PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

PMI Budapest, a local, Hungarian Chapter is an organization that is part of the Project Management Institute (PMI). The chapter was established in 2003 and it works in association legal form according to Hungarian Law. Prior to PMI chartering the chapter, local project management associations and multinational and local companies in Budapest supported the chapter for more than 1 year and helped the chapter become part of PMI.

Mission of the association

As a member of the Worldwide PMI organization, the PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter, has project managers that work as a community of volunteers for improving the quality of the project management profession by increasing the recognition and value of project management certifications, building relationships among local and international project management organizations and improving the international recognition of the profession.

The organized structure of the association provides an opportunity for the Hungarian Project Managers to locally utilize the professional background of PMI. The PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter offers the ability to organize PMI offered seminars and lectures in Hungary. This allow technical experiences to be shared to establish professional relationships with international organizations and other PMI associations. 

Besides supporting the establishment of international relationships, the association offers many opportunities to hold locally organized professional forums to exchange and share project management experiences. Its purpose is to facilitate the naturalization of the international assessment culture based on the results of our national educational system, and to raise the level of acknowledgement of the Project Manager professional.

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

  • Annually organizing two main PMI events named as 'Körkapcsolás', each of them focusing on a special Project Management Knowledge Area;
  • Monthly PM club event since 1996 https://pmi.hu/calendar
  • Participating in the organization of the annually held 'Project Management in the Economy' seminar - (TIPIK event since 1996);
  • Yearly PM Forum conference since 1997 http://www.hte.hu/web/projekt2014
  • Participating in tendering and evaluating the 'Project Manager of the Year' Prize since 2001 https://pmi.hu/pm-of-the-year;
  • Publishing the PMI Newsletter;
  • Managing the homepage of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter (www.pmi.hu);
  • Publishing and marketing activities to introduce the subject and achievements of project management and the events of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter to a larger public audience;
  • Preparing and continuously updating, the Hungarian, a project management glossary for the project management profession;
  • Publishing together with Akadémia Kiadó as Publisher of the PMBOK® Guide 3rd edition;
  • Translating and publishing in 2009 book of Randall L. Englund - Alfonso Bucero „Project Sponsorship: Achieving Management Commitment for Project Success" based on volunteer team's work;
  • Publishing in 2011 PMI"s The Standard for Portfolio Management – Second Edition non-official translation based on volunteer reviewers' work;
  • Book publishing since 2006: PMBOK 6th Hungarian version 
  • Organizing events since 2005 to include the International PM World day in November;
  • Maintaining professional relationship with other PMI associations and participating in the everyday life of the global PMI community;
  • Intensifying the international professional cooperation by researching, lecturing, contacting experts and supporting the international publishing of Hungarian project management achievements;
  • Monthly newsletter;
  • Webpage: www.pmi.hu;
  • PMI Budapest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PMI.Budapest;
  • Hungarian PMPs and PM fans Linkedin Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3419657.

There are two new initiatives since 2013:

  • The "Art of Projects" international PM conference (in English) Art of Projects 2020;
  • The "Project Management Final Thesis of The Year" for fresh graduates on PM topic 

With the purpose of expanding the membership of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter, its leadership committee is continuously seeking those project managers and senior executives who are committed to Project Management, and consider the development of their individual and organizational professional life important.

The PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013 and is proud to be part of the global PMI network with more than 120 registered members in Hungary.

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.


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.

Certification

In 1984, PMI's first credential was launched. PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill levels.

In 2007, it earned the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Certification portfolio currently consists of six credentials, including Project Management Professional (PMP®) the most valuable project management certification in the profession.

• Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

• Project Management Professional (PMP)®

• Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

• PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

• PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®

• PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

Global Standards

PMI's standards for project, program and portfolio management are the most widely recognized standards in the profession - and increasingly the model for project management in business and government. They are developed and updated by thousands of PMI volunteers with experience in every type of project, and provide a common language for project management around the world.

