PMI Chapters carry a unique Professional Brand as the source to bring career growth and development resources in Project Management. This brand is recognized by both individuals and corporations. Many individuals seek to solidify their credentials as Project/Program/Portfolio Management Professionals. These budding professionals often look to the Chapter as the means to that development. This ready demand for professional development creates challenges and opportunities for Chapters.
In 2013 PMIWDC charted a path through two successful pilot projects to conduct competitive procurement for PMP prep and Agile training. The need was created by the growing membership professional development demand, institution of the PMI Chapter Training Quality Assurance Program, and the expanding PMI certification credentials. This session presents the business case, procurement artifacts, and lessons learned by an all-volunteer team to solicit and select vendors for conducting the 2015 PMIWDC training programs.