We have been hearing of the ‘new normal’ for some time. But our understanding of the new normal keeps evolving amidst continuing change and uncertainty. It is compelling professionals to discard their conventional wisdom and methods, and embrace change. Nevertheless, these tough times have proven to be a blessing in disguise in many ways. We are sharpening our capabilities in newer areas such as digital savviness, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and business understanding.
Our cover story in this edition of Manage South Asia discusses ‘Project Management: Embracing the New Normal,’ which is also the theme of our upcoming Project Management Virtual Conference 2021. Early bird registrations have already begun, so block your seat at the mega event.
Also read our By Invitation column this time. It sheds light on how next-gen project managers can become changemakers and steer their organizations toward greater success.
Practitioners are upgrading their skills and preparing for the future with the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)™ and the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM)™ certifications. Read our feature story on why practitioners are pursuing these certifications and using the Disciplined Agile (DA)™ toolkit .
In its efforts to recognize rising young talent and inspire others, PMI has identified 50 young leaders from around the world in the second annual Future 50 list. Get to know the young leaders from India who have made it to the list. Let their stories motivate you to follow your dream and be a changemaker.
I’m excited to announce that PMI has launched the firstever global students’ hackathon competition, ‘Make Reality Challenge.’ It is an opportunity for students to showcase their innovative streak and get global recognition. Please pass the word in your communities.
In other exciting developments, we now have a whole new offering for those who want to upgrade their skills, and a new initiative for those who want to make a difference in the world. Check out our latest digital learning offering, PMI Picks ™, and Hours for Impact in support of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Happy learning and happy volunteering!
Dr. Srini Srinivasan
PMI South Asia