PMI, KPMG Collaborate as Digital Tech Plays Greater Role in Delivering Change

New York, NY

Emerging technologies drive new professional development needs for project managers

Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading association for the project management profession, and KPMG LLP today announced they are teaming up to develop programs to help the project management profession to embrace and leverage emerging and innovative technologies.

The collaboration between PMI and the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm will identify new opportunities to benefit PMI members and certification holders, as well as the project management profession at large. The primary focus of their work will be in the digital field, where blockchain, cloud computing, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies are transforming business processes.

“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.”

“We have a well-established culture of lifelong learning and innovation combined with our experience in project management, change management and business transformation,” said KPMG Advisory Vice Chair Carl Carande. “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.” 

KPMG has supported PMI on its enterprise-wide digital transformation over the last 18 months to help the evolving needs of PMI members and certificate holders, who include Project Management Professionals (PMP), Portfolio Management Professionals (PfMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioners (PMI-ACP) and Disciplined Agile practitioners, among others.

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading professional organization for project management, 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 businesses, community and society worldwide.

PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education, PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change. 

Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, PMI is a not-for-profit for-purpose organization working in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, strengthen organizational success, and enable project professionals and changemakers 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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KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations.

KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, inclusion and diversity, and eradicating childhood illiteracy.

KPMG LLP is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 197,000 professionals working in 154 countries. Learn more at

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