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PMI released a ‘2022 Jobs Report’ that revealed the sectors and emerging trends driving the demand for project leaders around the world. The demand for project professionals is surging as companies rebuild their infrastructure in the post-pandemic era. However, each region has its distinct growth patterns. Project leaders with the right skills and a future-focused mindset are in a prime position to advance their careers in 2022.

Economies across South Asia remain wildly uneven. Extreme weather events, varying COVID-19 vaccination rates, containment strategies, and differing levels of dependence on tourism have shaped each country’s economy.

In India, companies are hard-pressed to find the right talent, with there being a huge demand for positions in emerging technologies like AI, the internet of things, blockchain, and electric vehicles. The IT industry remains a strong sector for job opportunities, particularly with a major push for digitization across industries. Telecom is another sector where hiring activity surged to 91 percent.

Three major cities have witnessed the biggest hiring spike – Bengaluru (49 percent), Hyderabad (47 percent), and Pune (47 percent). Even emerging cities have seen a leap in job opportunities, including Ahmedabad (61percent) and Coimbatore (28 percent). An uptick in projects for smart cities, roads, and other construction as well as manufacturing sectors could generate a huge hiring surge for project managers in 2022.

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Upgrade Skills Through Micro-Credentials

PMI’s micro-credentials are designed to upskill project professionals. The micro-credentials will help project professionals to learn, test, and earn a digital badge to highlight their expertise. They can add the badge to their digital profiles and showcase their achievements.

The following micro-credential courses are currently available:

Agile Hybrid Project Pro: It is a new online course paired with a non-proctored online exam, which validates that you have upskilled and aligned to the new PMP standards, which include agile and hybrid approaches.

Citizen Developer Practitioner: It will help you learn how to assess the suitability of your projects and how to design, develop, and deploy your solution in a way that is safe and compliant.

Organizational Transformation Foundation: It is the first course in the organizational transformation (OT) series which provides the five building blocks for effective transformations, and empowers leaders and their teams to create a culture that supports transformation.

Organizational Transformation Implementation: It is the second course in the OT series which provides the framework for transformation execution.

Organizational Transformation Orchestration: It is the third course in the OT series that focuses on assessing market conditions and WHAT’S NEW AT PMI? trends, exploring frameworks for achieving outcomes, and applying a human-centric approach towards your organization.

Agile Metrics Micro-Credential: The course helps project professionals learn how to select agile metrics that matter, and that can enable to meet your team and organizational objectives.

Built Environment Project Communication Pro: Specifically designed to help unlock the power of effective communication in a construction environment.

Built Environment Performance and Materials Management Pro: Focus on performance management method to increase transparency, reduce waste, and proactively address global supply chain challenges.

Built Environment Technology and Innovation Pro: The course is designed to amplify the productivity and profitability of construction projects using modern technologies and innovative approaches.

Value Stream Management Micro-Credential: Learn how to accelerate value delivery at scale for your organization and customers by using value stream mapping, agile budgeting and lean funding.

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Redefining PMI Talent Triangle

The PMI Talent Triangle has been redefined to help project professionals and their teams to navigate quickly the changing world of work and prepare for the future. It renews its focuses on three new skill sets - ways of working, power skills, and business acumen.

Ways of Working: Previously concentrated on technical project management skills, this encourages professionals to master many ways of working, whether it’s predictive, agile, design thinking or new practices still to be developed. This can help in applying the right technique at the right time and delivering winning results.

Power Skills: These new interpersonal skills include collaborative leadership, communication, innovative mindset, and empathy. These skills help to maintain influence with a variety of stakeholders - a critical component for making change.

Business Acumen: Strategic and business management has been replaced with business acumen skills to assist professionals at all levels in cultivating effective decision-making. Also, it stresses on the importance of aligning projects with the big picture of broader organizational strategy and global trends.

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Develop a Mindset of Flexibility to Embrace Change

PMI Talent Triangle has been continuously evolving with a broad set of skills and capabilities. Its purpose is to remain relevant to today’s changing project demands and provide the latest tools and insights to equip project professionals.

Mike DePrisco, interim president and CEO at PMI, said, “It is critical today to develop a mindset of flexibility and adaptability to embrace change and ensure our personal and professional relevance to the future of the workplace. Upskilling is a necessity, it is no longer a nice to have.”

He added, “In our ever-changing world, project professionals must continue to be nimble to keep pace and create positive impact. And a lot has changed in 10 years, and project professionals must cultivate a skill set inclusive of different disciplines and practices.”

Introduced in December 2015, the PMI Talent Triangle reinforces new approaches and skill sets to navigate change as per the current trends in project management.

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