PMI was founded in 1969 by five forward-thinking individuals who understood the value of networking, sharing process information and discussing common project problems. After their first official meeting in October of that year at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the group officially incorporated the association in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA.
PMI has grown to become the global advocate for the project management profession with more than 260,000 members in over 171 countries. And with nearly 260,000 individuals hold the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential, making it the most widely recognized - and the only global - certification in the profession.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Operations Center (GOC) is located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
PMI produces three periodical publications for the benefit of individuals in project management. PM Network® is a monthly professional magazine, Project Management Journal® is a quarterly professional journal, and PMI Today® is the monthly newsletter of PMI. PMI is the world’s leading publisher of project management books, training tools, and learning products. Over 1000 itles are currently available from PMI’s online bookstore.