PMI Talent Triangle: Part Two – A Look at Each Area

PMI Talent Triangle: Part Two – A Look at Each Area

by Sheila Roberts

Studying for PMI qualifications

Our last blog discussed the purpose of the PMI Talent Triangle in response to the research undertaken by PMI. This time we will explore what comes under each area of the talent triangle facets. The three arms of the talent triangle represent critical skills required to deliver projects successfully.  

PMI identify the three areas of the triangle as covering :

Technical Project Management: Knowledge, skills and behaviors related to specific domains of Project, Program and Portfolio Management.

Leadership: Knowledge, skills and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented skills that help an organization achieve its business goals.

Business and Strategic: Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes.

Some examples of each area are shown below : 

Technical skills include requirements gathering, scheduling, risk, scope, controls, Agile tools and techniques.

Leadership skills include negotiation, motivation, influencing, problem solving and team building.

Strategic and business management skills include finance, operations, compliance, strategic planning and alignment, contract management and complexity management.

All three arms of the talent triangle need to be addressed which is why there is a minimum requirement in the new PMI Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for each area with the balance being filled by whichever arm of the triangle you choose.

CUPE International supports all three arms of the talent triangle by ensuring we have both services and training to support the technical, leadership, strategic and business management arms.

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