Thought Leadership

Inspired Insight for Project Leaders

PMI’s thought leadership content tackles the big questions of the project management profession.

In a business world of constant change and disruption, project, program and portfolio management are the bridges that connect strategy to implementation.

While organizations refer to projects and programs by varied names and descriptors, they are in essence the way change happens and how work gets done.

Overarching these functions, project portfolio management enables executives to meet organizational goals and objectives through efficient decision making. Portfolio management is both a mindset and a competency that keeps organizations focused on priorities and change factors.

Latest Thought Leadership Reports

The ESG Imperative

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In response to the growing focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics in organizations, this informative report offers relevant research, key regulatory drivers, and hands-on insights from ESG project leaders.

This report sits within our brand new ESG Resource Hub featuring a number of resources to help project managers take action on their organization's ESG priorities. 

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PMO Success in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Upskilling talent and investing in advanced technology can help PMOs in Africa become strategic organizational partners.

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Jobs Report 2022

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Looking for new project management job opportunities? The 2022 Jobs Report details the hottest sectors and emerging trends in employment in each region around the world.

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Read our latest PMI reports produced jointly with PwC:

PMO Maturity–This PMO Maturity Index outlines key characteristics of high-performing organizations.  PWC_PMO-Maturity_Report_final-thumbnail.jpg

Measuring What Matters–Metrics for project success must move beyond the iron triangle of scope, schedule, and budget.  measuring_what_matters_report-thumbnail.jpg

Narrowing the Talent Gap–Organizations need new recruitment and retention strategies to find and keep the project talent they need.  narrowing-the-talent-gap-thumbnail.jpg

Global Megatrends 2022


Stay ahead of your peers. From digital disruption to climate crisis, demographic shifts to labor shortages, economic shifts to civil, civic and equality movements, these six megatrends are shaping where the world is headed in 2022.

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Since 2006, we’ve charted the major trends in project management through our global survey, Pulse of the Profession®.

Demystify the current era of rapid change and disruption with PMI’s report on the major global trends impacting organizations and projects.

Our annual Megatrends report does a deep dive into the macro trends affecting The Project Economy to help you gain the industry knowledge and insight to drive change in unpredictable times. A must for changemakers who want to turn ideas into a reality. 

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Our thought leadership reports on diverse topics prove the value of project, program and portfolio management as a strategic business driver.

Pulse of the Profession®, our annual survey charts the major trends in project management practice to help you work smarter.

Every year Pulse features feedback and insights of project professionals, senior executives, and PMO directors from a wide range of industries across the world.

Our latest Pulse of the Profession® explores how organizations have accelerated new ways of working and continued to deliver value in response to the pandemic. 

Discover the steps that organizations are taking to adapt and pivot whenever and wherever needed to succeed. 

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Interested in Academic Research?

  • Funding for new academic research in project, program and portfolio management
  • Venues to present, discover and discuss new research
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with scholars and advanced practitioners
  • Access to publications, books and papers

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