A Guide to Project Management Institute (PMI®) Acronyms
                                         Last Updated: August 2002...
ENAA..............Engineering Advancement Association of Japan; cooperating partner with PMI
ERVI................External ...
acronym PDP was used to describe the PMP certification renewal process. That PDP is now
                      referred to ...
ISSIG...............Information Systems SIG
IT&T................Information Technology & Telecommunications SIG
ManuSIG......
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  1. 1. A Guide to Project Management Institute (PMI®) Acronyms Last Updated: August 2002 AACE...............American Association of Cost Engineers; cooperating organization with PMI ABDI................Association of Book Distributors International; PMI’s book fulfillment center ACP..................PMI Assembly of Chapter Presidents-PMI ACS..................Australian Computer Society; cooperating partner with PMI AEIPRO...........Asociacion Espanola de Ingenieria de Proyectos; cooperating partner with PMI AIPM...............Australian Institute of Project Management; cooperating partner with PMI ANS.................American National Standard; designation that standard is approved by ANSI ANSI................American National Standards Institute; member of International Organization for Standards (ISO) APM.................Association of Project Management, headquartered in the United Kingdom ASAE...............American Society of Association Executives ASC..................Assembly of SIG Chairs -PMI BA....................Bachelor of Arts degree (US) BKA.................Basic Knowledge Assessment; PMI’s online multiple choice assessment test to measure basic but essential project management knowledge BoD..................PMI Board of Directors; elected to govern the Institute and its duty is to carry out the purposes and objective of the corporation. BS....................Bachelor of Science degree (US) CAE.................Certified Association Executive CAPM®...........Certified Associate in Project Management; project management practitioner credential offered by PMI CAPM..............Croatian Association for Project Management CAQ.................Certificate of Added Qualification; industry-specific certificates CBC…………........Certification Board Center Board of Directors -PMI CCP..................PMI Council of Chapter Presidents; expired 31 December 1998 and replaced by ACP CCR…………..Continuing Certification Requirements; formerly the Professional Development Program; used to describe the PMP certification maintenance process CEO…………..Chief Executive Officer CEU.................Continuing Education Unit; international measuring unit used to maintain records of completion of organized post secondary education. (10 hours study=1 CEU) CERIK.............Construction & Economy Research Institute of Korea; cooperating partner with PMI CKAG………...Congress Knowledge Advisory Group CoPAT………..Congress Project Action Team DAU.................Defense Acquisition University; Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PMI DEP..................Data Exchange Program; data file transmitted electronically to PMI Component officers containing monthly reports DIA..................Drug Information Association; MOU with Pharmaceutical SIG and PMI DoD..................U.S. Department of Defense, member of the Corporate Council with the Office of Acquisition Technology and Logistics providing the point of contact DoE..................U.S. Department of Energy; partnering agreement with PMI. DoE also is a member of the Corporate Council with the Office of Engineering and Construction Management providing the point of contact DRA.................Director of Regional Advocacy for the ACP-PMI DSMC..............Defense Systems Management College, a component of DAU DSMCAA........Defense Systems Management College Alumni Association; cooperating partner with PMI
  2. 2. ENAA..............Engineering Advancement Association of Japan; cooperating partner with PMI ERVI................External Relations & Volunteer Involvement Committee; board committee responsible for making recommendations to the Board regarding strategies to enhance and maintain relationships ESA..................Ethics, Standards & Accreditation EVM................Earned Value Measurement (Management) GAC(PM)…….Global Accreditation Center (for Project Management). The PMI sponsored body responsible for accreditation of degree and approval of certificate programs in project management GovCom...........Governance Committee; board committee responsible for effective functioning of the Board GSA.................U.S. General Services Administration HQ....................See “PMI HQ” GSK.................PMI’s Graphics Standards Kit; guidelines for designing component logos and stationary IACET..............International Association for Continuing Education & Training; international organization that authorizes organizations to provide CEUs for education and training IEEE.................The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; has licensing agreement with PMI to reprint and sell the PMBOK® Guide-1996 Edition. More importantly, has adopted the PMBOK® Guide – 1996 Edition as an IEEE Standard as is considering adopting the PMBOK® Guide – 2000 Edition. IP......................Intellectual Property IPM..................Institute of Project Management; cooperating