Exciting news from PMI: The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) was passed 30 November by the U.S. Senate.  The bill will now go to the President for his signature and enactment.  This legislation is a landmark achievement that will make improvements to program and project management policy across the U.S. government.

The PMIAA validates what we as project professionals already know: investment in program management resources and standards within an organization improves outcomes, accountability and efficiency. The reforms outlined in the bill were driven by PMI member input and research, and will change program and project management within the U.S government by:

• Creating a formal job series and career path for program and project managers
• Developing a standards-based model for program and project management
• Recognizing the value of executive sponsorship and engagement
• Breaking down silos through an interagency council

For more information on the passage of the PMIAA, read the official press release for more information.