The Project Management Institute (PMI) has approved (via its recent Board of Directors meeting) a revitalized set of core values. These actually are the essential principles which guide PMI. These were recently shared in PMI Today's January 2010 issue, in which they even go as far as to say that these values are the "soul" of the organization.
Given that these are so fundamental, underlying, and soulful, we thought we'd share them here, add a comment, and ask your opinion.
The PMI Core Values
At PMI, we believe in:
Project Management Impact
Project management is a critical competence that has a positive influence on organization results and society.
Accountability and ethical behavior ensures our commitment to PMI stakeholders.
Volunteers and effective volunteer partnerships with staff are the best way to accomplish the Institute’s goals and objectives.
Bringing members of the global project management community together is the best way to advance the project management profession and facilitate their growth.
Encouraging diverse viewpoints and enabling individuals to contribute to the project management profession and to the Institute.
These are refreshingly short-winded and to-the-point. And so we will be with our comment. We're glad to see that the first value is "Impact" of project management, and we're particularly happy that they end with "a positive influence on organizational results and society". We think (and hope) that this includes the aspects of project management and sustainability and the environment. This is something we're focusing on over at our 'cousin' site http://earthpm.com .
What do you think of the values? Did PMI hit the target? Do you interpret that first value the same way?