Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Project Managers Earn More than Two Years Ago

Amid a global economic climate plagued by high unemployment and a continued lack of organizational resources, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has good news for job seekers and organizations alike. According to the PMI® Project Management Salary Survey—Sixth Edition project managers, instead of suffering income losses like so many other professionals, are actually earning more than they were two years ago, before the worst of the recession hit.

How much more depends on location, experience, and certification level. Of the nearly 35,000 project manager practitioners who responded to the survey, 51 percent reported an increase in their total compensation, with the global median salary reaching $90,260 USD. Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential holders earn upwards of $10,000 USD more in certain countries than non-credential holders, with median salaries in the United States, Australia and Germany now exceeding $100,000 USD.

(PMI members can search for region-specific salary information via a query function on

Read the whole press release from PMI.

Project Management Symposium 2010

The PMOSIG is the producer of the PMO Symposium, the largest international conference specifically focused on the PMO. This dynamic, three day event provides opportunities for PMO practitioners, project managers, organizational leaders, and others with an interest in establishing or growing the value of a PMO to learn from an engaging group of over 30 practitioner-oriented education sessions presented by expert speakers, to ask questions and get answers from both presenters and peers, to network with colleagues and to discuss important issues, share insights, and learn. PMO Symposium is recognized as a leading global event that, in 2009, drew over 200 attendees representing over 175 companies.

PMO Symposium 2010 will be held November 8-10, in Dallas, USA. With early registration at $995, the PMO Symposium offers an incredible value for a three day event. Use the promotional code PMOSYM before August 15th and save an additional 10%.

Visit the PMO Symposium 2010 website for complete details and to register.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Request to Update Your Profile at

As part of PMI national’s continuing effort to champion global sustainability, the PMI National Board of Directors election is “going green”. Starting with this year’s election, all balloting will be conducted electronically, which will make returning a vote simple and efficient.

In order to ensure that ballots are sent to the correct e-mail address, all PMI members are asked to log on to their MyPMI profile before 16 July and check that the preferred e-mail address listed is correct.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Effective Punchlist Systems Survey

I  am a graduate student in the Construction Management program here at UNLV conducting my research on "Effective Punchlist Systems". I have done a preliminary survey on a specific building project here in southern Nevada and would like to compare my findings with the national trend/ sentiments regarding punchlist problems during project closeouts.

Below is a brief weblink survey for project managers with experience in the construction industry. The survey should take no more than 3 minutes to complete. Thank you. 

Archie Rabasto
UNLV M.S.C.M 2010