Welcome to the Project Management Institute (PMI) Portland Chapter!
We are more than 2,300 members strong, representing project management professionals from myriad industries, government and non-profit sectors in the Portland Metro area. Last year, we celebrated our 35th anniversary as a local chapter of the global PMI organization, which chalked up its 50th birthday in 2019.
PMI has more than 300 chapters worldwide, from Nova Scotia to New Zealand; Guatemala to Ghana; and Austria to India. PMI Portland Chapter is one of the largest in western North America. Our goals align with our parent organization’s mission to advance careers for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession.
At the Portland Chapter, we accomplish this by creating a culture and community that facilitates professional growth through education and volunteerism. We strive to be an innovative leader in the region, making individuals and organizations more successful while also promoting ethics, quality, knowledge, skills, integrity and leadership.
In addition to our formal membership base, we have connections with some 5,000+ affiliated professionals, organizations and partners. Jobs captured within our broad community include business analysts, program managers, engineers, developers, project coordinators and managers. We provide high quality, relevant education, certification, job referral and networking opportunities to our professionals.
Through PMI Portland Chapter, you can tap into educational events and local courses, build strong relationships with other professionals in your field through networking at monthly chapter meetings or one of the increasing numbers of Chapter-sponsored social events. As a member, you also open the door to a wealth of additional benefits, including entrance into global PMI’s resource library where you can build your skillset, conduct research and have discussions with professionals around the world.
As an all-volunteer-run organization, we are always in need of folks willing to give their time to advancing the profession. For as few as a couple hours a month, you can build your leadership skills, gain PDUs necessary for certification renewal, and develop a “deep bench” network to support your career goals.
We also rely on our sponsors who partner with us to provide an assortment of products and services, again designed to make your job as in project management easier. We continue to look for new partners to join us in advancing our mission.
A New Look
Soon, we will undergo a vast revamp of our PMI Portland brand to stay aligned with our global PMI association as it transforms to ensure it provides “significant support at key inflection points in our customers’ professional journeys, from their first interaction to their retirement from the profession.” (from the PMI 2017 Strategic Plan)
You will see a new logo, new look, feel and navigation on this platform, as well as changes to many other tools we use to reach you. As a chapter, we are focusing our efforts to reach those new to the profession, those arriving here due to a career transition, and those who are veterans of project management. YOU will be the focus of our work; we want to hear your desires, hopes and expectations for programming, educational offerings, how to best communicate with you, and what volunteer roles you’re willing to take on to keep our organization moving forward! Feel free to drop a line to Penelope Leudtke, our 2019-20 Chapter President, or any of the Board members you find on our Leadership page. We hope our inboxes soon overflow!