CSC JOINS PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE GLOBAL CORPORATE COUNCIL
News Release -- June 01, 2009
FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 1 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that it has joined the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Corporate Council. PMI is the world's leading not-for-profit association for the project management profession.
As a member of the Council, CSC will demonstrate its commitment to the advancement of project management knowledge, standards and practices by meeting with other council members regularly to identify trends and strategic opportunities, provide guidance and share best practices. The company is represented by Chris Colen, vice president of Program Management and Solution Architecture for CSC's Global Business Solutions.
Companies invited to join the Council must employ organizational project management practices while effectively demonstrating compliance with PMI criteria, including: project selection is tied to strategic decision making; project management is valued throughout the organization; the company has a project management office or equivalent department responsible for the centralized training, support and career life cycle of project managers; PMI standards are utilized in the organization and staff members hold PMI certifications; project managers are provided with an internal training program and other educational resources.
"We are excited to participate in this group of industry thought leaders," said Colen. "This membership further validates our commitment to global excellence in project and program management and delivering business value to our customers."
The Global Corporate Council is made up of more than 29 leading companies that work to raise international project management capabilities and standards. The Council meets twice a year and acts as a strategic advisor to PMI
The world's leading project management organization, PMI shares knowledge with nearly 500,000 members and credential holders in 170+ countries. Since its founding 40 years ago, PMI has impacted more than one million practitioners, businesses, governments, students and training organizations worldwide. Today, PMI's products and services range from world-class standards for project, program and portfolio management to five professional credentials, including the gold standard Project Management Professional (PMP)®. PMI's exclusive Global Corporate Council and European Corporate Networking Group engage large multinationals and government organizations in endorsing the value of project management. The only project management association with an established academic research program, PMI has invested more than US $14 million in support of dozens of research projects since 1997. Learn more at PMI.org.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, Global Outsourcing Services and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.74 billion for the 12 months ended April 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.