Philanthropy: Supporting the PM Profession

Kevin Coleman is a highly skilled senior level project and program manager/advisor with experience leading projects with labor budgets ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to multi-million dollar budgets across multiple industries.

The combination of multiple emerging technologies into a solution for businesses is arguably the biggest challenge for program and project managers. The cross-domain implications of this emerging period will increase the number of projects, use of new/emerging technologies and demand for accelerated delivery; and continuous business improvement will only increase the demand for program and project management resources.

That is a demand that far exceeds the current availability of resources—as well as exceeding the projected growth in the number of program and project management professionals.

By nearly every account and report, the German economy has begun to lose steam. While there are a few elements that are contributing to the loss, the fact that skilled workers are in short supply is clearly a limiting factor to the country’s growth prospects. This was supported by information from Peter Altmaier, who focuses on Germany’s economy. Germany is not the only country that finds itself in a human resources shortage. It is clear that this is a global issue that is not going away any time soon.

To varying degrees, we are all competing on a global scale. Education increasingly matters when it comes to the economic development of an individual, organization and country. Just recently, the World Bank Group released a new measurement system called “

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