test options for candidates.
Global Executive Council
The PMI Global Executive Council – an exclusive partner network of elite organizations driving the future of project management – has grown to include more than 90 members in more than 20 countries across 9 regions.
Global Executive Council Meeting – Zurich 2019
Key takeaways from PMI's Global Executive Council Meeting
The Council delivered three major accomplishments in 2019:
1. Welcomed 11 new members.
2. Successfully implemented co-creation efforts between PMI and Council members, resulting in the development of Baseline.
This product is aimed at making project management more accessible to non-traditional project managers. The effort involved an extensive team effort collaboration between PMI and members of the Council.
3. Brought together Council members for two in-person meetings held in Zurich, Switzerland and Ottawa, Canada.
Members came together to share ideas and insights on the future of the profession and work itself.
2019 Award Highlights
2019 PMI Project of the Year Award Winner - Embraer
E190-E2 Program Development
2019 PMO of the Year Award Winner: Fannie Mae
The PMI Fellow Award is PMI’s highest and most prestigious individual award, recognizing and honoring PMI members who have made sustained and significant contributions to the project management profession and the Institute for more than a decade.