What is the project management institute

Project Management Institute (PMI)

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's largest project management association.

The American institute was founded in 1969 near Philadelphia, operates worldwide and is considered to have the largest number of members in the field.

For 2019, the institute published a membership of over 900,000 and certificate holders in over 200 countries.

PMI is editor of the well-known "Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (). The PMBOK Guide the central guideline and at the same time an American ANSI standard and basis for the European ISO 21500 standard.

The members of the PMI are organized in regional chapters, which have organizational forms according to the respective state law, in Germany e.g. as registered associations. The PMI thus offers numerous opportunities for networking, making contacts and successfully training.

As a publisher, research and educational institute, that is PMI recognized worldwide and represents today's industry standards.

Certificates from the PMI are awarded according to strict rules that must be correctly met. For example, in order to get a certification, the institute checks the already existing experience in the field of project management.

The ones from Project Management Institute (PMI) The certificates awarded are therefore valued all over the world.

Depending on the field of employment, individual certifications that are adapted to the topic are awarded.

The PMI offers several Certifications for project staff and managers on, among others:

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)



PMI® (Project Management Institute), PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge), CAPM®(Certified Associate in Project Management), PMP® (Project Management Professional), PMI-ACP® (PMI Agile Certified Practitioner), are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMI is a service and trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations.