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What is Project Management?
Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. Project management is accomplished through the use of processes such as: initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing. The project team manages the work of the projects, which typically involves:
- Competing demands for: scope, time, cost, risk and quality.
- Stakeholders with differing needs and expectations.
- Identified requirements.
It is important to note that many of the processes within project management are iterative in nature. This is in part due to the existence and necessity for progressive elaboration in a project throughout the project life cycle: i.e., the more you know about your project, the better you are able to manage it.
What is the Project Management Institute?
Established in 1969 and headquartered outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the Project Management Institute (PMI) was founded by five volunteers. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania USA issued Articles of Incorporation for PMI which signified the official inception of the organization. During that same year, the first PMI Seminars & Symposium was held in Atlanta, Georgia USA and had an attendance of 83 people.
Today, PMI is the leading global project management association, with more than 400'000 members worldwide. For more information about PMI, visit the PMI website at www.PMI.org
What is the PMI Switzerland Chapter?
The PMI Switzerland Chapter is the officially recognized PMI Chapter in Switzerland, with over 1'000 active members throughout the country. About 700 of them are certified PMPs, (Certified Project Management Professionals), CAPMs (Certified Associates of Project Management) or PgMPs (Certified Program Management Professionals). We are a not-for-profit professional association, with the goal to promote and advance project management as a profession in Switzerland.
How do I join PMI and the PMI Switzerland Chapter?