After a decade of sustained growth, Africa’s most populous nation boasts the continent’s largest
GDP, thanks in part to its increasingly diversified economy.
Nigeria—Africa’s biggest oil producer—will continue to grow as it repairs major oil pipelines
and expands production in non-oil sectors, according to the International Monetary Fund. The
key non-oil sectors are agriculture, which employs about 70 percent of the labor force, IT, trade
Latin America’s second-largest economy will be strengthened by ongoing
economic reforms—especially in the energy and telecommunications sectors,
according to the International Monetary Fund. Project practitioners should
reap the rewards.
“With the reforms and their implementation over the next year, there will be
an explosion in the need for project managers in the energy and telecommunications sectors,” says Francisco Herrera, PMP, program manager, Coppel SA de CV,
Culiacán, Mexico. This will lead to new infrastructure projects that will result in
“exponential growth” for project management positions, Mr. Herrera adds.
That demand follows a maturing project management landscape. “More
“Obtaining the PMI Agile
Certified Practitioner (
PMI-ACP)® or another certification in agile/Scrum tops my
list. This formal training and
certification will provide
greater opportunities for
managing my teams and
projects and grow the daily
interaction with the client.
Our clients want to see
proof of experience and
certifications to back it up.”
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