About the PMI Western Australia Chapter

History

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) was founded in 1969 and has grown to be the organization of choice for project management professionalism. With more than 240,000 members in over 160 countries, PMI® is the leading non-profit professional association in the area of Project Management. PMI establishes new Project Management standards, benchmarks, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification that more organisations desire for their project leaders. PMI has over 250 chartered chapter internationally, 33 Chartered Specific Interest Groups (SIGs), 2 Chartered Colleges, dispersed over 160 countries.

There are well over 242,000 certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) across the world.  PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the most widely recognized in the profession. For more than 36 years, PMI has advanced the careers of practitioners who have made project management indispensable in achieving business results.

Early in 2001, a group of Project Managers, felt there was a strong need for a Western Australian chapter of PMI to promote Project Management best practice and PMI in Western Australia. Following a successful PMI WA launch meeting in November 2001, the chapter was chartered in December 2001, with 28 members. Today we have more than 500 members!

Chapter Objectives

  • To support the project management community of Western Australia by providing an environment for the exchange of knowledge and ideas

  • To promote the use of PMI concepts and methods within Western Australian organisations, and;

  • To facilitate education for the purpose of increasing the level of project management expertise and PMI accreditation within Western Australian organisations

Core Values

PMI is driven by a clear mission and an underlying set of values that drive how we act and influence the expectations of our stakeholders. Even as a diverse organization, we share a common set of values. Our core values are not subject to changes in the association and business environment or dictated by trends in organization management. These values are fundamental and deeply held.

As part of our Core Ideology, PMI's Core Values are enduring and are guiding principles upon which we act.

At PMI, we believe in ...

Project Management Impact: Project management is a critical competence that has a positive influence on organization results and society. 

Professionalism: Accountability and ethical behavior ensures our commitment to PMI stakeholders.

Volunteerism: Volunteers and effective volunteer partnerships with staff are the best way to accomplish the Institute's goals and objectives.

Community: Bringing members of the global project management community together is the best way to advance the project management profession and facilitate their growth.

Engagement: Encouraging diverse viewpoints and enabling individuals to contribute to the project management profession and to the Institute. 

Through times of growth and change, our core values provide continuity and a moral compass, communicating our beliefs and guiding our behavior.