Project Management

Filling the talent gap in project management

help wantedIndia's rise as a project management powerhouse is causing the country to be regarded as a force to be reckoned with. Unlike in the past, India's workforce is no longer simply an option for outsourcing by major IT industries in the West. Now there is enough of a growing IT structure in the country to make it a direct influence in the IT world as a whole. As this article by Aesha Datta explains, the only direction for India is up:

According to Mr Killough, while India's current potential in the field of project management is far higher than the West due to the its robust economy; the country is adopting project management practices much later than the US.

Mr Kalady said the Indian PMI community has grown from about 13,000 three to four years back to 30,000 and is growing rapidly as more organisations stress on certification. This group is currently estimated at 600,000 in the US.

So how does this affect your business? Consider what your outsourcing solutions will look like when the Indian IT workforce is more certified (and require more pay to match the qualifications they've achieved). As India's IT workers become more sophisticated, companies in the West must adjust to fit the change.

Matthew Kabik

Matthew Kabik is the former Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He worked at Computer Aid, Inc. from 2008 to 2014 in the Harrisburg offices, where he was a copywriter, swordsman, social media consultant, and trainer before moving into editorial.

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