PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter was established in 2003 as a non-profit, public benefit association by joining the Project Management Institute, an international project management association. The project management organisations operating in Hungary and representatives of many Hungarian companies actively participated in the preparatory and organisational work for almost a year prior to its formation.

  • Our mission: to promote the professional development of project managers, PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter is building a voluntary project management professional community, as part of the PMI global organisation with a half-century of experience, based on a proven knowledge base and a certification system.
  • Our vision: to become the most influential project management professional organisation in Hungary with an active professional community.

Mission of the association:

  • PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter is a member of the worldwide organization of project managers, working as a community of volunteers to raise the quality of the Hungarian profession, to increase the recognition and value of certification, and to communicate national and international contacts and results.
  • It offers Hungarian project managers the opportunity to benefit from the professional support provided by PMI in Hungary within an organised framework.
  • It offers the possibility to organise training courses and lectures offered by PMI, to establish contacts abroad, to compare international professional experiences and to maintain contacts with the co-organisations.
  • In addition to international contacts, the Chapter naturally provides the opportunity and space to develop local professional forums, exchange experience and share national project management experience.
  • The aim is to build on the achievements of the national education system to promote an international culture of certification and thus to achieve greater professional recognition of project managers.

Main activities of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter – together with other project management associates:

  • Organising the international professional conference "Art of Projects" every year (from 2013);
  • Participation in the organisation of the annual conference "Project Management in the Economy - HTE PM Forum" (since 1996, formerly known as TIPIK Forum);
  • Announcement of the "Project Management Thesis of the Year" competition with the support of the HTE Project Management Section and the Hungarian Project Management Association (since 2011);
  • Participation in the nomination and evaluation of the "Project Manager of the Year" award (since 2001);
  • Participation in the monthly "Project Management Workshops" (since 1996);
  • Participation in two half-day PM events per year to tour a project management field of study entitled "Körkapcsolás" (from 2003);
  • Organising English-language "PMPub" meetings for informal professional discussions every quarter (from 2014);
  • Monthly "Lunch and Learn" webinars organised by PMI Budapest, Hungarian Section (from 2019);
  • PM Mentoring Program (from 2019);
  • Regular publication of the PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter Newsletter;
  • Operation of the organisation's website (;
  • Social media presence on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram;
  • Public relations, marketing: to communicate the issues and results of project management, the life and events of the chapter to the wider public;
  • Explaining and maintaining the English project management terminology in the PMBOK® Guide;
  • Preparation, proofreading and publication of the unofficial Hungarian translation of the third, fifth and sixth editions of the PMBOK® Guide in cooperation with Akadémiai Kiadó (Project Management Guide, 2006 and 2013 and 2019);
  • Proofreading and publishing the Hungarian translation of the project management textbook by Randall L. Englund and Alfonso Bucero "Project sponsorship. Gaining and retaining leadership commitment" in 2009 (original title: Project Sponsorship: Achieving Management Commitment for Project Success);
  • Proofreading and publication of the unofficial Hungarian translation of the PMI Project Portfolio Management Standard in 2011 in cooperation with Akadémiai Publishers (original title: The Standard for Portfolio Management - Second Edition);
  • Proofreading and publication of the Hungarian translation of the PMI "Agile Practice Guide" in 2018 in cooperation with Akadémiai Publishers (original title: Agile Practice Guide);
  • Publication of the Project Management Knowledge Repository, a professional publication that includes a glossary of project management terms and can be downloaded from the website;
  • The annual Project Management World Day, the largest project management event in Hungary;
  • Liaising with PMI partner organisations, participation in the PMI world community;
  • Supporting project-based learning programmes in public and higher education;
  • Intensification of international professional cooperation by making foreign research, references, lectures and speakers available, and support for the international presentation of Hungarian project management results.

To expand the membership, the Board continues to look for project managers and senior managers who are committed to project management and who consider it important to develop themselves and their companies professionally in this area. We would like to attract the support of companies and individuals to ensure the high quality of the Chapter's activities and to achieve the objectives we have set ourselves. The Board is convinced that the development of the profession within an organised framework will bring tangible benefits to all those involved in the short term.

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PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

What is PMI?

PMI is the world's largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Our professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations' success and further mature the profession.

