13 December

Strategic Transformation

Update: Working with Stakeholder Groups in PMI 2.0

As PMI’s transformation evolves, how PMI will work with its stakeholders becomes clearer. Find out the most current information regarding the research and activities that are shaping the way we work with our five “partner channels” (chapters, REPs, academic programs, organization relations and volunteers) in support of making PMI the association of the future.

Action Items

PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition Volunteer Opportunities

We need you! The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition will be available in eleven languages, and volunteers are needed in order to ensure that the translations are accurate. If you are interested, please apply by 20 December 2019 in the Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) by selecting one of the following languages.

Hindi will also be available, however, this translation will be managed by the PMI India office.

Need to Know

Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Eligibility Changes

Since its inception in 2002, the LIMC program has undergone a number of revisions to meet the changing needs of our volunteer leaders, and PMI. As we look to the future we recognize a need to enhance the skills of chapter leaders earlier in their leadership journey so they can contribute to their chapter for years to come. The new eligibility requires applicants to have held an elected or appointed position in a chapter (does not have to be a board position) for no more than 3 years. Additional changes will be detailed in the coming weeks. The application period will open in early January. Find out more information on the program.

2019 CMAG Initiative Report

The Chapter Member Advisory Group (CMAG) is a team of eight global volunteers working in partnership with PMI Chapter Development. This update will provide you with the programs, activities and outcomes of 2018- 2019 initiatives. It will also provide insight to ongoing projects and focus areas going forward. We hope this overview provides you with useful information in your role as Chapter Leaders, Region Mentors and the PMI community.

Leadership Development Opportunities

Best Practices for Annual Planning

A video recording on best practices for annual planning is available on PMILearn. Learn from fellow chapter leaders how they have been successful in creating an annual plan and meeting the needs of their members. Log onto at PMI.org/PMILearn and search “Audio Recording” to access.

Best Practices in First-Year Member Engagement

First-year member engagement is one of the keys to successful retention rates. Learn how top-performing chapters engage this important segment of their membership in the First-Year Chapter Membership Best Practices Video. Watch it here, or find it in the Volunteer Resource Center under the section Recruiting & Retaining Members.

Brand Refresh

Global Celebration of Service – A Huge Success

2019 was such a special year for PMI. As we celebrated our 50th Anniversary, we also discovered how much we share a passion for service, for giving back, and for helping to make the world a better place. While our Global Celebration of Service program will be reshaped in the new year, our support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and our commitment to service will continue well into the future. We thank the thousands of chapter leaders, members and volunteers who put their hearts into this program this year and did so much good around the globe. Stay tuned for more information on how you can continue to participate in 2020 and beyond.

PMI Chapters Moving Fast on Brand Implementation

We are working hard to create your new logo design that captures your chapter’s unique identity. Many of you have already received your full logo package, but if you haven’t yet, rest assured it is coming soon. If your logo is not yet approved, please work with your chapter partner to finish it up as soon as possible so you can start the new year with a fresh new visual identity!

Once you have your logo package in hand, you can connect with your website vendor to get your newly rebranded website underway. If you’re not affiliated with a website vendor, you can continue to work with your current vendor—just give them your logo package. We’ll reimburse your chapter up to $500USD for the work. We’re moving at full speed to get all chapter websites rebranded by the end of Q1 2020, so be sure to ask your chapter partner if you need support.

For more Brand Resources, including Brand Guidelines, logos, Brand symbols, images and more, visit the Marketing Portal. And, check back regularly for newly updated brochures and materials.

PMI Educational Foundation

How Project Management Empowers Youth Around the World

Regardless of what time zone we’re in, what language we speak or what region we represent, we can all agree ─ all social good is good. As 2019 comes to a close, PMIEF would like to thank the PMI chapters and volunteers that used their project management skills for social good efforts. Read this article to learn how multiple PMI chapters made an impact in the lives of youth and helped power The Project Economy.

PMI in the News

25 November 2019
The future of work is nothing to fear
New Statesman
By: Mike DePrisco