Learn To Work Smarter With PMI

BY BENJAMIN YUAN, president of Project Management Institute, Honolulu, Hawai‘i Chapter

What is PMI? Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, the Project Management Institute (PMI) serves as the world’s leading authority on project management. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research and education, PMI prepares organizations and individuals to work smarter in an ever-changing and dynamic world. The 2020 results speak for themselves:

• Total PMI membership grew to 652,000 globally — an 8.5% increase.

• We administered more than 80,000 online-proctored PMP exams.

• We offered certification holders more than 557,000 free Professional Development Units.

• We saw more than 175,000 enrollments in digital course offerings between April and October alone.

The Honolulu, Hawai‘i Chapter of PMI was established in 1997 with 25 members and we received our chapter charter certificate on June 5, 1998. We have grown to over 800-plus members in 2020 and serve the business community for the entire state. Our mission is to promote the project management practice and profession through networking, sharing of project experiences, training, education and certification in Hawai‘i.

Attendees participate in a recent Project Management Institute, Honolulu, Hawai‘i Chapter virtual event.

Our vision is of a growing and engaged chapter recognized for excellence and delivering value to the project management community.

There are also the annual PMI-HNL Awards. Each year the chapter seeks to acknowledge project management (PM) professionals and PM organizations for outstanding performance in the field.

Nominations and awardees may come from any industry — corporate, nonprofit or government.

The call for nominations starts in the fall season and selection of winners is conducted by impartial chapter leaders and PM professionals within PMI external to the Honolulu, Hawai‘i Chapter. The winners and runners-up are announced at the chapter’s annual dinner, which is usually held in November.

All nominees, as well as individuals who submit nominations, receive a free invitation to the annual dinner to witness the presentation of awards and honor the winners.

In addition, there are a professional development day, roundtable, luncheons, networking and more. The PMI Honolulu board of directors utilizes available resources to execute meaningful events for the membership that it serves.

Check out the PMI Honolulu, Hawai‘i website at to see a full listing of events and offerings.