PMI's global standards is grouped into 3 categories:

The Foundational Standards provide a foundation for project management knowledge and represent the four areas of the profession: project, program, portfolio and the organizational approach to project management.

• A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) -- Fifth Edition (2013). Recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (BSR/PMI 99-001-2013).

• The Standard for Program Management -- Third Edition (2013). Recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (BSR/PMI 08-002-2013).

• The Standard for Portfolio Management -- Third Edition (2013). Recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (BSR/PMI 08-003-2013).

• Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®) | Knowledge Foundation -- Second Edition (2008). Recognized by the American National.

Practice standards and Framaworks are guides to the use of a tool, technique or process identified in the PMBOK® Guide or other foundational standards.

• Practice Standard for Project Risk Management (2009)

• Practice Standard for Earned Value Management -- Second Edition (2011)

• Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management (2007)

• Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures -- Second Edition (2006)

• Practice Standard for Scheduling -- Second Edition (2011)

• Practice Standard for Project Estimating (2010)

• Project Manager Competency Development Framework -- Second Edition (2007)

Standard extensions expand upon our foundational standards to provide more information on specific project types or industry information.

• Construction Extension to the PMBOK Guide -- Third Edition (2007)

• Government Extension to the PMBOK Guide -- Third Edition (2006)

Membership, Chapters and Communities of Practice

PMI membership provide a terrific opportunity in collaboration to create project management knowledge and resources that meet the needs of the community and advance the profession. Tools such as books, researches, webinars, wikis and blogs are at your disposal.

Most of PMI's activity takes place in more than 265 geographic chapters, as well as 39 industry- or interest-based communities of practice. These communities, open to PMI members and led by volunteers, support the knowledge sharing and professional networking that are central to our mission.

Chapter members meet face-to-face to engage with project practitioners from varied industries and get together for educational and networking events.

Communities of practice occur online to get acquainted with practitioners from across the globe who share your interest in a specific industry or area of practice.

Join your nearest chapter and one or more communities to learn from peers, share what you know and increase your contact network. It's a most enjoyable and rewarding part of being a member.

Training and Education

Professional development isn't a one-time event. It's on ongoing part of your project management career, which is why PMI offers a wide range of educational opportunities to help you succeed.

PMI offers a wide range of professional development opportunities, from our SeminarsWorld® and e-learning courses to PMI global congresses and other events.

You can also turn to more than 1500 Registered Education Providers (REPs) for project management training and continuing development. For those in college, the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs has recognized more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Project management degree programs are becoming more important for both current and future practitioners. The PMI Global Accreditation Center (GAC) ensures that those academic programs are of the highest quality, and offers expertise and assistance to their faculty.

Research at PMI

The PMI Research Program, formed in 1997, works to develop the discipline and profession of the project management. Since then, PMI has invested more than US $14 million in project management research.

The research program is an essential part of PMI's mission to make project management indispensable for business results. We believe that academic research informs the practice of project management and that the real-world application of its results sparks further research.

The program creates new knowledge through research projects, conference papers, symposia and poster presentations, as well as through the survey links program.

Governance

PMI is governed by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors. Each year PMI members elect five directors to three-year terms. Three directors elected by others on the Board serve one-year terms as officers.

Publication

PMI has a leading role in the creation of project management books, research reports, training materials, project management tools publication.

For members, PMI provides the following periodicals:

• PM Network® – monthly professional magazine on the latest tools, techniques and best practices

• Project Management Journal® – reviewed academic publication focused on management techniques, research, theories and applications.

• PMI Today® – a PMI Monthly Newsletter on the certifications, standards, research, events, training opportunities, chapter and community activities

• Community Post – eNewsletter on the project management practice and PMI news

• EMEA e-link –regional eNewsletter on the life and activities of the chapter and communities

All information on the PMI, membership, and professional activities is located at the PMI website: www.pmi.org.