The Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) is the project management industry's non-profit standards body. With over 250 project chapters and 200,000 members worldwide, PMI is the largest project management membership group. PMI is a volunteer organization that supports and drives our industry forward.
PMI, in conjunction with its volunteer membership, developed A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which is the agreed upon book of standard language, terminology and principles governing project management.
In the past, project managers 'fell' into the role. There was no formal degree in project management. PMI has been instrumental in creating the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which professionalized the career of project management. Now, project managers worldwide have been studying the agreed upon principles and passing the PMP exam. The PMP certification is formalizing and validating the profession.
Project Insight is the only mid-range project software that respects and conforms to PMI's PMBOK® Guide or standards body. This is important for teams that are of mixed levels of expertise. Most experienced project managers have been using Microsoft Project desktop to manage projects. More and more of these savvy project managers find that they need to collaborate on projects with dispersed project teams. Yet, they still need robust scheduling functionality. On the other end of the spectrum, the team members, vendors, contractors and other third parties they collaborate with want something that is simple to use.
In fact, Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) found that 52% of all project teams are a mix of professional project managers and non-project managers. In the past, experienced project managers had a couple of choices. Invest in a high end software solution that takes a lot of training to implement, or purchase a low end tool that lacks features. Now, Project Insight bridges the gap.
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