Publications Underscore the Value of Project Management

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PM Network®, one of the key periodicals distributed as a benefit of PMI membership, delivers up-to-the-minute information about project management methods and trends, while providing a real-world perspective on project management issues in today's world. For the second year in a row, the monthly publication earned the Award for Excellence in Magazine & Journal Writing from Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX). It also received in 2004 a Top 25 Award for Best Single Issue (October 2003) from Tabbies International Editorial & Design Awards. It is audited by BPA International, the worldwide media auditor.


PMI Today® informs the membership of the latest news of the Institute, its activities, components, events and services. The monthly newsletter is a supplement to PM Network® and keeps membership abreast of PMI's technical activities in the areas of certification, research, standards, education and training. The newsletter encourages professional development and promotes active participation in the project management community.


New for 2004, members now also receive PMI Community Post, an electronic newsletter with information about PMI's programs, products, services and events via e-mail, the second and fourth Friday of each month.


Project Management Journal®, PMI's research and academic quarterly, transitioned from print to a primarily electronic publication beginning with the first issue of 2004. As part of its effort to promote the worldwide utilization of project management, PMI is working to elevate the quality and reach of the Journal. Electronic delivery is just one part of the improvement plan, which focuses on higher quality content and better access to the Journal's learning for leading academicians and major academic libraries. In addition, Journal editorial staff now requires more academically-rigorous submissions. The Journal also recruited distinguished and credentialed individuals in the project management profession to staff its review board and advisory committees.

Journal staff is reaching out to other disciplines that are strongly aligned with project management to attract individuals in those disciplines as potential authors of Journal articles, further expanding relevant knowledge. …