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hile national economies will fluctuate
in the year ahead—some expanding,
others contracting—they will share one
constant: a strong demand for project managers.
Project management will continue a decade-long
trajectory of growth. From 2010 to 2020, as the
profession grows by over US$6.6 trillion, the global
economy is seeing 15. 7 million new project management roles created in seven project-intensive
industries, according to PMI’s 2013 Project Management Talent Gap Report.
Still, some countries have greater project practitioner demands than others. PMI’s 2013 Project
Management Talent Gap Report shows that in 10
countries with established or quickly developing
project-intensive industries, project management
roles are expected to increase by over 13. 4 million
between 2010 and 2020, numbering more than
41. 5 million by 2020.
As the need for project managers expands, so
must practitioners’ skills and knowledge of global
standards. Their organizations will benefit, as will
the project managers themselves.
Here is the career outlook in the eight countries
with the biggest need for project management skills.