partner with PMI IPMA...............International Project Management Association; cooperating partner with PMI ISO...................International Organization for Standardization IT......................Information Technology K&WC.............PMI® James R. Snyder Center for Project Management Knowledge & Wisdom MA...................Master of Arts (US) MAG................Member Advisory Group; provides membership and professional communications and expertise for PMI Headquarters in the development and implementation of program operations to achieve the strategic objectives established by the PMI Board and the established operational program direction MBA................Master of Business Administration (US) MFA.................Master of Fine Arts (US) MIS..................Management Information Systems MOA................Memorandum of Agreement MOU................Memorandum of Understanding (non-binding) MPM................Masters of Project Management MS...................Master of Science (US) MSM................Master of Science in Management (US) NCMA.............National Contract Management Association; cooperating partner with PMI NomCom..........PMI Nominating Committee; board committee responsible for overseeing and supervising the nomination and election process NORDNET......National project management associations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden; cooperating partner with PMI OAG.................Operational Advisory Group; see MAG OPM3™...........Organizational Project Management Maturity Model PAT…..............Project Action Team PDP..................PMI Professional Development Programs; the division within PMI Education Department responsible for PMI SeminarsWorld®, seminars at annual congresses, knowledge content of PMI congresses and e-learning programs. From January 1999 through January 2002 the
  3. 3. acronym PDP was used to describe the PMP certification renewal process. That PDP is now referred to as CCR - Continued Certification Requirements PDU.................Professional Development Unit; measuring unit used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities toward maintenance of PMP certification requirements (One hour study = 1 PDU) PMA-India.......Project Management Associates; cooperating partner with PMI PMBOK®……...The Project Management Body of Knowledge (often incorrectly used as an abbreviation for the PMBOK® Guide) PMBOK® Guide A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (The ® should always be used in the short title and should always be superscript. If the software program does not support a superscript use the ®. If the software program does not support the ® use (R).) PMI..................Project Management Institute PMIEF………...Project Management Institute Educational Foundation PMI HQ............PMI Headquarters (Newtown Square, PA USA) PMO…………. Program or project Management Office PMP®................Project Management Professional certification POC..................Performance Oversight Committee; board committee that monitors PMI’s operational and financial performance PROMAT.........Korean Institute of Project Management & Technology; cooperating partner with PMI PSO..................Project Support Office R&D.................Research & Development R.E.P. ..............Registered Education Provider; training provider registered under PMI’s Registered Education Provider Program RFP..................Request for Proposal SGA(PM)……. Standards for Global Accreditation in Project Management; the guiding document used by educational institutions seeking accreditation of degree programs or approval of certificate courseware SIG...................PMI Specific Interest Group; interest or industry based group of PMI members without geographical boundaries SIGC................PMI Specific Interest Group Council; expired 31 December 1998 and replaced by ASC-PMI SME.................Subject Matter Expert SOVNET..........Russian Project Management Association; cooperating partner with PMI SPPA................Strategic Planning and Program Alignment Committee; board committee responsible for strategic and corporate planning SPPR................Project Management Association of Slovakia; cooperating partner with PMI VC....................Vice Chair VP....................Vice President ZPM.................Slovenian Project Management Association; cooperating partner with PMI SIGS A&DSIG..........Aerospace & Defense SIG AutoSIG...........Automotive SIG CMSIG….........Configuration Management SIG DMSIG............Data Management SIG DPCSIG...........Design Procurement Construction SIG EdSIG...............Education & Training SIG EnviroSIG........Environmental Management SIG FSSIG..............Financial Services SIG IDSIG…...........International Development SIG
  4. 4. ISSIG...............Information Systems SIG IT&T................Information Technology & Telecommunications SIG ManuSIG..........Manufacturing SIG MSSIG.............Marketing & Sales SIG NPDSIG...........New Product Development SIG OGPSIG...........Oil, Gas, Petrochemical SIG PMO SIG.........Program Management Office SIG PharmaSIG.......Pharmaceutical SIG RMSIG.............Risk Management SIG SAOSIG...........Service & Outsourcing SIG SoPMSIG.........Students of Project Management SIG UISIG...............Utility Industry SIG WiPMSIG….. . .Women in Project Management SIG

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