As new industries, practices, technologies, and impactful global megatrends emerge, organizations must continuously transform to remain competitive, often requiring them to pivot quickly and work even more efficiently – all so they can continue to deliver value.

To tackle these critical issues, Project Management Institute (PMI) research shows businesses must prioritize flexibility and agility, as well as encourage constant innovation. To simplify – businesses need to deliver value to their customers faster.

However, businesses cannot simply gain speed, rather they must create a versatile workforce of nimble, innovative, and cutting-edge professionals. Through strategic upskilling and reskilling, organizations can better prepare their workforces to provide value to customers more quickly, adapt to new technology, and weather the storm of the next big event – without sacrificing quality.

Project management is the bridge that connects strategy to implementation and is, in essence, the way change happens and how ideas turn into reality. Continuous transformation is quickly becoming the norm for the world’s top PMOs, and they are well-positioned to support these initiatives as they are aligned with organizational strategy and have the right skillsets for the successful delivery of projects.

Discovering how your peers are driving success and understanding the solutions that enable strategic upskilling and reskilling can poise your PMO for maximum future impact.

Emulating the world’s top PMOs

Recent research from PMI and PwC shows that the “Top 10 Percent” of PMOs outperform their peers by attracting and retaining talent, using innovation and technology to enhance measurement, and achieving greater influence and more successful project outcomes. In fact, the Top 10 Percent outperformed organizations overall in 2020 across revenue, customer acquisition, customer satisfaction, and Environmental, Sustainability, and Governance (ESG) indicators.

The top PMOs have five capabilities that are critical to the successful delivery of projects: relationship building, collaborative leadership, strategic thinking, creative problem solving, and commercial awareness. They place greater emphasis on recruiting individuals with these skillsets and cultivating them through formal learning and development programs.

The skills to solve today’s toughest challenges

According to the PMI Talent Gap report, the global demand for new project professionals will reach 25 million by 2030, posing a considerable risk to organizations that rely on skilled PMOs to implement strategic initiatives. This talent shortage will only be exasperated without the proper skillsets to overcome the effects and changes of our world.

To prepare for a future that is coming faster than ever, PMI sees the power of melding the core insights of project management with three skill categories: a diverse understanding of the new ways of working, business acumen, and power skills.

PMI is your partner in upskilling and reskilling your project teams and leaders, and your entire workforce. We will work with you to understand what would be most impactful for your company and people to fit your unique needs and goals. Our comprehensive educational resources, certifications, and passionate community of practitioners enable a one-stop-shopping experience for improving your organization’s understanding and proficiency in new ways of working, business acumen, and power skills.

New Ways of Working

Whether it’s predictive, agile, design thinking, or new practices still to be developed, it’s clear that there is more than one way that work gets done today. That’s why we encourage professionals to master as many ways of working as they can — so they can apply the right technique at the right time, delivering winning results.

Our Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®and Project Management Professional (PMP)® certifications ensure understanding of different approaches, and our PMI Citizen Developer online learning and micro-credentials teach professionals to embrace the world of low-code/no-code apps so they can create apps to deliver value faster, but in a secure and scalable way.

Business Acumen

Professionals with business acumen understand the macro and micro influences in their organization and industry and have the function, or domain-specific knowledge, to make good decisions. Professionals at all levels need to be able to cultivate effective decision-making and understand how their projects align with the big picture of broader organizational strategy and global trends.

Our Organizational Transformation course series and our Disciplined Agile™ workshops and certifications provide tools to assess situations and make strategic decisions to move forward, work cross-functionally, and adapt to business considerations.

Power Skills 

These interpersonal skills include collaborative leadership, communication, an innovative mindset, for-purpose orientation, and empathy. Ensuring teams have these skills allows them to maintain influence with a variety of stakeholders – a critical component for making change.

This skillset is supported by our Wicked Problem Solving online course and toolkit, which helps teams identify and solve complex problems by focusing on collaboration, customer centricity, and making problem-solving visible.

Join our network of changemakers

As the world’s leading professional association for project management, PMI has had a pulse on the needs of businesses and the workplace for over 50 years, and we’re proud of the legacy we’ve created by bringing together a global community of millions of professionals to create better outcomes for businesses, community, and society worldwide.

We look forward to meeting you and discovering how we can help enable your PMO to deliver maximum impact and solve today’s biggest challenges.

Visit us at booth #5 or contact Lorena Sanchez, Business Development lead at Lorena.sanchez@pmi.org  or +1 484 836 9811.