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The Southern Germany Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI SGC) was founded in 1998 as the PMI Munich Chapter. The idea of setting up a PMI chapter in Munich came from Jessey Magerl, who was also the founding president until 2000. At the 10-year anniversary celebration in 2008, she reported about the intense but also fulfilling efforts to "push" this success story forward. For her commitment, she has been appointed as an honorary member of the chapter’s management board. In 2016 and following a members’ decision, the chapter was renamed as the PMI Southern Germany Chapter in order to account for the regional expansion.

Vision and goals

The PMI Southern Germany Chapter focuses primarily on the economy of southern Germany. It supports the further development and dissemination of international and standardized methodologies for professional project management. The chapter is supported by its volunteers.

Chapter’s organization

The PMI Southern Germany Chapter is currently led by eight-members of the management board which is responsible for the day-to-day operations. The board is elected for a two years term and is currently headed by President Jörg Glunde.

Due to the geographic size of the chapter, seven other local groups have been created to date in addition to the Local Group Munich. These local groups serve large geographic areas in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Events are held there on a regular basis to provide lectures and discussions about technical topics in addition to the opportunity given for the individual exchange. Certified project managers can obtain PDUs in these events, as well as in regular chapter meetings.

Special events

In addition to regular meetings and chapter meetings common in other chapters, the PMI Southern Germany Chapter oversees some larger events, which are also known across chapter boundaries and which are gaining increasing popularity:

  • The PM-Summit took place for the fourth time in 2016. It is one of the largest events about project management in Germany and has established itself as a trademark for the knowledge transfer in the field of professional project management.
  • The PMI Southern Germany Chapter regularly organizes so-called "Professional Development Events" on current topics, which serve the personal and thematic development of participating PMI members
  • As part of the "Social Responsibility Projects" initiative, several individual projects are currently being launched which will accelerate a variety of social initiatives through active support of project management resources.

Supporting chapter’s activities

PMI promotes volunteering work in the chapters to support the part-time and non-paid work of the management boards. Therefore, the chapter occasionally asks its members for support if the management board is planning a special project. Those interested in providing such support (ideally with a topic proposal) can also contact a member of the management board. Volunteer work is rewarded with PDUs.

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