Global accounting and professional services giant KPMG has joined forces with Newtown Square, Pennsylvania-based Project Management Institute (PMI) to develop programmes to help project management professionals.
Under the agreement, the Amstelveen, Netherlands headquartered company will help PMI members and certification holders adapt to a new working environment, a statement said.
"KPMG and PMI, working together on this initiative, will enable our two organisations to push the boundaries of project management in a world disrupted by digital and data. Technology changes are placing new demands on professionals, and this collaboration will help them to adapt and thrive," said Sunil Prashara, president and CEO, PMI.
The primary focus of the collaboration will be on emerging technologies, including blockchain, cloud computing, the internet of things and artificial intelligence solutions that are transforming business processes, the statement added.
"Our collaboration with PMI provides an excellent opportunity to further advance project management programmes in a way that prepares professionals, including KPMG's, to better support clients' transformation initiatives," Carl Carande, vice chairman, advisory, KPMG said.
Last year in December, KPMG said it would invest $5 billion over the next five years to expand its offerings focused on the digital transformation of professional services. As part of the initiative, KPMG signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft to accelerate its capabilities using cloud and AI.
In October, KPMG in India had partnered with ServiceNow to strengthen its technology services across sectors such as banking, aviation, energy, media, consumer, telecom and transportation.