BENGALURU: Witnessing a hiring spree of digital project managers, edtech startup Simplilearn has started a new programme, which skills individuals with a three-layer skill set framework that includes core project management skills and training for holistic digital awareness.
â€śThe project managerâ€™s role is changing and it is imperative for project managers to get future ready with awareness on digital trends and how they will re-shape future businesses,â€ť said Kashyap Dalal, chief business officer of Simplilearn.
The first layer covers core areas in project management such as PMP, Six Sigma and Agile-Scrum. The second layer covers the understanding on digital transformation and its impact on businesses, followed by the third layer with focus on digital domains like DevOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and digital marketing.
The course is a blend of live virtual classes and on-demand videos that are delivered by industry experts. The course is supplemented with project mentoring, virtual labs for projects and dedicated teaching assistants.
Industry experts find that gradually a number of companies are opening up to set up this role who ideally look at the digital facet of a company. Starting from SMBs to corporates, this role is being adopted across verticals like manufacturing, IT, healthcare and BFSI.
According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), there will be a demand for over 700,000 project managers in the United States by 2020. India, the second-fastest growing country for project management, is expected to have a demand for 70 lakh project managers by 2027.
Moreover, PMI has surveyed that 50% of high-performing companies feel digital transformation will have a major impact on work and over 30% of them believe developing digital era project management skills is important. Around 100 jobs are listed across various job portals for digital project managers currently.
Talking to ET, Ishan Gupta, cofounder of Udacity said many companies are looking to hire project managers to handle the digital transformation of the company. He adds that going forward, this role will find many opportunities as majority are going digital and have almost become an imperative today. Source: https://www.gadgetsnow.com/jobs/this-is-the-most-sought-after-job-in-startups/articleshow/65121643.cms