PMI was founded in 1969 and is today the world’s leading organization for people interested in project work and professional project management.
PMI currently represents over 600,000 members in 180 countries. It is a non-profit, politically and religiously independent organization whose purpose is to promote and develop project work and project management, to disseminate information and create contact areas for issues related to project work.
PMI in Finland
In Finland, PMI has been operating since 2005 and the business is entirely run by volunteers.
We are geographically divided into three areas: Helsinki, Tampere, and Vaasa. These areas are run by local volunteers that organize locally adapted activities and offer local networks. For some areas of interest, there is also the opportunity to participate in nationwide virtual networks.
We are an economic association and the members elect a board at the annual meeting. The board consists of volunteers who come from different parts of Finland.
To achieve optimal and sustainable change in our society by organizations embracing and appreciating projects as a form of work.
By this we mean that PMI in Finland should be a driving force in providing society with this sustainable power of change.
This requires that we continue to develop the group of project managers who are the foundation of our business. It also requires that we continue to broaden the business by reaching out to more people telling us how project work can be used to translate strategies into implemented change in the most appropriate way.
To create the conditions for successful and sustainable projects and establish project management as a profession.
This means that we must equip everyone who works with projects to have the right skills and insights to perform their work well. Project managers are the foundation of our business and we work to strengthen and establish project management as a profession. In order to carry out our mission, we are constantly spreading our message in different contexts, arranging seminars for competence development, offering networking in various forms, and arranging Passion for Projects – Scandinavia’s largest meeting place for everyone who works with projects.
We also teach project management for social projects aimed at students at universities and for young people, 13-19 years, by profiling project management as a competence “for life”.
We want to spread insight into projects as a method for achieving results or implementing change in society.
We inspire and motivate interest in project management and project work for those who want to achieve results or implement change in society.
We show professional pride and want to encourage more people to want to work with projects.
We are a strong voice in society thanks to our many members and our large contact network.
Social benefits through projects
We are a non-profit association that helps more projects to succeed.
We teach people to understand the benefits of the project form, project knowledge and project work methods.
We want to achieve growth and efficient resource utilization in society.