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Professionalization of Project Management by Terry A.Williams, Susan Haydt, Janice L. Thomas, Bill L. Zwerman

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CHAPTER 1

Introduction

This is a decade of decision and action for project management. The Project Management Institute's (PMI's) commitment to professionalization will be tested as the number of members grows, and the occupation becomes increasingly important and commonplace. Activities of project management associations throughout the world reflect the growing concern with the achievement of professional recognition.

Many consider that the practice of project management is a new “profession.” Over the last few years, there has been a lot of discussion in PMI's publications and elsewhere about the state of project management as a profession. In January 2000's edition of PMI Today (the monthly PM Network supplement), then-PMI Executive Director ...

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