Implementing and utilizing PMI’s project management standards have had a positive impact on project successes worldwide for decades. The U.S. government has acknowledged this with the recent passage of the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act which was signed into law on December 14, 2016. This legislation was written to support significant advances in how the government implements project management standards, procedures and principles across a wide range of programs based on overall governmental strategy.
The PMIAA was established to implement project management best practices in order to increase efficiency while reducing costs, prevent delays, reduce overall negative risks while exploiting positive risks, and achieving a higher degree of quality through continuous improvement on government programs. It has become of critical importance that project management knowledge, expertise and accountability for both government workers and contractors be demonstrated to obtain these objectives in the best interest of all stakeholders.
PMP® Certification demonstrates the required commitment to be a member of this elite group of professionals.