KPMG partners with Project Management Institute on digital tech

05 February 2020 2 min. read
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Accounting and consulting firm KPMG US has partnered with Project Management Institute (PMI) – the leading professional association for project managers – to develop programs that embrace emerging technologies.

The collaboration will identify new opportunities to benefit PMI’s members and certificate members, as well as the project management profession at large. PMI currently has 500,000 global members and over 300 local chapters internationally.

The primary focus of the work will be on digital technology, including blockchain, internet of things, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing.

“KPMG and PMI, working together on this initiative, will enable our two organizations to push the boundaries of project management in a world disrupted by digital and data,” said PMI President and CEO, Sunil Prashara. “Technology changes are placing new demands on professionals, and this collaboration will help them to adapt and thrive. Our shared goal in this effort is to ensure that our stakeholders around the world are equipped to harness technology and shape change in the work they do.”

KPMG partners with Project Management Institute on digital tech

According to PMI’s annual report, the organization has been focusing on strengthening its capabilities as a “foundation for future work.” In 2018 that included designing a new approach to customer experience, products, go-to market, and activation of customer segmentation. PMI also established a transformation management office to align and integrate all of its projects, as well as a new online certification prep course – PM Edge.

KPMG has been supporting PMI on its enterprise-wide transformation over the past 18 months to help the evolving needs of its members, which include project management professionals (PMP), portfolio management professionals (PfMP), and Disciplined Agile practitioners, among others.

“We have a well-established culture of lifelong learning and innovation combined with our experience in project management, change management and business transformation,” said Carl Carande, KPMG advisory vice chair. “Our collaboration with PMI provides an excellent opportunity to further advance project management programs in a way that prepares professionals, including KPMG’s, to better support clients’ transformation initiatives.”

PMI, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, provides advocacy, collaboration, networking, education, and research to benefit more than 3 million project managers working in nearly every country in the world.