Our Mission

The Olympia Chapter’s mission is to advance the profession of project management by creating a culture and community that facilitates professional growth through education and volunteerism by:
• Creating opportunities for development and learning in project management
• Providing programs and services to the project management community
• Promoting project management certification, PMI, and project management professionalism to the community
• Maintaining a sustaining Olympia PMI chapter

What is PMI?

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading project management professional association that establishes standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification for the project, program and portfolio management professions. PMI’s professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organization’s success and further mature the profession.

Certification

PMI offers five certifications that recognize knowledge and competency, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential held by more than 370,000 practitioners worldwide. Salaries and career opportunities for credential holders show that employers recognize the value delivered by trained practitioners.

Global Standards

PMI's 12 standards for project, program and portfolio management are the most widely recognized standards in the profession - and increasingly the model for project management in business and government.
They are developed and updated by thousands of PMI volunteers with experience in every type of project, and provide a common language for project management around the world.
Chapters and Communities of Practice
Most of PMI's activity takes place in more than 250 geographic chapters and 30 industry- or interest-based communities of practice. These communities, open to PMI members and led by volunteers, support the knowledge sharing and professional networking that are central to our mission.

Training and Education
PMI offers a wide range of professional development opportunities, from our SeminarsWorld® and e-learning courses to PMI global congresses and other events. You can also turn to more than 1400 Registered Education Providers (REPs) for project management training and continuing development. For those in college, the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs has recognized more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Research

The PMI Research Program, the most extensive in the field, advances the science, practice and profession of project management. It expands project management's body of knowledge through research projects, symposiums and surveys, and shares it through publications, research conferences and working sessions.

Governance
PMI is governed by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors. Each year PMI members elect five directors to three-year terms. Three directors elected by others on the Board serve one-year terms as officers.

Day-to-day PMI operations are guided by the Executive Management Group and professional staff at the Global Operations Center in Newtown Square, PA, USA.