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PMI Acquires Assessment and Benchmarking Company

PMI has acquired Human Systems International (HSI), a UK-based assessment and benchmarking company with keen organizational insight developed over 20 years of collecting best practice project, program and, portfolio management data from commercial and government organizations around the world.

“HSI and PMI are like-minded organizations, focused on providing thought leadership, knowledge, and networking opportunities designed to improve company and practitioner capabilities in project, program and portfolio management,” said Mr. Mark A. Langley, president & CEO, PMI.

Over the past two decades, HSI has developed the world’s largest and most robust database that highlights organizational project and program management best practices. Using the insights assembled from this rich data source will accelerate PMI’s ability to develop relevant and credible thought leadership positions, content resources, and knowledge sharing among members and other key stakeholders. PMI believes this acquisition will further enable advancement of the project management profession and raise awareness of the value project, program, and portfolio management (PPPM) can deliver as strategic business drivers.

“HSI’s assessment and benchmarking tools integrate well into PMI’s value delivery plans for business and government. The real strategic value of combining the two organizations comes from integrating HSI’s data-driven perspective on project, program, and portfolio management best practices, with PMI’s global reach, to deliver business insight that has been previously unavailable,” said Ms. Deanna Landers, chair, PMI Board of Directors.

“PMI’s acquisition of HSI brings together two driving forces of thought leadership within the project management industry. PMI has a history of robust research in the area of PPPM, which provides a cultural fit with Human Systems benchmarking and analysis for PPPM improvement initiatives,” said Mr. Terry Cooke-Davies, group chairman, HSI.

HSI’s benchmarking approach will remain methodology-independent and standards-agnostic, focusing on the best practices that have emerged over two decades of data collection from multinational organizations. Find out more about HSI at humansystems.net.

PMI Public Sector Engagements
Last month PMI India organized two successful events for the public sector.

On 21-22 November, it held a conference for the Bangalore-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The two-day event focused on project management challenges and opportunities for specific project scenarios at HAL whose senior managers presented papers and case studies, and participated in a panel discussion on the way forward. PMI presented on the project management impetus for government and public sector units.

The second event was a half-day workshop on e-governance and project management for senior bureaucrats in Bhopal. As many 150 participants from various state government departments, including the chief secretary and principal secretaries of the Government of Madhya Pradesh, took part in it. Senior officials spoke about the various e-government initiatives that they have undertaken, the challenges they face, and how project management can ease off some of those challenges. Mr. Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI India, spoke to the audience on “Leveraging Project Management for Executional Excellence”.

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