Bi-Monthly Project Management Seminars
Presentation given to the Project Management Institute Japan International Committee on the business case for Project Management Seminars in English.
The Project Management Institute Japan currently has about 3,000 members. Actually, Japan has 28,000 PMI members. Globally, PMI has almost .5 million members. The PMIJ-International Committee exists to support PMIJ in International project management. Of the 28,000 PMI members residing in Japan 800 are non-Japanese. We are not communicating with this existing group of Project Managers. Who are they? What do they need? We, The Project Management Japan International Committee do not know!
Why I joined PMIJ-International Committee.
I joined the PMIJ International Committee for personal reasons. One is to socialize, and communicate with other interested in similar things. I also love Japanese Business concepts and can improve my performance as a project manager.
Current Support in Japan for non-Japanese PMI members.
Currently, there is ZERO English Language communication or Support for the non-Japanese Speaking, reading community of Project Managers. There is no bridge to communicate with the 800 non-Japanese Project Mangers performing project Management in Japan.
Benefits to a community of International Project Managers.
If we can engage the 800 Project Managers living in Japan, we can create a community. A community of Project Managers in Japan will strengthen PMIJ. The more support we can provide for our Organization the more support we can get in the International Committee. As a strong community we can help each other. We can make more meaningful connections around the globe. We can solve professional problems better. We can improve as individuals.
Why are here in the International Committee?
Japanese philosophy of Takara Bune involves many different gods all in the same boat. We are all in the same boat and by working together and helping each other we can have wisdom, happiness, long life and wealth.