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Virtusa-PMICSL develop unique programme for project managers


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Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, announced that it has designed and developed a Virtusa specific Project Management Professional Programme in partnership with the Project Management Institute Colombo, Sri Lanka (PMICSL) Chapter.
The course consists of Virtusa specific content and case studies along with modules that meet PMI’s global standards. This is the first-of-its-kind in Sri Lanka’s IT/BPO sector and will be available exclusively for Project Managers at Virtusa. Virtusans trained through this programme will strengthen the company’s delivery excellence capabilities. Selected individuals will also be certified as Project Management Professionals jointly by Virtusa and PMI, providing professional development and valuable recognition for their skills.
“Working closely with our clients, Virtusa’s Project Managers play an important role in managing global teams that deliver digital and transformational solutions and in the process steer complex, multi-year and multi-million dollar IT projects from initiation through delivery to benefit realization and client delight. We are glad to offer this world-class training with PMI. This programme will help strengthen the project management skills within Virtusa, enabling project leadership teams to successfully lead large-scale engagements for our clients,” said, Virtusa Senior Vice President and General Manager Madu Ratnayake. 
“Given the dynamic demands of our programmes, we are excited to launch the Project Management Professional Programme suited to our specific requirements. The curriculum is based on industry best practices and as well as cutting-edge PM tools,” he added.
Commenting on the programme, PMI Colombo Sri Lanka Chapter President Aruna Kooragamage said, “We are delighted to partner with Virtusa on this unique programme. At PMI, we strive to create project management professionals who are industry ready and can quickly scale to successfully handle the demands of the workplace. Virtusans certified by this programme will be geared to perform better in their roles as project managers, leading and directing projects and teams. Partnerships like this will go a long way in raising the standard of project management talent in Sri Lanka.”

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