Presentation on theme: "Building Professionalism in Project Management. ® ISGI 3 rd International Workshop Lille, France Harry Stefanou, Ph.D. Research Manager “PMI”, the PMI."— Presentation transcript:
Building Professionalism in Project Management. ® ISGI 3 rd International Workshop Lille, France Harry Stefanou, Ph.D. Research Manager “PMI”, the PMI logo, and “PMBOK” are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
My Purpose today Provide overview of the Knowledge and Wisdom Center’s Plans Provide overview of Research’s Plans Knowledge Community is the theme
PMI the Mile High View Project Management Institute (PMI) –Not-for-profit professional association –Over 110,000 members worldwide in more than 140 countries –Established 1969 –Global Organization Headquartered in: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania USA –PMI Regional Service Centre located in : Brussels, Belgium
PMI is Global and Growing Members in more than 140 countries Over 300 organizations participating in the PMI Group Billing Plan Almost 260 chartered and potential chapters More than 30 chartered Specific Interest Groups (SIG) and five potential SIGs Two Colleges
PMI Membership Distribution Geographic Distribution 68.67% USA 10.67% Canada 20.66% Outside USA/Canada
PMI James R. Snyder Center for Project Management Knowledge & Wisdom Center Opened in 2001 Houses 1200 books Over 100 audio-visual resources 56 Journal Subscriptions Complete runs of PMI journals Over 4000 individually abstracted papers Three commercial database subscription –LexisNexis –EBSCO –Dialog Over 450 internal documents, conference proceedings and CII publications
Knowledge & Wisdom Center Mission To provide the most relevant, reliable and timely information on the practice and profession of project management.
Major Initiatives with External Focus Develop Best Practice database –Generally applicable contributions PMI component members Searchable by industry, Searchable by PMBOK ® Guide Knowledge areas Members only section of Web- currently Linking Knowledge & Wisdom Center to community sites –Use of Knowledgebase (online catalogue) –Citation and abstracts to inform “chats” Goal to make full text available through E-commerce –Currently two years of PMI journal articles available to members on Web “Pmlinks” Information pull technology – future focus PMI ® Thesaurus of Project Management Terms –Glossary of terms in PMI standards –Official Library of congress source for PM terms
Internal Initiatives Intranet –Document repository High interest documents to stakeholders –Currently used documents –Inactive but reference quality documents (short term) –Archival quality historic documents (permanent) –Searchable Acronym database Procedural Handbooks Intra-departmental news bulletins
Research Formed in 1997 Technical research, Market Research,Environmental Scan Sponsors Research projects through seed funding Research Conference Research Open Working Session Publication of key learnings
Mission The PMI research program will be a source for the highest quality information that defines or expands the profession’s body of knowledge. Our clients and their enterprises will have access to the information to achieve excellence in their strategic initiatives.
Areas of Focus - 2003 Value of PM Risk management PMs as Executive Sponsors Evolution of PM for business/next generation PM Portfolio/Program management/PMO Soft Skills in PM Strategic plan linkages w/PM Practice/profession of PM in a less spend economy Metrics for senior managers Global PM/virtual Knowledge management Role of education and qualifications in project success outcomes Challenges of global/virtual project management
Research Department Focus for the Future Community of Knowledge The Catalyst Needs Sharing & application Discovery
“Knowledge Community” Thoughts Survey links on the web Database of expertise and interest Community web page