Project Management Institute Empowers Professionals to Take an Active Role in Organizational Transformation with a New Series of Online Courses

The PMI Organizational Transformation series helps project managers, project professionals and teams acquire the skills necessary to support the strategic redesign of their organization

PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Project Management Institute (PMI), the leading global association for the project management profession, today launched the PMI® Organizational Transformation (OT) series, a comprehensive suite of online courses and resources dedicated to help drive business transformation. Many organizational leaders seek to strike the balance between managing effectively and simultaneously evolving their organization, and the OT series provides project professionals, leaders, future leaders, and their teams with the building blocks and knowledge fundamentals needed to understand how to transform effectively and efficiently.

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When employees, project managers and their teams understand the processes of supporting and leading transformation efforts and have the skills to do so, companies can keep pace and continue to deliver value to their stakeholders. However, recent research by PMI and PwC found that the main barrier to employee capacity development was the lack of organizational prioritization of learning and development (L&D). The same study found that 40% of project professionals see the largest share of L&D budget spent on training on specific tools, processes, and methodologies, which is important, but not as much. investments in the power skills and business acumen needed to influence transformation. To ensure future success and growth, organizations must prioritize upskilling their workforce with the specific skills and frameworks needed to effectively transform from within.

“Speed ​​and efficiency have become new benchmarks – and organizations that are too slow or too comfortable may soon be left behind,” said Sierra Hampton-Simmons, vice president of products at PMI. “The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to transform faster and in 2022 and beyond, transformation will now be seen as business as usual. Purpose, innovation and an eye to the future will continue to guide businesses in a post-pandemic world to ensure buy-in and contribution from across the organization to business transformation goals is critical to future success.”

The OT series helps users hone the power skills and business acumen needed to meaningfully participate in transformation initiatives by teaching the processes, best practices, frameworks, and strategies behind large-scale organizational transformation efforts. over 3 online courses: Foundation, Implementation and Orchestration.

  • OT: Foundation (OTF) introduces employees and project managers to the fundamentals of successful transformation by introducing the five building blocks of effective transformation, shares relevant case studies to help contextualize these frameworks, and engage with learners in scenarios real-world potentials to build effective teams and strengthen organizational culture.

  • OT: Implementation (OTI) builds on OT Foundation by training project managers on how to successfully execute organization-wide transformation. It introduces the domains of transformation and digs deeper into the types and trajectories of transformation. Additionally, OTI presents more comprehensive business scenarios to help leaders understand and think about how to organize teams and workflows in the midst of organization-wide transformation.

  • OT: Orchestration (OTO) trains project managers and senior management on how to approach transformation from a people-centric perspective. OTO helps transformation leaders assess market conditions and trends by exploring frameworks to achieve desired outcomes and successfully adapting a people-centric approach to promote a culture of alignment, accountability and accountability. cohesion.

Each course engages learners with content and modules that demonstrate ways to reduce transformation spend, boost engagement with teammates, and ultimately strengthen organizational culture. At the end of each course, participants can earn an organizational transformation micro-certificate by passing a 30-question exam, demonstrating their knowledge of transformation. By taking the online courses and obtaining the micro-certificates, designed to support professionals during an organizational transformation, these professionals can become ambassadors of organizational change.

To learn more about the PMI® Organizational Transformation series, as well as the corresponding micro-certificates, visit

About the Institute of Project Management

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading project management professional association and the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. Collectively, these professionals and “changemakers” consistently create better outcomes for business, community and society around the world.

PMI empowers people to bring their ideas to life. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research and education, PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their professional journey to work smarter so they can succeed in a changing world. . Building on a proud heritage dating back to 1969, PMI is a nonprofit organization working in nearly every country in the world to advance careers, strengthen organizational success, and empower project professionals and change makers with new skills and ways of working to maximize their impact. PMI offerings include globally recognized standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital publications and communities.

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