Garfield Bowen, director in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Project Management Office (PMO), recently was elected 2013 president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI-MN). He was elected to a three-year term that begins in January 2012 as President-Elect and COO, and continues through 2014 as Past President.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in more than 185 countries. The Minnesota chapter is one of the largest chapters of PMI with approximately 3,300 members. The vision of PMI-MN is to provide value to members and the community through opportunities for career development and to advocate the advancement of the project management profession and its disciplines.
In addition, the U of M PMO website now is listed on the Educause website, which features PMO sites from universities across the country. This website, www.educause.edu/wiki/PMO+Web+Sites, is used to help others manage projects and PMOs within their organizations.