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Project Management Institute 2021

PMI Launches New Online Course to Empower Changemakers and Support Organizational Transformation Efforts

The course is the first step in a new series teaching project managers and teams the skills needed to support a company’s operational and strategic overhaul

2021-03-11 14:04
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PHILADELPHIA--()--Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for project professionals and changemakers, today announced the launch of a new online course dedicated to business transformation, the first in an upcoming series on the same topic. The new course, Organizational Transformation: Foundation, is powered by Brightline®, a PMI initiative, and provides project leaders with the building blocks and fundamental knowledge needed to understand how organizations transform efficiently and effectively. Through nine interactive modules that take under ten hours to complete, project professionals quickly learn what it takes to cultivate and implement significant operational and cultural change within an organization, allowing them to support a company-wide transformation in any industry, from any level.

Today, the ability to nimbly transform and adapt has become a necessity for organizations, yet data from McKinsey indicates that 70 percent of large-scale transformation efforts fail to achieve their goals. In response, organizations are evolving beyond the usual top-down approach to transformation and leveraging collective buy-in and support from their entire workforce. According to Brightline’s Strategic Transformation Research, organizations that successfully transform quickly and adeptly are almost two times more likely to place an emphasis on developing internal talent which builds employee commitment to larger organizational goals.

“Businesses today are facing unprecedented disruption. To effectively navigate this everchanging climate, they need to evolve, and to power growth, enterprises should have a gymnast character to transform from within. Enterprises should be engaging employees at all levels instead of solely relying on senior leaders or external consultants,” said Sunil Prashara, President and CEO of PMI. “Transformation isn’t just a C-suite conversation anymore. This new course will impact both businesses and individual project leaders on the building blocks to implementing successful transformation efforts, enabling them to support these initiatives and be true changemakers within their organizations.”

Through this online course, project professionals will learn:

  • The five building blocks to any successful organizational transformation
  • Best practices to shift people, mindsets, and performance
  • How to successfully blend business strategy with project management skills

Upon completing the course, participants have the option to earn an organizational transformation micro-credential through a 30-question exam, to help solidify and apply their learned knowledge of transformation fundamentals. The online course and micro-credential are designed to support professionals during an organizational transformation and aid them in their own professional development by making them ambassadors for organizational change and helping to open doors to additional career opportunities and growth.

To learn more about Organizational Transformation: Foundation, powered by Brightline, as well as its corresponding micro-certification, visit pmi.org/organizational-transformation.

About Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. Through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research, we work to prepare more than three million professionals around the world for The Project Economy: the coming economy in which work, and individuals, are organized around projects, products, programs and value streams. Now 50 years in the making, we work in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, improve organizational success and further mature the project management profession through globally-recognized standards, certifications, communities, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, ProjectManagement.com® creates online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives. Visit us at https://www.pmi.org/www.projectmanagement.comwww.facebook.com/PMInstitute and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

About Brightline Initiative

Brightline® is a Project Management Institute (PMI) initiative together with leading global organizations dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive and unproductive gap between strategy design and delivery. Brightline delivers insights and solutions that empower leaders to successfully transform their organization’s vision into reality through strategic initiative management.

Learn more at www.brightline.org.

Contacts

Molly Rigas, molly.rigas@pmi.org