(PRWEB UK) 25 April 2014
As reported by an article in Construction Week Online, the Middle East has seen a recent increase in demand for project managers with “advanced skills,” and more of an emphasis on successful implementation of complex projects with skills such as negotiation, conflict management and change management in addition to all of the normal requirements of the role. New approaches to project management are being called for more and more, and this has had an impact on the project management industry throughout the Middle East.
J. LeRoy Ward, a multi-certified project manager and executive vice president at ESI International, said: “[There is] growing unease with the status quo of current project management practices. Past failures to improve project efficiencies force the need to pull out all of the stops to deal with project complexity; implement new project management approaches; and adopt alternative leadership styles to improve project success for greater competitive advantage. In-demand project managers and leaders seem ready to face the challenge.”
ILX, a leading provider of project management training courses, have commented on this report, focusing on these reported changes to the discipline in the Middle East. A spokesperson for the company said:
“As specialists in project management training, the way in which the role is changing around the world is of great interest to us. This shift in the Middle East towards prioritising skills such as negotiation and change management points towards a renewed focus on training with courses such as the PRINCE2 training course provided by ILX. This way, the theory and methodology learned through training can make certified project managers more desirable to companies searching for the best.”
ILX is a leading global provider of Best Practice learning solutions and consulting services and is a market leader in PRINCE2 training. Operating across 100 countries, they have delivered learning solutions to corporate, public, and consumer audiences for over 25 years. They have trained over 100,000 learners in more than 5,000 organisations across their virtual and online learning programmes, as well as in classroom environments.
PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.