Logically Speaking October 2021: Project Management Training
October 21, 2021
Growth Opportunities

Talent Gap of 25 Million Project Managers by 2030, PMI Report Says!

by Jim Gabalski, VP, Sales and Marketing


I am an avid LinkedIn user and I follow the Project Management Institute and Joe Cahill, Chief Customer Officer of PMI. His posts are always terrific, but a recent one that really caught my attention since it relates to training demand was a post from the summer in which he did an interview with PM World Journal. While I knew that the demand for Certified Project Managers was significant, I have to admit that I was a little shocked to learn HOW significant. 

In June of 2021, PMI released the Talent Gap Report 2021 which Joe spoke to in his interview. The report highlights some compelling statistics surrounding the demand for Project Management Professionals: 

  • Between 2019 – 2030, the total employment of Project Management Professionals is expected to increase from 90M to 102M globally. 

  • That translates into demand for 25M new Project Managers by 2030 with 12M openings driven by demand growth and 13M from retirements. 

  • The leading market sectors that are driving the demand are: Information & Publishing (15.2% increase), Finance and Insurance (14.9% increase), and Manufacturing & Construction (13.2% increase). 

  • The demand is global with China and South Asia leading the growth in demand; Europe, North America, South America, and MENA accounting for over 450,000 job openings annually. 

  • The average salary for project management-oriented employment (PMOE) occupations in the United States is $111,399

The Project Management Institute offers several certifications that prepare professionals for project management-oriented employment. These include Disciplined Agile®, the industry-leading process decision tool kit that describes how agile software development, DevOps, value streams, and business teams work together, PMI Citizen Developer™, which introduces the profession to citizen development—the ability to create applications using no- and low-code platforms—and best practices in citizen development methodology, and Project Management Professional (PMP)®, the world’s leading project management certification. 

The project management profession is clearly expanding and that creates tremendous demand for high quality training and certification preparation. Learn more about becoming a PMI Authorized Training Provider! 

Keys to Selling

Offer Training That Matches Your PM Student Needs

​​​​​by Jim Gabalski, VP, Sales and Marketing


Woman Student Looking at ComputerThe career path for a Project Management Professional is long with skills being built on every step of the career ladder. The training that a person with 20 years of experience needs is quite a bit different than the training a person with 2 years’ needs. Selling the right project management training really requires an understanding of where your student is on the career path.

Here is a simple guide that will help you get started: 

  1. A non-project management professional that is being asked to manage projects: We can assume that this person has little to no formal training but is likely being identified as a project leader because they are exceptionally organized. While good organization skills are important, this person needs a little structure to begin setting up a project plan. Here are a couple of options: A dedicated project management professional with no certification: This person will need to gain experience and higher-level training along with certification to demonstrate expertise. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification, is a good place to start. For a person at any stage in their career who is taking on formal project management responsibilities, this certification requires a Secondary Education degree and 23 hours of project management training. 

    • Project Management Fundamentals (095015) – This course teaches the basic elements of sound project management and how to set up and execute a project.  A 1-day course, it covers the basics and is for the person whose primary job is not project management. 
    • Project Management Essentials (095023) – This course teaches how to apply recognized practices of project management to manage a project from start to finish.  A 3-day course, it is designed to provide the skills needed to be a successful project manager in today's rapidly changing world. 
  2. A dedicated project management professional with a certification or many years of experience: If this person does not have a Professional Project Management Certification, then this is the place to steer them. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification requires a high school diploma or college degree along with 60 or 36 months (respectively) of experience leading projects and 35 hours of project management certification training. 

If a person is already a PMP and is looking to add on with specializations, there are many offerings to explore within the PMI Certification framework. Because we are Logical Operations and our focus is on Emerging Technology, we offer “The Language of Emerging Technology for Project Managers” or ET4PM that teaches the basics of Emerging Tech that every project leader who is working in technology, such as AI or IoT, will need to understand. 

The trick to selling project management training? Understand where the student is in his/her career!  

Curriculum Corner

Get Your Core Project Management Training from Logical Operations

by Nancy Curtis, VP, Content


Logical Operations is proud to be your source for the PMI’s authorized PMP Prep training materials as well as their full line of Disciplined Agile (DA) curriculum. These are your flagship products for professional Project Management and Agile training and credentialing. 

But don’t overlook Logical Operations’ own line of project management theory and tools courses to complement and prepare for the PMI offerings. Our robust, well-tested, and highly credible training materials reflect our decades of experience collaborating with practitioners and experts. We have offerings to meet the needs of learners at all stages of their professional project management careers.   


Project Management Fundamentals (Third Edition) 

A perfect entry point for key project management principles and practices for those new to the field, who interact with project management professionals, or who play a supporting role on a project management team.  

Project Management Essentials (Second Edition) 

More expanded skill and theory training for individuals who function in a variety of project management roles in organizations. Also a great on-ramp for prospective candidates for later certification.  

Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021:
Part 1 and Part 2 

Essential skills in a key toolset for the project management practice.  Combine this with either Fundamentals or Essentials for an effective, compact theory-to-practice learning solution. 

Introduction to Agile and Scrum Methodologies 

An efficient and practical one-day introduction to the core tenets of Agile. A great match to include with Fundamentals or as a follow-on to Essentials.   

We hope you’ll add these titles to your own training portfolio. Reach out to your account representative for evaluation copies; we’ll be delighted to help you get started.    



Quality Certification Program Affiliations Available through LO

by Nancy Curtis, VP, Content


Logical Operations offers a broad selection of authorized courseware from vendors of a number of high-end specialty programs related to the project management discipline. We provide multiple levels of accredited curriculum for:   



Best practices that provide a common framework for quality IT management; IT project managers with ITIL expertise can become even more effective collaborators with their professional IT colleagues. 

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) 


A structured system for portfolio management, and a great next step for project managers who need to handle multiple initiatives successfully.    

Change Management 


Developed in collaboration with the Change Management Institute, this program helps project managers and other professionals to plan and implement successful business transformations.   



Agile approaches from the Agile Business Consortium, designed especially for the professional project manager.   

Agile Scrum 


Agile Scrum develops the competencies to facilitate cross-functional teams as a scrum master.   



A highly-respected project management approach employed worldwide, and a complementary program to the PMI’s PMP credential.   

Call your account representative today to become an affiliate of Logical Operations and begin offering these and other quality accreditation programs with truly global appeal.    





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Create an Impact with Project Management

by Andrea Montanarella, Manager, Custom Production


Use the CustomCHOICE process and tool to create the PERFECT custom Project Management course.  


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 ​​​​​A CustomCHOICE experience will provide all the same components, such as supporting files and access to the CHOICE platform, as the mainstream CHOICE instructional product you purchase today. The benefits of custom content include adding your branding, mixing and matching lessons, deleting unwanted topics, and personalization. The benefits to your business and students include filling skill gaps, meeting their learning objectives and learning styles, and the cost effectiveness of the custom product.  

For more information on how to customize Project Management and other courseware, contact me directly for a personalized demo. Or feel free to email me at custom@logicaloperations.com or phone at 1-800-456-4677 option 4. I look forward to discussing how our CustomCHOICE solutions can change your business!   

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