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SDO: Project Management Institute


Primary Contact

Danielle Ritter
Product Manager, PMI Standards
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
Phone: +1 610 356 4600 ext. 5040

Organizational Overview

PMI is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than 600,000 members and credential holders in more than 185 countries. Our worldwide advocacy for project management is supported by our globally-recognized standards and credentials, our extensive research program, and our professional development opportunities. These products and services are the basis of greater recognition and acceptance of project management’s successful role in governments, organizations, academia and industries.

PMI, founded in 1969, is actively engaged in setting professional standards, providing a professional career path for project managers and maintaining a family of globally-recognized professional credentials: The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, with over 470,000 active certificate holders, is the leading certificate in the profession. PMI also certifies professionals as Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), Program Management Professional (PgMPSM), Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®, Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®, and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®..

PMI® global standards have helped establish the Institute as the premier authority in project management. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), is the leading guide to project management practices. First published in 1987, the PMBOK® Guide has sold millions of copies in four editions, and is a perennial best seller among business management titles.

PMI currently has 13 standards in print with multiple translations, making it the leading project management standards development organization in the world. PMI is the only project management association developing standards for people, projects, programs, portfolios and organizations.

PMI standards are developed through a three-step review and approval process by teams of volunteer experts from around the globe. PMI standards help improve the understanding and competency of project management practitioners and executive leaders worldwide. The American National Standards Institute has recognized PMI’s standards development and approval process, awarding PMI the designation as an Accredited Standards Developer. The PMBOK® Guide, The Standard for Program Management, The Standard for Portfolio Management, and Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®) have all been approved by ANSI as American National Standards.

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Scope of Standards Developing Activity

PMI publishes 13 globally recognized project management standards including:
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • The Standard for Program Management
  • The Standard for Portfolio Management
  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®)
  • Practice Standard for Project Risk Management
  • Practice Standard for Earned Value Management
  • Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management
  • Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures
  • Practice Standard for Scheduling
  • Practice Standard for Project Estimating
  • Project Manager Competency Development Framework
  • Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition
  • Government Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition

International Activities by Region

PMI standards activities include participation by volunteers through the world. PMI has member chapters in many countries (see and operates offices in the following regions:


Project Management Institute - Headquarters
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299
E-mail: (preferred method)
Toll number: +1.610.356.4600
Toll free number: 1.855.746.4849
Fax: +1.610.356.4647
Languages: English


PMI's EMEA Service Centre
Lelystad, Netherlands
E-mail: (preferred method)
Toll number: +31.320.239.539 (Middle East and Africa)
Toll free numbers: See
Languages: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Asia Pacific

PMI's Asia Pacific Service Centre
20, Bendemeer Road
Cyberhub, #04-02
Singapore 339914
Tel: +65 6496 5501
Fax: +65 6496 5599
Languages: English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Malay


PMI India
PMI Organization Centre Private Limited
Mumbai, India
PMI India Service Centre
New Delhi, India
Tel: +91.124.4517.140
Languages: English


PMI China
PMI (Beijing) Project Management Institute., Ltd.
Rm. 1604-1605A, 16/F, Ideal International Plaza
No.58 Northwest 4th Ring Rd.
Haidian District, Beijing 100080, China
Tel : +86.10.8260.7906
Fax: +86.10.8260.7907
Other Offices
Futian District, Shenzhen
Tel: +86.755.33955817
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese
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