27 October 2017: The Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) has been named runner-up at the international 2017 PMI Chapter Awards. The Ireland Chapter was nominated in the category for 301 – 1500 members at the awards which took place at the PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, USA on Thursday (October 26th). The Mumbai Chapter was named category winner.
The PMI Chapter Awards recognise outstanding Chapters from across the world. The Ireland Chapter was one of 12 finalists selected from over 150 applicants globally.
Commenting on the awards, Ireland Chapter of PMI President, Niall Murphy said: “We are delighted with our recognition at the PMI Chapter Awards. These accolades are an important benchmark of the performance of professional project management bodies across the globe.
“We know that in today's marketplace, project managers and their associated skills are more essential than ever. Over the past year, we have focused on growing the Chapter, with our membership now up by 22%, to over 1,300 members. We continue to advance the practice of project management across Ireland, through ongoing professional development, along with our volunteer-led transition year programme to train teachers in the discipline.”
The Ireland Chapter of PMI’s recognition in Chicago comes a week before it holds its inaugural National Project Awards on November 1st. Supported by PwC, the awards shine a spotlight on the best practice being developed to ensure project success across Ireland’s business community. For more on the National Project Awards, see projectawards.ie.
There are currently over 50,000 employed in project management across Ireland, in sectors such as IT, public sector, construction, pharmaceuticals, professional services, financial services and manufacturing.