May 23, 2011, 6:24 a.m.
posted by arthur
Perhaps more than other desktop programs, Project requires you to be involved in a specific formal activity: project management. Project management can be an exciting mix of technical, organizational, and social challenges. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading organization of professional project management. PMI focuses on setting project management standards, developing and offering educational programs, and certifying project managers. The most widely recognized PMI certification is the Project Management Professionals (PMP) certification.
The PMI’s PMBOK describes generally accepted project management practices, knowledge areas, and terminology. In addition, the PMI publishes the journals Project Management Journal and PM Network. You can learn more about the PMI on the Web at www.pmi.org. If you are professionally invested in the practice of project management, you should be in the PMI.