New PMI Assessments Help Boost Project and Organizational Performance

Jun 08, 2010, 08:00 ET from Project Management Institute

- Online assessments evaluate talent and identify skills gaps -

ORLANDO, Fla., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project management talent and capabilities are in greater demand as both short-term necessities and long-term investments while organizations begin to revive projects that were shelved during the worst of the economic downturn. To meet this demand, the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading professional membership organization for project managers, today announced from the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit in Orlando, Fla., that it has launched three online knowledge assessments -- Project Management, Program Management, and Portfolio Management -- to assist in the development of core competencies.

"The pressure to deliver projects on time and on budget continues to put project management skills atop the list of hiring priorities for a majority of senior executives," said Mark Langley, executive vice president and chief operating officer of PMI.  "That pressure is even greater now, especially as project managers are being asked to contribute to organizational strategy and results more than ever.  By using these assessments to benchmark their project managers' skills and capabilities, and investing in the ongoing education and development of their talent and practical skills, organizations will better position themselves to prosper in the new economy."

Each of PMI's new knowledge assessments consists of focus areas around the processes that measure users' knowledge of the associated relevant PMI standards.  In addition to providing organizations with the knowledge they need to properly invest in their human capital, PMI's new knowledge assessments provide tangible organizational value by:

  • Supporting the building of an organization-wide training curriculum for all project management staff based on PMI's process groups or knowledge areas of the respective standards;
  • Helping organizations develop a career path for project management professionals that strategically aligns these professionals with business goals;
  • Helping project managers prepare for credential examinations, and;
  • Providing assessment results at the end of each session and including a comprehensive score and individual scores for each performance section.  

The assessments are available on for a fee of US$35 each.  For more information, e-mail

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

The world's leading professional membership organization for project managers, PMI shares knowledge with more than one half million members and credential holders in over 180 countries. Since 1969, PMI has impacted more than one million practitioners, businesses, governments, students and training organizations. Today, PMI's products and services range from world-class standards for project, program and portfolio management to five professional credentials, including the gold standard Project Management Professional (PMP)®. PMI's exclusive Global Corporate Council and European Corporate Networking Group engage large multinationals and government organizations in endorsing the value of project management. The only project management association with an established academic research program, PMI has invested more than US$14 million in support of dozens of research projects since 1997. Learn more at

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