Any kind of trade usually has its trade association, an umbrella organization officially representing the business sector and providing related training or networking. Project management is not different.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for people working in project management throughout the world. If you have even a marginal interest in project management, then you’ve heard of PMI. After all, it has millions of members across the globe.
As an organization, The Project Management Institute offers training and certification in the project management field, and it reports on industry trends regularly. The PMI also sets the standard for ethics in the field. Given its immense influence, it’s important to have basic information about PMI and its history.