Making project management indispensable for business results!

Our Mission


  • Secure the functioning and financing of the Slovak PMI Chapter
  • Be a contact of the first resort for our members and other project fans
  • Provide professional services and a platform to grow for our members
  • Inform regularly about the development in the project world
  • Create a network of professional contacts
  • Establish a sponsorship program
  • Organize lectures and events for our members
  • Participate in congresses and seminars related to the project management 

 

Membership

In a competitive global economy, project managers can’t go it alone. So turn to PMI membership to give you the tools and support you need to make your mark on the profession. Discover more about what our membership is and what benefits it offers, and choose the type of membership that’s best for you.

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What PMI membership is 

In a word, dedication. PMI membership signifies that you’re serious about your project management career and your professional development. It highlights this dedication to employers, colleagues and stakeholders, giving you an edge in the job market. It also provides you with access to valuable knowledge, networks and resources that help you improve and advance.

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Benefits of membership

As a PMI member, you gain exclusive access to PMI publications and our global standards, networking options with our chapters and online communities of practice, and leadership and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also receive discounts on certification exams and renewals, as well as our professional development offerings.

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Types of membership 

Whether you’re new to project management or a seasoned veteran, PMI has a membership plan that’s right for you. Check out the membership options we have for practitioners, students and retirees. Group rates are also available.

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Cooperation with PMI

The main goal of the PMI partnership program is to build bridges between our organization and the outside world, because we believe that there are a number of ways how knowledge, experience, and efforts can be combined for the purpose of our professional growth. We offer, therefore, several opportunities for the cooperation in order to utilize synergies that stem from joint activities, be it congresses, lectures, networking events, consulting, or mutual promotion.

Business partnership
Our mission is to serve project professionals as well as executives who deal with the project management world. Our association can offer professional contacts, provide project consulting, or act as an independent expert or auditor. We also welcome the opportunity to provide lectures on project management topics.
Sponsorship
The section for external relation prepared a sponsorship program for those interested to support the development and understanding of project management in Slovakia and who wish to enter into a marketing cooperation. We appreciate any external support of our activities without which we simply could not offer the level of service for our member we do now.  
Academic partnership
Our goal is not only to serve our professional community but also to patronize the project management development in Slovakia and help increase awareness about the project world  in general.  We therefore gladly accept offers for academic lectures at universities or other educational institutions or for the participation in expert seminars or research. We are also ready to help students when dealing with seminar papers or master thesis related to the project management.
Public sector
The project management has been making its way also into the public sector affecting thereby the life of entire communities. Consequently we offer assistance to non-profit organizations by providing our services or volunteers when it comes to organizing project activities.
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About Slovakia

The Slovak Republic is the official name of a small-sized country located in the eastern part of Central Europe. The country; as a free state, was originally established in 1939; however at the end of WWII the country was restored a part of Czechoslovakia. During this period the country was ruled by the communist party. In 1989; as a result of the Velvet Revolution, Czechoslovakia overthrew the ruling communist party and became a democratic federal republic. During the following years, the democratic process exposed several problems leading to the complete disintegration of the federation. The breakdown of the common state gave birth to the current independent Slovak and Czech Republics. The Slovaks and the Czechs agreed to separate peacefully on 1 January 1993. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004 and the euro zone on 1 January 2009.

The country has a total population of 5.4 million inhabitants; about half a million residing in the capital, Bratislava. Other large metropolitan areas include Kosice, Zilina, Nitra and Trnava. 56 percent of the country’s population lives in the urban areas.

Slovak Republic is long name of the country; also know by the short international name Slovakia.  The country is composed of 8 self governing regions called Kraje (Banskobystricky, Bratislavsky, Kosicky, Nitriansky, Presovsky, Trenciansky, Trnavsky, and Zilinsky) with the capital in Bratislava.

The country is a republic with three branches of government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. The Executive branch is made up of the chief of state and the head of the government. Currently the chief of state is the President Ivan Gasparovic and the head of the government is the Prime Minister Robert Fico. The rest of the cabinet is appointed by the president on recommendation by the prime minister. The President is elected by popular vote while the leader of the winning party at the National Council election becomes the Prime Minister. 

Major Industries

The vast majority of Slovak workers are employed in the manufacturing and service industries. A short breakdown of the employment  in Slovakia is summarized in the following paragraphs.

Automotive Industry

Slovakia is the third largest vehicle maker in Central Europe. The automotive industry has had an enormous impact on the development of the Slovak economy. The industry has significant growth potential, given its high manufacturing standards and access to both the East and West European markets. More than 316,000 cars rolled off the production lines of Kia, PSA and Volkswagen during the first 8 months of 2007, meaning that during this period the three car producers assembled more cars than in all of 2006. By the end of 2007 the number reached a total of 571,071 finished vehicles, and estimates for the year 2008 anticipate an increase by another 70,000 finished vehicles.  At the end of 2007, 75,728 people worked in the automotive sector (compared with 22,000 in 1993). It is estimated that by the end of 2010 the number of workers in the automotive sector will grow to approximately 100,000.

Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering industry in Slovakia has all the necessary conditions for its further fast development, as this sector is an important source of supply for the automotive industry, as well as one of the sectors employing the greatest proportion of labor force within the process industry. Since 2000, the electrical engineering industry has been the fastest growing industry from all the sectors of the industrial production. In 2006, more than 157 000 people were working in the electrical engineering industry.

Chemical Industry

The chemical sector traditionally held and still holds a strong position in the national economy of Slovakia. In the 1990s Slovak chemistry entered into the process of transformation of its economy, which already had a strong production base, a well developed research capacity and a very good level of human potential. The total number of employees in the chemical sector in 2006 was 32,500. The total number of people working in industrial sectors in Slovakia 2006 was 416,000, thus chemical sector workers represent 7.8% of this total number.

IT Sector

Plenty of qualified graduates with strong language and computer skills have meanwhile attracted the world’s largest IT service providers, such as Accenture, Dell, Hewlett Packard, IBM Lenovo, T-Systems or Siemens, transforming Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, into “a hive of shared service and contact centers” (Financial Times, February 2007). Huge data consumption, low infrastructure costs and high population density have all driven R&D in telecommunications, and as a result world-class experts in ICT are flocking to Slovakia, having found a rewarding place to lend their brains for proper remuneration.

In the year 2007 the IT sector employed more than 51,000 people in Slovakia and should generate more than 16,000 new jobs in the coming years (2007-2011) by increasing the growth of the number of new IT companies (240 companies are expected start their operations within the IT sector in the coming years).

Project management in Slovakia


In Slovakia, Project Management is mainly developed in the IT and Construction sectors. The execution of projects within these industries is lead by professional project managers whose main responsibility is the successful realization of projects. The state of Project Management within other industries has been identified to lack behind the current state of the project management practice. In general, there is significant space for improvement.

There is no comprehensive and reliable research on the basic state of Project Management in Slovakia. However, project management is often considered as something people do “on top of their normal job” and not as standalone profession. Even jobs functions titled “project manager” often involve a significant amount of work on the project realization tasks. Jobs mainly focusing on project management are still relatively few, as the work of solely project managers is often not fully acknowledged. The chapter plans to engage the local business and educational community to inform them about the benefits of project management in their areas of operation and the community at large.