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Project Management Institute
Type Professional Organization
Founded 1969
Staff Gregory Balestrero, President and CEO
Area served Worldwide
Focus Project Management
Method Certification, Industry standards, Conferences, Publications
Revenue 80.4 MM (budget 2007)[1]
Employees 51-200 employees
Members 285,000+

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a non-profit professional organization for the project management profession with the purpose of advancing project management.[2]



The Project Management Institute (PMI) is offering a range of services to the Project Management profession such as the development of standards, research, education, publication, networking-opportunities in local chapters, hosting conferences and training seminars, and maintaining multiple credentials in project management. These credentials are:[3]

In addition to career development credentials, PMI offers one certification:

  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model Certified Consultant (OPM3-CC)

PMI has recruited volunteers to create industry standards, such as "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge", which has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).[4]


Launched in 1984, PMI's first certification was the PMP. Around 370,000 people now hold the PMP certification. In 2007, it earned the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Credential holders do not have to be members of PMI.

To maintain most PMI credentials, holders must earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) which can be earned in a variety of ways such as taking classes, attending PMI global congresses, contributing to professional research or writing and publishing papers on the subject.


PMI standards are targeted at projects, programs, people, organizations and the profession. Currently, some of the published standards are:

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)
  • Construction Extension to the PMBOK Guide, Third Edition
  • Government Extension to the PMBOK Guide, Third Edition
  • The Standard for Program Management
  • The Standard for Portfolio Management
  • Practice Standard for Earned Value Management
  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)
  • Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management
  • Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures—Second Edition
  • Project Manager Competency Development Framework—Second Edition

According to PMI, standards are developed by volunteers in a three step process including an exposure draft process that allows the public to view the standard draft and include change suggestions.


  1. ^ "PMI Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Summary". Seattle. 19-20 October 2006. 
  2. ^ Wickwire, Jon M.; et al. (2002). Construction Scheduling: Preparation, Liability, and Claims. p. 289. 
  3. ^ Nokes, Sebastian; Kelly, Sean (2007). The Definitive Guide to Project Management: The Fast Track to Getting. p. 331. 
  4. ^ Van Bon, Jan (2006). Frameworks for IT Management. Van Haren Publishing. p. 206. ISBN 9077212906. 

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