The Project Management Standard in Thailand!
View Our Key Areas and Activities Below
How it all started!
The process of forming the Bangkok, Thailand PMI Chapter began in July 1999 with the approval of the Letter of Intent. Since then, a group of professionals within the project management profession have worked to make this chapter a reality. The Chapter completed the requirements to become a full fledged PMI Chapter in September 2001 and received its Charter Charter Plaque in November 2001.
Presently, the Chapter has more than 170 members, with the majority being Thai, representing more than 60 companies in the fields of telecommunications, information technology, oil & gas, engineering and construction, as well as Thai universities and government organizations.
See the Chapter’s Bylaws to learn more about our governing structure.
We do not have one!
Many of you would like to visit us and see our office! Many of you would like to learn more about the Project Management industry and are looking for our office location where you can share with your resume and profile. We truly appreciate that! The fact is at the moment we still do not not have any rented facility out of which we provide our services. Our team is only comprised of volunteers at this stage and we do not have currently have any permanent staff. Put simply, we cannot afford it! And that’s why we need your involvement. It’s a simply matter of supply and demand – the more you want us the better we can serve you and the more services we can provide. Wanting us only means that you wish to get involved in the Chapter and contribute voluntarily to the Project Management Community in Thailand.
While our Chapter should be registered as a non-profit organization in Thailand, we are still a business entity and we are still looking for ways, ideas, and suggestions (with some help needed) to change our stature to a non-profit organization. This should help reduce our taxes and provide us with ample opportunity to provide better services to you.
If you still wish to visit us, please come to our monthly Chapter meetings. For more information on that, please visit our Contact Us page.
Board of Directors
Elected annually by our membership community
Our members elect the board. And while we would like to have various members compete for a certain position, our members are not as interested at this stage. And this could be due to various reasons. We think it’s language and that’s why we are putting all efforts to increase the Thai member involvement in the Chapter. Our board this year is comprised mainly of Thai Project Managers from various industries in Thailand. So if you want to be involved, and you want to take up a position as a board member and help us ‘preach’ project management to your organization, please join our activities and participate in our organized events.
So far, our board struggles to find volunteers who are willing to contribute some free time to help us build this community. But it’s not too late especially with the upcoming AEC planned in the next few years. And while it has been more than 10 years since we’ve existed, we feel this year will be a fresh start for all of us.
The Board cannot do anything alone! Fact is the Chapter can only work successfully through volunteer involvement. The more we involve you in our events and the more you contribute your time to the Chapter, the faster we can reach our community, which we’re sure is in desperate need for proper structure and organization in project management. Some may not realize it yet but it is a fact!
To volunteer in our Chapter, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page. Yes, and don’t forget you’ll get PDUs for all the volunteer work you contribute to the Chapter. But we know you don’t really care much about that :).
Get the Thai government to recognize us
Over the years, our various boards have tried extensively to reach out to various government organizations in Thailand so as to help them realize the values our community provides. We know and we realize any government organization involvement with our Chapter will help to increase public awareness in Project Management generally and our Chapter (and activities) particularly. Failure is not in our Chapter’s vocabulary and the strenuous efforts of our volunteers in the years that passed have not been wasted. More people know us today and more organizations recognize us including government institutions. But we have yet to collaborate officially with one so that this recognition is taken to the next level. And that is when government agencies start recommending all companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations attain some form of project management certification through our institute or any one of our recommended Registered Education Providers (REPs).
Our vision will remain one if we do not work with you and reach out to grab it with your help. If you think you can help us realize it, what are you waiting for? We need you!