28 June PMInsight

Strategic Transformation

Navigator: An MVP in the Membership Model Redesign

PMI’s customers told us they want expert career advice – whether they were just starting out in project management or they are ready to take the next step. In response: meet Navigator.

Strategic Transformation

Transformation: What Do You Want to Know?

Complete a survey telling us what you would most like to know about PMI’s transformational journey. Surveys will be updated regularly.

Reach Out – Ask Questions and Share Ideas With PMI

To increase dialogue and understanding between volunteer leaders and PMI, we invite you to submit your thoughts, feedback and questions on PMI’s transformation—or any topic related to your experience with PMI. Send an email to ChapterSupport@pmi.org. The email box will be monitored regularly, and messages will be forwarded to the person most appropriate to respond or take action. We want to hear your ideas and feedback. Please reach out to us!

Need to Know

Certification and PMBOK® Guide Updates: Transformation Impacts for Chapters

With a laser focus on customers and a commitment to advance their careers, we are delivering changes to our certification and product portfolio that serve our customers’ needs. Learn how our Transformation initiatives are supporting practitioners to be essential in their organization’s in fast-paced, digital work environments, and how these changes could bring new credential-seekers:

1. PMP® Exam Content Outline Reflects Diverse Skills and Approaches to Project Management

Project management practitioners need more diverse skills and approaches to deliver outcomes and value to their organizations more than ever before. Our future-proof PMP®exam has arrived, with content to ensure our credential remains relevant to project management practitioners’ ways of working. Expect to see the following: 

  • More approaches to delivering outcomes. The exam will cover both predictive (~50%) and agile/hybrid (~50%) approaches to project management.
  • Domains aligned to real-life practices. The number of domains will be reduced from five to three, which include People, Process, and Business Environment. Specific project management approaches will not be aligned to individual domains but will be incorporated throughout the exam. 

PMI recognizes the need to support chapters in transforming their content to prepare candidates to succeed on this new exam, beginning with a revised Exam Content Outline (ECO). We are committed to sharing ongoing updates and additional information to support you in this journey, including new resources to help align existing content around the new exam, and identify gaps in content development.  

2. Exciting Updates for Existing and Prospective CAPMs
Our CAPM® will also see changes to better serve our customers on their career journeys. The changes, scheduled to go live in August of 2019, are designed to streamline the application process and create a powerful path from the CAPM to the PMP by allowing the CAPM to fulfill an existing education requirement. Learn more about the changes located in the Chapter & R.E.P. Update Center.

3. PMI Delivers on Promise with Standards and Body of Knowledge Updates
Leveraging a collaborative approach with our stakeholders, PMI will be adapting both The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition to include the entire value delivery landscape of project management, recognizing that practitioners can use a broad range of methods and approaches, from traditional to cutting-edge, to deliver outcomes. Learn more about a volunteer opportunity to participate in the Development Committee or Review Team or just stay informed.

We are confident that changes like these will improve the customer experience and ensure that we are providing unparalleled value to our stakeholders over the course of their careers. To stay informed, please bookmark and periodically check the Chapter & R.E.P. Update Center as new information becomes available. 

2019 Chapter Awards Program

The PMI Chapter Awards Program provides recognition to PMI chapters for their contributions toward achieving PMI’s goals and is based on quantitative data from the Chapter Reporting System. Qualified chapters received an invitation to apply in early June. Applications must be submitted by Sunday, 7 July 2019 to participate in the program. For more information, please reach out to ChapterAwards@pmi.org.

Action Items

Hey, New Presidents! Got 10 Minutes?

In just 10 minutes, you can learn about the 10 essential resources for your new role as president/president-elect. The information can be obtained quickly and will make your new role easier! Start learning

Chapters Share Membership Best Practices

To help chapters improve their membership growth and retention, we reached out to chapters who have high levels of member retention to understand how they are succeeding. The result of this outreach is the Membership Best Practices video. And best of all, it’s less than 10 minutes. Watch it here, or find it in the Volunteer Resource Center under the section titled Recruiting & Retaining Members.

Leadership Development Opportunities

New Dates for PMI Leadership Institute Meeting 2020—EMEA

As you may know, PMI is transforming to better serve our stakeholders all over the world—including our efforts to recognize the regional and cultural aspects of our global community. With a focus on continuous improvement and customer centricity, we are changing the scheduled dates of our PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2020—EMEA and PMI® EMEA Congress to be more inclusive. The dates will shift from May to June, as follows:

  • PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2020—EMEA to be held 12–14 June 2020
  • PMI® EMEA Congress to be held 14–16 June 2020
  • SeminarsWorld® to be held 17–18 June 2020

Announcing the PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class of 2020 

Congratulations to the 32 exceptional chapter leaders chosen to hone their leadership and management skills as the PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) of 2020. This one-year leadership development program targets volunteers committed to becoming more effective leaders in both their chapters and in their project management roles. Meet the LIMC class advisor and view a list of the LIMC20 participants.

PMI® Leadership Institute 2019 North America Region Meetings

Learn more about the North America region meetings held in 2019. PMI would like to extend a huge thanks to the host chapters for their hospitality.

Chapter Highlight

First Joint PMI Chapter Magazine in Germany

The German PMI chapters would like to thank their whole team of volunteers for their hard work and dedication in bringing the first issue (May 2019) of the PMI German Chapters Magazine to fruition. They invite you to enjoy this colorful and diversified new edition with professional articles, retrospectives, announcements of upcoming events and book reviews. View the magazine.


Get to Know PMIEF

You may have heard about PMIEF’s refreshed strategy, but have you ever wondered how they got started nearly 30 years ago or about how their evolving strategy led them to focus on the world’s youth? Learn more about PMIEF’s history and where they’re headed in the future!

Celebration of Service

Global Celebration of Service Reaches 80 Percent of 100,000-Hours Goal

The PMI Global Celebration of Service has exceeded every expectation in every way, and we couldn’t be more excited and thrilled over its success. PMI chapters, individual members and organizations have stepped up to contribute to an effort that we kicked off as part of our 50th-anniversary celebration that will continue for years to come. Want to get inspired? See the projects your colleagues are participating in for the Global Celebration of Service in the gallery. If you haven’t yet entered your pledge, do so now to be part of the fun. Help ensure that we reach our goal of 100,000 hours of service pledged in 2019!

PMI in the News

15 June 2019

Significance of Project Management Skills for Thriving in Disruptive Times

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To read more articles, please visit PMI in the News on PMI.org.


Celebrate our 50th anniversary at #PMIcon19 with another round of @TEDTalks in #Philadelphia. You won't want to miss this! http://ow.ly/GwY030oU7zB

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