PMI Acquires Human Systems International, a UK-based Assessment and Benchmarking Firm


HSI and PMI formalize longstanding partnership to deliver unparalleled strategic business insight

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has acquired Human Systems International (HSI), a UK-based assessment and benchmarking company with keen organizational insight developed over 20 years of collecting best practice project, program and portfolio management data from commercial and government organizations around the world.

“HSI and PMI are like-minded organizations, focused on providing thought leadership, knowledge and networking opportunities designed to improve company and practitioner capabilities in project, program and portfolio management,” said Mark A. Langley, President and CEO of PMI.

Over the past two decades, HSI has developed the world’s largest and most robust database that highlights organizational project and program management best practices. The insights assembled from this rich data source will accelerate PMI’s ability to develop relevant and credible thought leadership positions, content resources, and knowledge sharing among members and other key stakeholders. PMI believes this acquisition will further enable advancement of the project management profession and raise awareness of the value that project, program and portfolio management (PPPM) can deliver as strategic business drivers.

“HSI’s assessment and benchmarking tools integrate well into PMI’s value delivery plans for business and government. The real strategic value of combining the two organizations comes from integrating HSI’s data-driven perspective on project, program and portfolio management best practices, with PMI’s global reach, to deliver business insight that has been previously unavailable,” said Deanna Landers, Chair of PMI’s Board of Directors.

“PMI’s acquisition of Human Systems brings together two driving forces of thought leadership within the project management industry. PMI has a history of robust research in the area of project, program and portfolio management, which provides a cultural fit with Human Systems benchmarking and analysis for PPPM improvement initiatives,” said Terry Cooke-Davies, Group Chairman of Human Systems International.

Post-acquisition, HSI’s benchmarking approach will remain methodology-independent and standards-agnostic, focusing on the best practices that have emerged over two decades of data collection from multinational organizations.

Human Systems International (HSI), is a leading assessment and benchmarking company with offices in London and Sydney, and operations throughout Europe and Asia-Pacific. HSI offers a wide range of diagnostic and analytic tools for improving organization project management capabilities, including the 4Q Assessment Model, which is used by organizations across all industry sectors as well as government agencies. Over the past two decades, HSI has developed the world’s largest and most robust database highlighting organizational project and program management best practices.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMI is the one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Our professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations’ success and further mature the profession. PMI’s worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by our globally recognized standards and certification programs, extensive academic and market research programs, chapters and communities of practice, and professional development opportunities.


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