Founded in 1969 PMI, with over 1.6 Million worldwide certifications and an active community of over 600.000 members, PMI is today the source and resource for the largest professional association in the world, offering training, accreditation and communities, issuing globally recognised standards, sponsoring and publishing research and thought leadership.
A quickly growing community has become the world's leading association for those who consider the project, program or portfolio management their profession. PMI Value to the organisation is widely recognised in terms of business performance, attracting and retaining talent through leadership and career journey support.
Figure 1 PMI Community
While maintaining this leadership position in project management, PMI Strategic outlook has expanded its scope and span of reach not only to those who consider the project, program or portfolio management their profession, but to include all changemakers, empowering them to drive changes through a broad range of ways of working & power skills, while amplifying business acumen.
Figure 2 Changemakers Community
Figure 3 PMI Services vs Career Seniority
Embracing and expanding impact from project managers to all changemakers and knowledge workers to create ten times a positive impact on our society. More broadly, Changemakers are people whose job involves using the information to make impactful decisions to enable changes; those who proactively drive change and as such need project management skills. They might be PMs by profession or people who would never consider themselves project managers today. Changemakers tackle diverse global challenges and require a broad skillset with a foundation in project management alongside additional skills tailored to the need of these challenges.
As such PMI strategic outlook aims to define and shape the future of work for all changemakers, to achieve a Positive and lasting Impact on our society.
This transformational change is supported by PMI non only in term of strategy outlook but mainly leveraging its product portfolio, defined and shaped with key resources to back the change.
PMI product strategy is indeed developed to serve changemakers, providing targeted offerings at key moments and ongoing engagement services for all changemakers community.
Figure 4 PMI Product Strategy
Today's organisations have high demands in terms of talent development to support successful projects. This includes technical and leadership skills, customer centricity, business skills and also digital skills.
Figure 5 In Demand Skills
PMI learning framework is designed to enable each organisation and chapter member to succeed in their challenges, providing guidance and support enabling individuals to maintain and acquire the relevant skills, knowledge and capabilities needed throughout their career.
Figure 6 PMI Learning Framework
PMI is constantly developing its product portfolio to address the different needs, with Agile and Waterfall certifications, digital learning, but also offering events and virtual experiences.
Figure 7 PMI Product Offerings
Based on the needs at various levels (individual, professional, enterprise) the PMI product portfolio offers a broad and digitalised encyclopaedia tools, frameworks, and certification to address those needs.
In the next issue of our PMI Luxembourg Newsletter, we will deep dive into the main PMI certifications offerings, which span from traditional waterfall certifications (e.g. PMP) to Agile Certifications (e.g. D.A.). We will also provide an overview of the various PMI Online Offerings & Micro Certifications, like also available PMI Tools & Resources.