Editorial Team

Project Management Institute (PMI) South Asia today announced its collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The alliance aims to empower employees of CII member organizations with skilling opportunities to enhance productivity and business agility through digitization and project management effectiveness.

Today, organizations globally and in India, have been forced to adapt quickly to the new normal. The global pandemic has resulted in organizations identifying new ways of working and accelerating their digital transformation journey to improve project performance. According to our Pulse of the Profession™ report that came out earlier this year, 82% of project professionals in India see digital transformation as a key driver of change in their organizations in the past year. The research illustrates that enterprises that develop a range of value delivery capabilities tend to outperform others across a range of key metrics, including delivering initiatives on time and on budget.

Through this collaboration, PMI will create a range of offerings for CII member organizations. These include customized PMI content to raise the competitiveness of the manufacturing and allied core industries with knowledge sessions, self-paced learning courses and certifications to address the emerging needs of different sectors with the intent of making them globally competitive. PMI will also offer guidance and support to build and acquire the relevant skills, knowledge and capabilities that can be useful to the individuals in their professional journey.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Managing Director, PMI South Asia said, “At a time of unprecedented change and complexity, organizations are reimagining how problems are solved and work gets done. Fast and flexible is the name of the game for teams in The Project Economy. And that takes agile, change-ready teams, led with a deep commitment to collaboration, empathy and innovation. Through this collaboration with CII, we aim to empower project professionals and changemakers with new skills, capabilities and knowledge to help them deliver greater value to their organizations.”

As organizations adapt to a new work ecosystem, they come across challenges related to enhancing productivity of their employees, digital transformation and business agility of their organization. As a result, there is a need for more and more professionals to have holistic and future-proof ‘changemaker’ skills to address these challenges.

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