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Project Management: Best Practices for IT Professionals by Richard Murch

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Appendix B. Project Management Institute

Introduction

Since its founding in 1969 and now past its thirtieth anniversary year, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has grown to be an organization for the development of project management professionalism. With almost 65,000 members worldwide, the PMI is a nonprofit professional association. It promotes project management standards, provides seminars and informative programs, and professional certification for individuals within organizations.

Its stated organizational purpose is:

The Project Management Institute is an international organization working to improve project and program performance by serving its members, the profession, society, and a wide range of publics, application areas, and cultures. ...

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