Chapter Meeting: Thought Leadership in Technical Consulting: Why Project Management Skills are Critical
Message from the President, Ghana Chapter
Dear Cherished Members,
In view of the current outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in the country, the Project Management
Institute Ghana has taken the following precautionary measures:
1. F2F Chapter meetings are currently on hold
2. The 2020 National Project Management Conference is postponed. A new date will be
communicated when necessary.
3. Scheduled Branch Meetings in Takoradi and Kumasi are postponed
4. The PMP 2020 Initiative Workshop scheduled to be held on 21 March at Coconut Grove is
We encourage members to stay informed and not to panic.
Kindly follow the preventive measures of the Ghana Health Service etc.
Please keep safe!
MS. Jumoke Yaa Lafenwa, B.Eng., MBA, PMP®, PMI-PBA®
Grow Your Skills
It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.
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History of PMI Ghana
Officially, systemic project management and its practice was alien to the majority of Ghanaians during the early days of the formation of the Chapter which dates back to 2008-2009 until it was finally chartered in 2011.
In fact, the few that had heard of project management attributed it to be for only the construction sector. At the time, even name “The Project Management Institute” was virtually unknown even among most practicing professionals including as architects, engineers, surveyors etc.
The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.
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Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.
Earn PDUs by Volunteering
Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.
Speakers for PMI Ghana Chapter's Events
PMI Ghana Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.