A Message from Pierre Le Manh

Earlier this year, PMI unveiled a brand-new purpose statement: We maximize project success to elevate our world. This new purpose is not only our guiding star, but it also gives us a new way of looking at our work and PMI’s priorities and is the foundation for our new strategy known as PMI: NEXT.

PMI: NEXT was designed to help us focus on the things that matter most – we captured that in our three Strategic Plays.

The first Strategic Play is to leverage our unique strength by developing the Community Generated, Knowledge Platforms and Resources. We have decades of data, and thought leadership, that have been co-created and vetted with our community around the world. We’re going to invest in making that data more accessible and in creating even more vetted knowledge than we have so far. Our PMIxAI initiative, with which we are leading the AI transformation of project management, is an example of this work.

The second Strategic Play is to invest in career-long learning and development. We’ve already taken important steps, like our acquisitions of PMOGA and Project Managers without Borders, to provide more opportunities for project professionals at every stage of their careers, from entry-level practitioners to senior PMO leaders.

Finally, the third Strategic Play is to leverage – and also protect – our position as the most reputable organization in our field by providing the most trusted gold-standard professional certifications. Here, we will invest in developing a full ecosystem to support the certifications that truly are gold standards, such as PMP.

Of course, this is just a glimpse at our PMI: NEXT strategy. There is much more to talk about and much work to do together!

I recorded a 15-minute video where I discussed our strategy in more detail. Check it out here.

Thank you for everything you do to make our PMI community special!