Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Project Management Institute

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Did you know:

  • The Project Management Institute is the world's professional society for project management, maintains robust body of knowledge and certification programs
  • Atlanta is home to the world's 3rd highest number of certified project managers
  • PMI was founded 50 years ago, at Georgia Tech, by Georgia Tech alum Jim Snyder, with assistance by SCL's predecessor organization
  • Project Management methods are crucial to the success of engineers, consultants, analysts and a key differentiator in job search and career progression
On September 9, a number of events associated with the 50th anniversary will take place on campus. Including SCL's program:

What: Project Management Profession – its Roots, Growth, and Future

  • The World of Project Oriented Work – From 1960 to 2019
  • History of PMI and Georgia Tech's Role
  • A Celebration of 50 Years
  • The Changing World of Managing Projects
Speaker: PMI founder and Tech Alum Jim Snyder Mr. Snyder is a founder of the Project Management Institute, a Fellow of the Institute, and a past Volunteer Executive Director, President and Chairman of the Board. He is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the PMI Educational Foundation, and Advisor to the Board of the Delaware Valley Chapter. Mr. Snyder, who is casually referred to as the "Father of PMI," has been awarded the PMI Man of the Year Award and is an Honorary Life Member of the Institute. He is also a founding member of the PMI Delaware Valley Chapter and the Pharmaceuticals Specific Interest Group (SIG). Mr. Snyder served as the project manager for the construction of PMI's World Headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA. The PMI James R. Snyder Center for Project Management Knowledge and Wisdom, located in the headquarters building, is named in his honor. Where: Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute Auditorium (813 Ferst Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30332-0560) When: Monday, September 9, Noon to 1:30 (Pizza and Drinks provided)

Register Online to Attend

Attendance to the sessions is complimentary for SCL corporate partners, SCL Industry Advisory Board members, SCL affiliated faculty and students, and students enrolled in the Masters in Supply Chain Engineering program.For the general public, there is a $12 meal fee. To take advantage of the included meal, you must register by deadline noted on the registration page. If you have any questions, please email event@scl.gatech.edu.  


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  • Created By: Andy Haleblian
  • Created: 08/16/2019
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  • Modified: 08/30/2019