November 2019: Project Management Month

WHEREAS, project management is the profession by which organizations plan, organize, secure, and manage resources to clearly define and execute visions and goals; and,

WHEREAS, project management relates directly to the project-driven and project-based fields of architecture, construction, aerospace, defense, software development, computer networking, telecommunications, and many Michigan project-related industries and organizations; and,

WHEREAS, project managers and their teams are the dedicated professionals that lead and oversee various projects and are responsible for accomplishing stated project objectives; and,

WHEREAS, project-based learning helps our young people develop project management as a life skill preparing them for the 21st century workforce; and,

WHEREAS, project management can be an essential force for good in helping to improve society to be more just, participatory, and sustainable; and,

WHEREAS, during this month of November, we join with the Project Management Institute Michigan Chapters (Capital Area, Great Lakes, Huron Valley, Thumb and Western) to raise awareness of the project management profession in Michigan, to recognize project managers as key contributors to every aspect of industry in our great state of Michigan, and to encourage citizens to learn more about and explore project management career opportunities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim November 2019 as Project Management Month in Michigan.