1 May 2020

Action Items

PMI Most Influential Projects Website nominated for a Webby Award – VOTE NOW!

Our Most Influential Projects website (MIP) has been recognized as a Nominee in the 24th Annual Webby Awards! This exciting news means that the MIP site is one of the five best in the world in its category, and among the top 10% of all work entered into the competition! This award nomination is an opportunity to recognize the PMI teams that made this happen and will also showcase PMI to a global premiere audience.

In addition to The Webby Award, which is chosen by the Academy, The Webby People’s Voice Award is voted on by the public. Please share this news with your chapter members, colleagues and everyone you know and ask them to VOTE VOTE VOTE!

Here's how:  

  1. Visit the 24th Annual Webbys People’s Voice Page 

  2. Click the VOTE button on our entry

  3. Follow the instructions to log-in and cast your vote

Voting for People's Voice ends on Thursday, 7 May, at 11:59 PM/PST.

Make a PMImpact

Our community is in a unique position to help those impacted by COVID-19. In response to these uncertain times, we are launching a new social good campaign  – PMImpact. Learn how you can volunteer and share your stories on our new PMImpact microsite. We can’t wait to see the impact you’re making!

Need to Know

Tax Filing Deadline for U.S. Chapters is 15 May

The filing deadline for U.S. chapters that operate on a fiscal year is 15 May. The 990 Informational Tax Return comes in three different forms:

  • 990: For chapters that have gross receipts in 2019 greater than or equal to US$200,000 or total assets greater than or equal to US$500,000
  • 990EZ: For chapters that have gross receipts in 2019 less than US$200,000 or total assets less than US$500,000
  • 990N: The E-File postcard for chapters that have gross receipts in 2019 less than or equal to US$50,000

Once you have filed your return with the IRS, please send a copy to your Chapter Administrator for inclusion and archival in the Component System (CS).

Next Iteration of Chapter Digital Engagement Platform is Ready

Since 2019 PMI, working with select chapters has launched 4 Chapter Digital Enhancement Platforms (CDEP) as minimum viable products to serve as chapter websites. The team is excited to announce the next phase, which will include additional enhancements. Learn more about CDEP and link to chapters sites using the new platform.

PMI News

Introducing Basics of Disciplined Agile Online Course 

Find the best Agile solution for your situation with Disciplined Agile. This self-paced, online course shows you how to choose the right agile solution for your situation, and achieve a way of working that gets better results, faster. Because true business agility comes from freedom, not frameworks.

New Podcast – Center Stage: The Voice of the Project Economy

NASA’s Michael Ciannilli shares how he and his teams enhance the efficacy of complex programs while sharing lessons learned with PMI COO Joe Cahill in the premiere episode of our new podcast. Listen to the first episode—The Challenge to Succeed.

Important Details Regarding PMI’s new eCommerce Platform

On 21 April, PMI successfully launched a new eCommerce platform as part of our Seamless Purchasing Experience. The new platform improves the overall customer experience, providing a more personalized approach and creating a unified and seamless purchasing experience. Here are the key features of the new platform and changes to the online purchasing experience.

Leadership Development Opportunities

Virtual Leadership Institute Meeting 2020-Latin America is Next Week

Join your fellow Latin American chapter leaders on Saturday, 9 May for the first-ever virtual LIM. Take part in Q&A sessions, earn badges and network with peers. The real-time digital translation is available for all sessions. The event is free, but registration is required. Register today!

Retaining First-Year Members

First-year members are the most at-risk audience and provide a huge opportunity to increase your chapter retention rates. Learn about key membership programs and services at both the global level and the local chapter level that can help you retain this important segment. Log onto at PMI.org/PMILearn and search “Audio Recording” to access.

Is Your Chapter Ready for a Chapter Mentoring Program? 

Mentoring next generation project managers is a service chapters can use as a recruitment and retention tool. Is your chapter ready to initiate a mentoring program? Find out by taking the Readiness Assessment in the PMI Chapter Mentoring Program Toolkit. Find it in the Marketing Portal.

Brand Update

Chapter Website Rebranding Extended to 31 May

Congratulations, chapters! All 300+ chapter logos have been rebranded and posted to the Marketing Portal. Additionally, more than 200 chapters have completed their website rebranding. The deadline to complete the rebranding process has been extended to 31 May 2020. This is the final deadline, and no reimbursements will be approved after that date. The minimum requirements for approval are:

  • The chapter logo must be the new approved logo
  • The website’s colors must include the new brand colors: tangerine, aqua and violet
  • The website’s fonts must be Agrandir and Pressura, or Arial
  • No elements of the old brand should be present on the website.

Please review the brand update in this edition of PMInsight regarding details on reimbursement.

Chapter Highlight

From In-Person to Virtual in 1 Week

Members of the Delaware Valley Chapter helped to convert an in-person science competition to a successful virtual event in just one week. Read about the chapter’s commitment to supporting STEM students.

PMI Educational Foundation

Share with Your Chapter: PMIEF Announces Nonprofit Partnerships

The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) is excited to announce its partnerships with three prominent non-profits – F1 in Schools, Special Olympics International and JA Africa. Help PMIEF get the word out and copy and paste the content below on your chapter’s social channels. We’ll see you in the social-verse.

“PM skills are needed now more than ever. So, #PMIEF is proud to announce three new powerful partners joining us on our mission to help youth build life skills through project management. Learn more today!

PMI in the News