Creating a community for Project Managers, case study from PMI Sweden Chapter
1998 a group of professionals took initiative to start up a PMI chapter in Sweden. A quite dubious task as the PMP certification was not very well known outside North America at that time, and local competition was fierce. The initiative succeeded and almost 20 years later the organizations stands strong in Sweden. There are several reasons why PMI succeeds in country after country, and one of the reasons are the communities that were created.
We will look into how a branch in PMI Sweden chapter grew from 1-2 active volunteers to 40 in a few years. What happened, and what effects has it on the view upon project management? We search for success factors, and discuss if these are applicable on other places. We will also discuss how the PMI community affects business, and if further development can be made. And of course, how is this possible to apply in a business context?