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PMI South Africa Summit 2023

April 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CEST

Data Literacy for Project Managers: Essential Skills for Future-Proofing Project Delivery Practices

Upskilling project managers with data literacy skills

A study by Qlik predicts that by 2030, data literacy – the ability to interact with data competently and appropriately – will be the most sought-after skill in organizations. This is unsurprising, given the rapid technological development and the increasing digitalization of everyday life and business.
With the trend toward data-driven project delivery practices to improve and evidence project decisions, eventually even supported by Artificial Intelligence, it is clear that data literacy skills are becoming increasingly important for project management professionals. It involves understanding the data that drives project decisions and the ability to interpret and communicate it effectively.
As a human-centric decision-making and forecasting discipline and its different personas with very unique characteristics, the project management practice requires however a customized learning path that goes beyond generic data literacy training programs.
Using examples and simple exercises, Marcus Glowasz provides an overview of the data literacy skills that are required to support more effective and successful project management using Big Data concepts and technologies, helping project management professionals to get started diving into the world of data literacy.

About the speaker

Marcus Glowasz is a project management specialist, advisor, and change strategist with almost 30 years of experience in technology- and data-driven projects. Having worked with numerous organizations from large corporates to small business practices around the globe, he is well versed in project best practices, including strategies to innovate and advance project delivery practices.

He is the author of the book, Leading Projects Data, which outlines an approach to overcome the cultural and behavioral obstacles to successful data-driven and evidence-based project delivery.

Based in Switzerland, Marcus regularly facilitates workshops and training programs to help project organizations and teams optimize and advance their project delivery methods towards a future-proof model that aligns with today’s rapidly changing business environments.


April 20, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm CEST
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PMI South Africa Chapter
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CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria
Meiring Naudé Rd, Brummeria
Pretoria, 0001 South Africa
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