Our Chapter


The Washington DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) was formed to serve the networking and education needs of Washington DC metropolitan area residents, which includes Northern Virginia and Maryland.

With monthly meetings, professional development offerings (such as certification review courses), periodic workshops, and a monthly newsletter, the PMIWDC chapter strives to promote the profession of Project Management by and for its members, provide opportunities for project management education and the professional development of its members, and provide a framework for professional networking and social interaction among its members.

Chapter History

The Washington, DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) was chartered in 1978 as the eighth chapter of PMI. The chapter became a Virginia corporation in 2000 with the official name of Project Management Institute Washington, D. C. Chapter, Inc. (PMIWDC).

The original focus was on the construction industry. The primary sponsor was Arthur Anderson. In the ensuing years the chapter grew to become the largest chapter in the world and expanded its focus to the many industries and government areas embracing Project Management. This document highlights some of the key facts and milestones achieved during those years.

Our Mission and Vision

  • Mission – Empower professional diverse members to evolve in their Project Management careers through professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Vision – Project Managers Today Enable a Better Tomorrow – where the success of individuals and the value they contribute to their organizations and the community is directly attributed to Project Management
  • Values – High-Impact Community Leaders - PMIWDC has a strong, memorable Impact on every project manager we engage within the Project Management Community and the Washington DC metropolitan area as demonstrated Leaders in our profession

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