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BREAKING NEWS: Program management legislation passed through U.S. Senate

We’re pleased to announce some exciting news from PMI: The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) was passed 30 November by the U.S. Senate. The bill will now go to the President for his signature and enactment.

This legislation is a landmark achievement that will make improvements to program and project management policy across the U.S. government.

The PMIAA validates what we as project professionals already know: investment in program management resources and standards within an organization improves outcomes, accountability and efficiency. The reforms outlined in the bill were driven by PMI member input and research, and will change...

It’s Official: Manish Kalra Wins Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship

Manish KalraManish Kalra leads a very active life, with both an impressive work and volunteer resume. He has an MBA from the University of New Delhi, PMP, CSM and Certificate of Quality (QAI). Having worked in the Health Care sector for several years, in 2014 he was received the ROCK STAR Award from Health Partners. He has also been active in PMI-MN as both a member and volunteer, while continuing his education with project management related coursework at the U of MN. Now, Manish has won the coveted Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship jointly offered through...

Volunteer of the Month

Laura WakefieldLaura Wakefield has been an enviable Program Manager for our Breakfast Meetings in St. Paul for approximately 7 years. That, in itself, is a worthy achievement. However, Laura has brought professionalism to the role that has been appreciated by the speakers and those attending her events.

Now Accepting Nominations for Volunteer of the Year, Chapter Colleague, and Team

As 2016 begins to come to a close, it is again time for us to recognize our fellow members for their volunteer contributions to PMI MN and the project management profession. Recognizing our outstanding volunteers is a tradition of the chapter, and one that we are pleased to continue and lead this year.

We are currently accepting nominations for three awards, Volunteer of the Year, Chapter Colleague, and Team. Nominations are due November 30, and winners will be announced at the annual volunteer gala on January 21, 2017.

Nominating and selection criteria for each award are:

Volunteer of the Year:...

2017 Board of Directors Election Results

Elections are complete, your votes have been cast and counted, the Board has ratified the results, and the 2017 slate is excited to be on “Board”!

The official results were announced at the Dinner meeting October 17th.

In case you hadn’t heard, here are the new additions for 2017:


Mohamed Diab, Ph.D

Director of Governance

Geraldine Marks (Anyanwu), PMP

Director at Large

Alisha Walter

Director at Large

Mark Neumann, PMP

View the full list of...

PMP Certification Research Survey

PMI MInnesota Chapter would like you to share your experience in a survey conducted by Syracuse University Doctoral Candidate, John Stinnett. John is doing doctoral research on professional certifications. Please support him by answering a few survey questions - it should take about ten minutes.

Congratulations to PMI-MN Volunteer of the Month for August 2016

Ben Franklin is purported to have said that we do well by doing good. Daniel Hill epitomizes this through his work and contributions to the annual Paint-a-thon. Daniel has volunteered for this worthy cause for more than the past ten years and was this year's project leader. He recruited a great team of volunteers, kept the work well organized, and led the team to a fantastic job on the house and an ecstatic homeowner. When things did not work exactly as planned (such as more damage to the siding on the garage), he quickly developed and had the...


The PMI International Board awarded a chapter charter to PMI-MN in 1984. In line with PMI International's core processes, the chapter focuses on:

  • Developing a community of project managers.
  • Advancing the profession of project management.
  • Acting as an information distribution forum for project management.
  • Facilitating education in project management

Our Vision

PMI-MN will be recognized globally as a premier, best-in-class, innovative community of project managers who embrace world class practices.

Our Mission

PMI-MN's mission is to provide value to members and the community through opportunities for career development and to advocate the advancement of the project management profession and its...


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