Talent Management—How to Fill the Project Talent Gap


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The competition for top project talent is heating up. Global business leaders discuss how they’re attracting top performers and building their project management bench.

Frederic Casagrande, the PMO manager for Nawah Energy Company in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates shares how he’s leveraged PMI’s standards and best practices to develop a training program that helps experts in nuclear energy up their project management skills.

Thokozani Skaka, the PMO head for MTN, in Johannesburg, South Africa discusses project management talent trends in the Middle East and Africa, including the skills gaps he sees and what organizations are doing to attract top performers.

Chris Hiltbrand, the division vice president of human resources for General Dynamics Information Technology in Washington, D.C., USA, outlines which skills the company hires for—and which skills it is willing to help people develop on the job.

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Key Themes: [00:33] Project management talent gap data [02:37] Developing talent for nuclear energy projects [06:58] In-demand skills in the Middle East and Africa [08:50] How culture attracts top talent [10:29] Recruiting and retaining top talent [14:12] Developing soft skills on project teams [16:47] Measuring the success of training

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