Another Source of Tools and Resources for Your Programs: The DAU and PMI Agreement— a Commitment to Excellence

The Defense Acquisition University and the Project Management Institute (PMI)—a nonprofit professional membership association—established a Memorandum of Understanding as a mutual commitment to excellence in learning, research and strategic collaboration. This collaboration aims at providing the best training built upon the expertise of the private civilian sector and also the general public and government sectors. As part of the collaboration, PMI makes available for practitioners a wealth of information online. Below is a list of the content and their links for portfolio, program and project managers:

Business and Government: Regardless of your industry or mission, project management is the value driver that helps your organization get the most out of its performance. Explore these organizationally related tools at

Academic Research: PMI Academic Research works to advance the profession through research and education programs, informing the practice of project management and the real-world application of research results. Free Registration at

Pulse of the Profession and In-Depth Reports: The Pulse is PMI’s annual global survey of project, program and portfolio managers that charts the major trends in project management. Throughout the year, PMI takes a closer look at critical topics originating in the Pulse reports in the In-Depth Report series.  See

Thought Leadership Series: Topics include portfolio management, talent management, program management offices and various others. The reports, which provide excellent executive-level insights, were developed in collaboration with consultants such as the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Boston Consulting Group, and Deloitte. See

Organizational Methodology: As an example of reports available, these are a collection about organizational methodology. Organizations that use a methodology can focus more on the important tasks of leading, innovating and delivering products and services, while improving efficiency and performance. See

Case Studies: Our collected case studies highlight how organizations are implementing project management practices and using PMI products, programs or services to fulfill business initiatives and overcome challenges:

Knowledge Shelf: This is a growing resource of articles contributed by project managers to advance the body of knowledge. It’s a great place to expand your understanding of different aspects of project management. See

The following media require membership, a premium or purchase, depending on the items.

Standards: PMI global standards provide guidelines, rules and characteristics for project, program and portfolio management. These standards are widely accepted and, when consistently applied, they help you, your global peers and your organization achieve professional excellence. Member download, otherwise purchase, at

Tools and Templates: Templates, deliverables, checklists, and presentations available at Here many downloads are free and many others require a premium on or PMI membership.

PMI is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.