Industry News July 2016
Are you present, relevant and in demand?

As a result of the global economy shrinking daily, many organisations are focusing on cutting out non-value added activities, automating job functions and profitability. The knock on effect is that more and more skilled people are unemployed – they simply are not present, relevant and in demand.

The World Economic Forum examined a report which came out of Australia earlier this year on likely jobs in demand less than 20 years from now. Among them were remote operators for airplanes and “online chaperones” to help prevent cybercrime. Just think of the effect of driverless vehicles on the insurance industry and 3D printing on the manufacturing industries.

The World Bank predicts that 47 percent of U.S. jobs are at risk of automation. But this is relatively small. According to the bank, 77 percent of the jobs in China are at risk; 72 percent in Thailand; 69 percent in India, and 85 percent in Ethiopia. The average for advanced OECD nations is 57 percent.

For the authors of the report, creativity is an increasingly sought after skill, while the employment landscape in 2035 will work ‘to the advantage of tomorrow’s entrepreneur.’

So let me ask you a question: Are you present, relevant and in demand?

PMBOK® - Sixth Edition Exposure Draft Open for Comment

Key Dates

  • Draft English Version in PDF: Available in first quarter of 2017
  • Published Launch Date: Third quarter of 2017 in English and 10 other languages
  • PMP® Exam certification updates are expected to occur in Q1 2018 as a result of the PMBOK changes

Content Enhancements:

  • Agile practices incorporated into the PMBOK® Guide
  • Expanded coverage of agile and other adaptive and iterative practices. This will align proven, foundational project management concepts with the evolving state of the profession today
  • Introductory sections and agile appendix added. Also, we plan to publish a companion practice guide focused on agile – tentatively in third quarter of 2017
  • Addition of three introductory sections for each Knowledge Area, Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices and Tailoring Consideration
  • More emphasis on strategic and business knowledge and the PMI Talent Triangle™
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