The Ghana Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), has launched its 10th anniversary under the theme, ‘Advancing Project Management Excellence in Ghana’.
Addressing journalists in Accra, the President of PMI-Ghana, Jumoke Lafenwa, reiterated the call on organisations to endeavour to ensure efficiency in the execution of projects to achieve maximum results.
Ms. Lafenwa described the increasing number of reported stalled national projects as a drain on the nation’s resources, and called on the government, private individuals, and donor organisations to partner with PMI to help boost the success probability of projects for development.
“It has been proven that the introduction of a certified Project Management professional to a project increases its success probability to 75%, cutting down on waste and time overruns to guarantee its successful completion,” she added.
The Chapter Secretary, Abena Ayim, said that as part of its professional requirements, the project management profession entails making an impact, achieving results, and offering value to organisations with an accountability mindset.
She said PMI has since its establishment in Ghana become the preferred hub for all project management-related issues which include empowering members and volunteers with quality programs through advocacy, coaching, mentoring project health diagnostic skills, and experiences aimed at providing exceptional value delivery solutions to organizations, businesses, and governments.
Since the chapter’s formation in 2011, its membership currently stands at 822 (547 PMP certified) comprising professionals from healthcare, energy, telecommunications, finance, construction, IT, aviation, agriculture, engineering, manufacturing, education etc.
Project Management Institute is the leading project management organization in the world, with over 600,000 members in over 300 chapters globally.
The institute provides two main services; membership and certifications, offering nine different certifications PMP. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA), Discipline Agile (DA), Program Management Professional (PgMP) and Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)
With branches in Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale, Sunyani, and Ho, the Ghana chapter, (third-largest in Africa), provides the mandatory 35 contact hours preparation for candidates seeking to sit for certification examinations.