To prepare for a future that is coming faster than ever, we see the power of melding the core insights of project management with three skill categories: a diverse understanding of Ways of Working, Power Skills, and Business Acumen.
The PMI Talent Triangle highlights these skill sets, and provides a valuable framework to help you navigate your ongoing professional development.
The PMI Talent Triangle Defined
Ways of Working
(Previously Technical Project Management) Whether it’s predictive, agile, design thinking, or new practices still to be developed, it's clear that there is more than one way that work gets done today. That’s why we encourage professionals to master as many ways of working as they can - so they can apply the right technique at the right time, delivering winning results.
(Previously Leadership) These interpersonal skills include collaborative leadership, communication, an innovative mindset, for-purpose orientation, and empathy. Ensuring teams have these skills allows them to maintain influence with a variety of stakeholders - a critical component for making change.
(Previously Strategic and Business Management) Professionals with business acumen understand the macro and micro influences in their organization and industry and have the function- or domain-specific knowledge - to make good decisions. Professionals at all levels need to be able to cultivate effective decision-making and understand how their projects align with the big picture of broader organizational strategy and global trends.