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PMI Launches Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) Credential

Announcing the Launch of PMI’s New Credential: The PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)

In October 2007, the Project Management Institute announced the development of a new credential within the specialty area of project risk management, now formally introduced as the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)SM.  PMI is excited to announce the global launch of this new credential. 

Congratulations Letter from CIO of PMI

CONGRATULATIONS! This year marks the PMI Washington, D.C. Chapter 30th year as a PMI Chartered Community. PMI Communities are a vital part of the organization and are contributing to the growth of project management worldwide. Your achievements are recognized and applauded.

Changes to PMP Expiration Dates

Important news about changes to PMP credential expiration dates.  Please read this information carefully if you are a PMP. Instead of expiring on 31 December 2008, your PMP credential will now expire in 2009 on the anniversary of the day and month that you earned your credential. 

UMT - PMIWDC Academic Scholarship Winner: Subhash Tuladhar

The PMI Washington, DC Chapter is please to announce that Mr. Subhash Tuladhar is the winner of the UMT-PMIWDC 2007 Academic Scholarship. Mr. Tuladhar, currently a Scheduling Engineer for Quality Planning Solutions LLC, is continuing his project management education at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Tuladhar is a PMI member and holds the PMP certification.

PgMP Credential Announcement

PMI is proud to announce that the Program Management Professional (PgMPSM) Credential will be made available to the public as of October 1, 2007! With project managements growing implementation around the world and across industries, PMI continues its leadership in credentialing by launching PgMP for the community of program managers.

Two years in the making, the credential is now fully tested and has met PMIs strenuous acceptance criteria to take its rightful place in PMIs family of credentials.

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PM Government Roundtable

The Federal Government's increasing emphasis on project management (PM) and PM best practices can best be seen by the establishment of two new committees, the Project Management Working Group (PMWG) and the Performance Management-Civilian Agencies/Industry Working Group (PM-CAIWG). Meeting for the first time March 11 at NASA headquarters, the PMWG immediately started off looking at a range of PM issues, including professional certification. Meeting for its forth time February 19 at FAA headquarters, the PM-CAIWG has taken on a range of performance issues, including cross-agency

reciprocity of industry. At the May 16 PMI Government Roundtable, Bill McNally, Chair of the PMWG, and Will Brimberry, Co-Chair of the PM-CAIWG, will give an update on the committees, their purposes, goals, membership and initiatives.

Roundtables are free of charge and open only to government employees. Lunch is provided.

Space is limited so please RSVP by May 14 via email to

PMI Standards Exposure Drafts

PMI has published the latest draft versions of the following key project management standards to its Exposure Draft web site. During the Exposure Draft process public review and comment is being encouraged. It is through this public discourse that these important standards receive critical input that keeps them up-to-date as the premier standards promoting the profession of project management.

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fourth Edition

  • The Standard for Program Management—Second Edition

  • The Standard for Portfolio Management—Second Edition

  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®)—Second Edition

These draft standards will remain open to public review and comment until March 22, 2008. You can access these drafts at the following web site:

PMI encourages you to take advantage of this opportunity to become actively involved in helping to improve this next generation of these important project management standards.

Coming Soon:

2008 Professional Development Symposium

PDS 2008 LogoMake plans to join other project management professionals as the Information Systems SIG begins building on the foundations of Project Management. ISSIG invites you to attend the 2-day weekend workshops, hear exciting and dynamic Symposium Keynote speakers, attend 2-days of new technology-driven Symposium sessions, and have fun networking with other informed Project Management professionals. Be prepared to enjoy great hands-on project management interactions and gain in-depth project management skills and knowledge during this exciting event.

More detailed information on the workshop subjects, instructors, session symposium speakers, networking events and registration is available on the PDS’08 website. We hope to see you there!