Benefits of Membership

As a PMI® member, you get a host of benefits designed to support your career growth and your success, including:

• Exclusive, members-only resources and information on

 • Access to PMI's PathPro® tool that features a career framework→ use it to assess your skills and prepare to move ahead

• A digital edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge(PMBOK® Guide) that you can download to your computer

• Knowledge sharing and networking opportunities through PMI chapters and communities of practice

• Online access to business and project management books and articles in eReads & Reference

• Articles on the Knowledge Shelf, written by your peers and reviewed by a panel of practitioners, to help you practice project management more effectively

• Leadership and volunteer opportunities through PMI communitiescertification programresearch programstandards program and other areas

Quality publications to keep you informed:

• PM Network®, a popular monthly magazine that covers the project management profession, thought leaders, news and trends. It′s available in print and digitally.

• PMI Today®, a monthly newsletter focused on Institute news, events, community activities and a column from the PMI Board of Directors. It’s also offered in print and digital formats.

• Project Management Journal®, a peer-reviewed research journal that advances the understanding of project, program and portfolio management, published quarterly.

• Community Post, a bimonthly e-newsletter focused on project management knowledge and PMI news.

• Manage India→an electronic publication on the practice of project management for members in India.

• EMEA e-Link, Asia Pacific e-Link and Korea e-Link, monthly e-newsletters covering PMI activities and news in Asia Pacific, Korea, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, for members in those locations.

Members receive discounts on PMI credential exams and renewal. 
You also get discounts on:

• Attendance at PMI′s global congresses and research conference → among the most important events for the project managers and researchers worldwide 

• Project management books, products and training tools offered through the Marketplace

• E-learning opportunities, including:

PMI e-SeminarsWorldSM courses
Project Movie, the Web-based self-study course to learn PMBOK®Guide essentials
PMI® Publication Quizzes, a convenient and cost-effective way to earn professional development units (PDUs) needed to 
   retain your PMI credential 
o Career coaching, a feature of our job-searching site, Career Headquarters 
Research and reference services conducted for you by the staff of the Virtual Library.



Following are excerpts from “So Many Reasons PMI Membership is a Great Value”, by William Moylan, PMI Today®, March 2010

Learn, Share and Benefit → The Communities of Knowledge-Sharing Practice Initiative.

You can use the community sites to:

• Connect with like-minded people who want to work together to improve and innovate; 
• Post questions and thoughts to discussion boards; 
• Post documents, presentations images or other resources that you feel will help other community participants; 
• Contribute to the community wiki, and 
• Start a blog or read other′s blogs.

As 2010 got underway, there were PMI® communities of practice for:

- Agile project management 
- Consulting 
- International development 
- Organizational project management 
- Project human resource management 
- Global sustainability, retail and utility.

Companies including IBM, “will only seriously consider project manager applicants with a PMP certification”, says Steve DelGrosso, director of IBM Project Management Center of Excellence. NASA also only employs certified project managers, per a recent requirement from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

-Ref: Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2010

PMI members have access to:

- All PMI® global standards
- More than 250 complete books through E-reads and Reference. 
- PMI® Career Headquarters 
- PathPro®, which provides tools and resources to identify career choices. 
- Case studies and white papers 
- Volunteer opportunities on local, national and global levels.

Following are excerpts “Should you be teaching project management”, a PMI® Global Publication.

2008 Global Executive Survey Results

The Economist Intelligence Unit is the world's foremost provider of industry and management analysis. In 2008, senior executives were asked to identify the skills most important to their current and future success.

1. Project management identified as the single most important management skill. 
2. 97% of other skills listed are integral parts of the project management discipline. 
3. 60% stated that senior management collaborates directly with project managers. More than half of them indicated this collaboration will increase.

The Demand is Increasing

A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey reported that in many industries, the need for project managers would grow faster than the average for all other occupations combined. A large percentage (perhaps as high as 30%) of the project management workforce is retiring or will be facing retirement in the next 10 years.

Metrics from “Closing the Gap: The link between project management excellence and long-term successrdquo;. Economist Intelligence Unit. Results based on a Sept 2009 survey of 213 global senior executives and experts show companies have room for improvement.

90% of global senior executives and project management experts say good project management is key to delivering successful results and gaining a competitive advantage

1/3 of respondents say their organizations are good at project management

49% of respondents say their organizations follow formal project management practices only on large or complex projects

 Involvement with PMI® will Optimize Business Results 
Using Best Practices of Project Management.

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Last Updated (Thursday, 14 October 2010 06:54)