Pittsburgh Project Management Institute

PMI Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Project Management Institute

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Regardless of your industry or mission, project management is the value driver that helps your organization get the most out of its performance. The Project Management Institute (PMI), founded in 1969, has grown to be the organization of choice for project management professionalism. With over 200,000 members worldwide, PMI is the leading non-profit, professional association in the area of project management. PMI establishes project management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification that more and more organizations desire for their project leaders.

When tailored, or “fit”, to an organization’s culture, project management brings value by improving:

  • The execution of strategy through repeatable, reliable performance and standardization;
  • The integration within the organization through elimination of “silos” and better communication and collaboration;
  • The learning that a projectized organization undergoes as it explores new products, processes and markets.

Learn more about the talent management (people), organization project management (processes) and global standards (information) that make these opportunities possible, and see how PMI can support your organization to take to advantage of them.

The PMI Pittsburgh Chapter, founded in 1980, boasts over 1400 members. Over 65% of chapter members are certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs). The Chapter hosts multiple monthly meetings and events for project management professionals in the Pittsburgh area focused on networking, education, and general topics.

The PMI Pittsburgh Chapter is a volunteer organization, where the members gain value in professional development through teaching, presenting and sharing with other members on both the local and international levels. Members are from a diverse cross-section of local employers, with experience in various industries and disciplines.

The PMI Pittsburgh Chapter has an active outreach program to professional organizations. The chapter forges alliances with other professional organizations where we can work to customize resources to meet the specific needs of project managers. At the same time, we work with these organizations to provide knowledge around our area of expertise, further promoting awareness of the benefits of project management and PMI. Volunteers from PMI Pittsburgh serve as Relationship Managers to the professional organizations.

Through educational outreach, the chapter provides programs, resources and support to local academic institutions (high school, college, university) throughout the Pittsburgh area. Areas of focus include mentoring, promoting awareness of PMI academic standards, driving demand for undergraduate and graduate programs in project management, establishment of project management clubs or curriculum and providing expertise for knowledge sharing and panel discussions.

The PMI Pittsburgh Chapter draws on the experience and expertise of our chapter members to provide support to volunteer organizations in Pittsburgh. Through outreach to community organizations, we strive to help these organizations maximize utilization of resources using project management best practices.


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