PMI Talent Triangle

The Project Management Institute utilizes the PMI Talent Triangle; a combination of technical, leadership, and strategic/ business management expertise to weight the Professional Development Units of our PMI approved courses.  To stay relevant and competitive, CITI courses have been approved by PMI to insure project practitioners champion the employer-demanded skills indicated in the PMI Talent Triangle.


Technical Project Management

Leadership Project Management

Strategic and
Business Management

Technical project management refers to the skills, competencies, and behaviors related to performing a job in the specific domains of project, program, and portfolio management.

Topic Examples:

• Requirements gathering

• Project controls and scheduling

• Risk management

• Scope management

• Agile tools and techniques

Leadership is the ability to articulate a vision and guide or influence others to help achieve that objective.

Topic Examples:

• Communication

• Negotiation

• Conflict management

• Motivation

• Giving/receiving feedback

• Influencing

• Problem solving

• Team building

• Emotional intelligence

• Creating a vision

• Aligning the team to a vision

• Ethics

Strategic and Business Management skills encompass an overall understanding of business context. Individuals who possess these skills have the ability to connect the dots between their work and larger organizational strategy in order to drive project outcomes.


Topic Examples:

• Business acumen

• Finance

• Operational functions—for example, marketing, legal

• Strategic planning/alignment

• Contract management

• Complexity management

• Customer insight

• Go-to-market strategy

• Decision making