I am helping to host a web site and discussion group for a number of PMI (Project Management Institute) volunteers who are concerned about the potential loss of democratically elected leaders at the SIG and College level. For more information about this group, see http://pmi-pro-dem.rlprj.com/ (site now closed).
Although this new web site is being hosted as part of my company web site (Real-Life Projects), it is not affiliated with my company, nor does the group represent my company in any way. I thought it was important for this group to have a place to talk and collaborate, and I was happy to help host the group.
I encourage anyone who is interested in the issues to visit the web site and join the discussion group. Here is an overview of what the group is concerned with:
“We agree with PMI that it is time to find innovative ways for PMI Specific Interest Groups (SIGs) and Colleges to deliver value to members. We want to maximize value to members (not merely normalize it), and it is time we innovate together. We vigorously oppose PMI’s plan to dissolve all SIGS and Colleges, terminate boards of directors, and eliminate independent elections. We need to preserve and improve democracy! It is easy to remember our position in a nutshell: Innovation with Democracy is “IWd” which is “PMI” spelled upside down.”
(Removed upside down PMI logo on June 14, 2012 at the request of PMI. Web site also retired at this time.)