I am just back from India, where I gave a presentation in Bangalore last Friday, at the APMG International Showcase. I spoke at this event two years ago on P3O. I couldn't help but notice that the attendance was much stronger there this year. There was a genuine buzz about the various offerings among APM Group qualifications.
I was given the choice of topics, and I elected to speak on the critically importance of Change Management and about some of the results pearcemayfield have seen through our own programmes. Whilst in Bangalore afterwards, and later in Delhi, I was able to record, edit and upload a version onto YouTube:
Generally in India, qualifications are valued more highly than in the UK, and the feedback from people I spoke to afterwards was no exception. India is also where the PMP qualification is dominant: 95% PMP compared to 5% PRINCE2, but there is an acceptance that the two are complementary, where PMP is more comprehensive in techniques, and PRINCE2 goes deeper in governance.
My concern is that change leadership is still pretty marginal to both, but we do highlight this in our own PRINCE2 training courses.
And "VUCA"? Well, check out the video, and let me know what you think.