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Expert analysis, original research and perspectives on current and future trends in project management.

Demystify the current era of rapid change and disruption with industry-leading insight, the latest trends and modern developments impacting organizations and projects globally. Learn to address challenges and roadblocks faced in project management, and align yourself with our future vision for the professionals who bring ambitious projects to life.

Latest Thought Leadership Reports

Pulse of the Profession® 2023: Power Skills, Redefining Project Success

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November 2022—Power Skills have the capacity to redefine project success for organizations. With this thought leadership report, find out what the most critical power skills are, why project leaders should understand their importance, how organizations can develop power skills for project professionals, and where they are struggling with power skill assessment.

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PMO Success in Latin America

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October 2022—What are the most successful organizations in Latin America doing right? They are taking project management out of a silo, linking strategy to execution, and developing project talent. With this thought leadership report, find out how, and get insight into boosting strategic value and developing talent in the Latin American region.

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Change-Ready and Able: Building Agility Into the Organizational DNA

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If there is anything that's constant in today's disruptive economy, it's change. Thriving amidst change requires project leaders to develop new skills and mindset. This thought leadership report explores the requirements for building agility into your organization and discusses why embracing emerging technologies and empowering project professionals may help your company navigate change. It also gives actionable takeaways on how project leaders can make agility part of the organizational DNA.

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The ESG Imperative: Turning Words Into Action

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June 2022—As organizations face unprecedented global challenges, environmental, social and governance (ESG) provides the framework to make a difference. With this thought leadership report, understand key ESG regulatory drivers and get hands-on insights from ESG project leaders. Also, explore our brand new ESG Resource Hub that features more resources to help take action on your ESG priorities.

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PMO Success in Sub-Saharan Africa

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May 2022—What are the most successful organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa doing to enable high performance? This thought leadership report details the benchmarks the most successful organizations in the region are setting, and discusses how The Project Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa can be reengineered with a people-focused and digitally enabled approach to project management.

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Jobs Report 2022


After two years of pivots and resets, organizations are settling into new ways of working and delivering innovative solutions. As the world rebuilds and reinvents, there persists an uncertainty in the global economy. How will these trends and developments impact the careers of project professionals around the globe? This thought leadership report provides a region-by-region deep dive into the hot sectors and emerging trends driving demand for project leaders.

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PMO Maturity

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February 2022—While there is still a long way to go for most PMOs on their maturity journey, we have identified a cohort of 230 successful PMOs—called the “Top 10 Percent”. This thought leadership report presents a PMO maturity index based on these high-performing PMOs operate, and offers recommendations on how your organization can join their ranks.

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Global Megatrends 2022

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February 2022—As PMI actively monitors change and disruption around the globe, we have discovered six megatrends that stand out based on their impact and implications for projects. With this thought leadership report, explore the six megatrends that have shaped where the world is headed in 2022.

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Measuring What Matters

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January 2022—Are we measuring project success accurately? Are the yardsticks of scope, schedule and cost appropriate for today's evolving and disruptive times? With this thought leadership report, find out what you can do to reimagine your approach to measuring project success, ultimately improving the impact and value delivered.

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Narrowing the Talent Gap

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November 2021—The demand for project managers is expected to soar in the coming decade. At the same time, we have a shrinking talent pool that is insufficient to meet the rising demand. With this thought leadership report, learn what recruitment and retention strategies you need to find and keep project talent in today's competitive business landscape.

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