The PMI – Project Management Institute – is an international organization founded in the United States for the purpose of consolidating and institutionalizing project management standards, as well as transforming the project management profession into a major pillar in the enhancement of business results for organizations in carrying out such projects.
The PMI is a nonprofit organization and was established in 1969 by NASA veterans in the United States. For years, PMI was involved in formulating the knowledge required of each project manager in various disciplines.
To date, the PMI has published six editions of the PMBOK® guide. Project management certification exams are based on the standards that appear in this guide and the project management standard was recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 2000.
The organization currently has a membership of nearly one million project managers from all over the world. To date more than 800,000 of them have passed the PMP® – Project Management Professional certification exam. In addition, the organization has 274 branches and sub-branches in 100 countries across the globe. It holds seminars, lectures, training sessions and workshops and publishes updated editions of the PMBOK® Guide from time to time.
The organization aims to professionalize the project management world, both by spreading knowledge and by certifying project managers from all over the world. These qualifications are intended to raise the bar of the profession and define experts in the field, similar to the certification exams in the professions of law, accounting and more. They set the professional standards required of project managers and PMO personnel.
Certified project managers receive higher salaries and are in high demand for senior positions in their field. Today there is a very clear tendency to favor project managers with PMP® certification from the PMI.
PMP® Certification from the PMI
RBS Projects Ltd is one of the top companies offering preparation courses for the PMI’s PMP® certification exam (Project Management Professional).
The company is the only “Approved Training Provider” in Israel [REP # 3048].
The “Advanced Project Management Methodologies for PMP Certification” course was held in conjunction with the Technion’s Haifa campus and the campus in Sarona, Tel Aviv.
PMP® certification is designed to maintain the level of professionalism of project managers. To this end, the organization offers three levels of certification and demonstration of professional ability.
The course is intended to provide the participants with knowledge, as well as operational tools that will increase the success of each project. In order to receive the certification, participants must pass an exam of 200 multiple choice questions. This exam is available in 10 different languages.
The project managers of RBS Projects tasked with teaching the course have trained over 20,000 project managers in Israel.
A survey conducted in the US found that project managers with PMP® certification earn 10% more than their uncertified counterparts.
PMBOK and PMP are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.