Author: David Puippe, PMP, ACP, PBA, and VP Communications David Puippe


Dear PMI Switzerland Members,

PMI is a leading global authority in project management, committed to advancing the project management profession. We maximize project success to elevate our world. We empower project professionals around the globe to excel in project management practices through a growing global community, knowledge sharing, and best-in-class certifications, driving positive change in organizations and communities.

As the landscape of project management evolves, so must the strategies that guide it. In this article, you will enter PMI:Next, PMI's latest initiative designed to future-proof the field and keep project managers at the forefront of innovation.

What is PMI purpose?

PMI purpose is more than a statement. This is the force that guides everything that we do, including at a chapter level. We defined our purpose by answering one simple question: "How can we leverage our superpowers to impact the world?" We have always been a purpose-driven organization, and with intentional focus and a clearly articulated purpose statement and commitments, we are ensuring our founding principles are core to success.

What is PMI:Next?

In 2024, PMI is building momentum by sharpening its purpose, evolving its strategy, and strengthening its values to deliver on a clear, common, and shared purpose. This clarity will help all chapters to maximize their impact to drive meaningful change. The meaning of Next is the following:

N - Nurture Our Purpose & Values
E - Empower Ourselves
X – eXpand Our Impact
T - Tighten Our Focus

PMI:Next in a nutshell:

Our guiding stars which do not change over time are our purpose and value. These fundamental elements of PMI:Next strategy, which defines your chapter strategy as well, are structured as below:

Purpose: We maximize project success to elevate our world.
Values: Make it Easy, Aim Higher, Be Welcoming, Embrace Curiosity, Together We Can.

The key parts of PMI:Next strategy, for now, are:

  • Who we serve: Current and aspiring project professionals
  • Where we play: Community Generated Knowledge Platforms & Resources; Career Long Learning & Development; and Most Trusted “Gold Standard” Professional Certifications
  • How we operate: Focus on the profession; Activation Model; and Internal Capability Building

The Swiss Chapter Board is currently utilising these guidelines to further develop the local community, and contributing to the future of our profession.

Want to know more about PMI:Next?