1- WHAT IS THE TOP CHALLENGE FOR PROJECT MANAGERS NOWADAYS? From my humble perspective, the answer to this question is really simple and straight: The top challenge for Project Managers today is the high-paced changing environment of the Project Management Industry. Today, Project Managers are dealing with countless emerging and disrupting practices, methodologies or standards that are enriching the Project Management Ecosystem on a daily basis. I can name at least few of them: Agile, Scrum, Lean, etc. To be honest, although these new practices are a good indicator of the healthiness of our Project Management Ecosystem, they can have the perverse effect to get the Project Managers confused or distracted in their learning journey and jeopardize the efforts of our peers and predecessors to genuinely bring together the essence of project management in a harmonized way. 2- WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH IT? My humble advice for my fellow Project Managers is something they are already used at while dealing with their multiple projects and endeavors. It’s basic: JUST STAY FOCUS! I recommend to my fellows to not struggle in trying to systematically get certified on these emerging methodologies but only to try getting their own understanding on the related topics. Don’t fall into a certification race without consistence but rely on the good old references. Eternal Blessings!
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a life changing Institution and a career elevator. Every single second spent in learning for a PMI Certificate is an investment for your future. I am a lucky PgMP and PMP credential holder. And the less that I can say is that, these certificates played an invaluable role in the path taken by my career. I remember 6 years ago when I got my PMP credential. I was a young project manager in lack of recognition and visibility in my field. This credential act like a wall-breaker and catalyst in helping me get more interesting opportunities in the Project Management Industry. More recently, a year ago, I got certified in Program Management through the PgMP credential. Apart from the credential itself, my journey in pursuing it was one of the most challenging and passionate moment of my whole life. During this journey, I had the opportunity to meet up with and to be welcomed in a community full of highly skilled and talented professionals, all bound by the desire to learn and give back to the community. This encounter has completely changed my life. So, it is with a heart full Joy that I will say Happy Anniversary PMI. Continue to change people's life and Stay Eternally Blessed.