PMI's worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by our globally recognized standards and certification program, extensive academic and market research programs, chapters and communities of practice, and professional development opportunities.


Since 1984, PMI has developed a rigorous, examination-based and increasingly comprehensive professional certification system for the multi-level development of the project management profession and differentiated recognition of individual achievements.

In 2007, the certification system was accredited by the competent international standards organisation, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. There are currently eight qualifications available to recognise knowledge and competence, including the Project Management Professional (PMP®) qualification, a professional credential of specific value for those involved in project management. There are currently more than 932,000 PMP® qualified professionals worldwide (30 June 2019).

The certifications are:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
  • PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

Global Standards

The PMI standards are the most widely used models for project, programme and portfolio management practices among project managers worldwide, developed and developed by thousands of volunteers based on the most diverse types of project experience in business and government, providing a common language for project managers worldwide. These US standards can be grouped into three categories:

Core Standards, which provide a foundation of project management knowledge in the areas of project, program and portfolio management, and describe an organizational approach to project management.

  • PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition
  • The Standard for Organizational Project Management
  • The PMI Guide to Business Analysis
  • The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition
  • The Standard for Portfolio Management – Fourth Edition
  • The Standard for Portfolio Management – Third Edition
  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®) – Third Edition

The standards or frameworks used will deepen the application of the tools, techniques and processes learned in the PMBOK® Guide and other core standards.

  • Practice Standard for Project Risk Management
  • Practice Standard for Earned Value Management – Second Edition
  • Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management
  • Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures
  • Practice Standard for Scheduling – Second Edition
  • Practice Standard for Project Estimating
  • Project Manager Competency Development Framework – Third Edition

Finally, the practical guides used by many, which could potentially become standards later:

  • Agile Practice Guide
  • Requirements Management: A Practice Guide
  • Governance of Portfolios, Programs, and Projects: A Practice Guide
  • Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
  • Implementing Organizational Project Management: A Practice Guide
  • Navigating Complexity: A Practice Guide
  • Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide

Membership, Chapters and Communities of Practice

PMI opens up a wide range of opportunities for its members - to share ideas and experiences, to access professional information, articles, books, research, to participate in seminars, workshops, research on topical issues, to deepen individual professional knowledge, to build contacts, to actively participate in projects and to learn more about leadership practice.

The PMI's wide range of activities takes the form of geographically based chapters, which allow for personal contacts, and of virtual communities of practice (CoPs), which are structured according to sector or interest. The more than 300 chapters (including PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter), 7 candidate local chapters and around 40 CoPs are open to all members. They are run by volunteers elected from among those working in the community.

Being a professional member of PMI gives you credibility and career prospects, which can be leveraged to significant additional benefits through PMI's activities below.

Training and Education

Professional development requires continuous learning, so training is an essential part of a career in project management. PMI offers members countless opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills, from SeminarsWorld® to eLearning opportunities and PMI Global Congresses.

In addition, there are more than 1500 Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.) for all aspects of project management, a list of which is available on this site.

PMI Global Congresses support professional development at the highest level. These events combine formal learning and networking opportunities with presentations from partner organizations to create an all-inclusive professional community. As of 2005, Global Congresses serve four major regions of the world: 1. Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); 2. North America; 3. South America; and 4. Asia Pacific. A congress is organised in each region, with the aim of tailoring regional programmes to the interests and needs of local populations. The EMEA Global Congress was held in Budapest in 2007.

The importance of obtaining project management qualifications and degrees in higher education is growing. PMI's Global Accreditation Center (GAC) ensures the highest quality of these academic programmes and provides professional support where needed.


The PMI research programme has been working since 1997 to develop project management as a discipline. The organisation devotes significant resources to research programmes, in keeping with its non-profit nature. This investment is linked to PMI's mission to make project management indispensable to the creation of business value in the global economy.

The research is carried out in thematic projects, complex surveys and disseminated to the professional and academic communities in the form of books, research reports, conference presentations and academic publications.

PMI Education Foundation

The PMI Education Foundation is a global professional organisation dedicated to the development and dissemination of project-based learning methods. More information can be found on this page.


PMI is a world leader in publishing project management books, training aids and learning tools. Over a thousand titles are available in PMI's online bookstore. PMI regularly publishes additional publications for its members: