Joining a project management organization is a good way to learn more about the latest project management practices and to share your knowledge and experiences with colleagues. Below are some organizations and two campus groups that offer opportunities to learn more about project management.
PMI is a not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program, and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI is an international organization with over 2.9 million members across the globe and provides services including the development of research, education, and publications. The organization hosts conferences and training seminars. PMI creates and maintains project management standards. The most well-known and commonly used are published in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
PMI offers project management certifications. Listed below are links to the PMI website with information about some of the most popular certifications and the requirements to obtain them. Of these, the Project Management Professional (PMP) is the most widely held.
- PMI Agile Certified Practitioner
- Program Management Professional
- Portfolio Management Professional
Founded in 2001, the Scrum Alliance has more than 300,000 members and cultivates an active community of peers who can help you learn more about Scrum project practices. The organization sponsors Scrum user groups and events, both in person and online. The organization offers certifications for Scrum project management roles as well as information about firms that offer Scrum certification training. Listed below are the certifications that the Scrum Alliance offers, the Certified ScrumMaster credential is the most commonly held.
Agile Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the use of Agile project management principles and practices. The Agile Alliance supports people who explore and apply Agile principles and practices in order to make the software profession more productive and sustainable. To learn more about the organization, visit the Agile Alliance website