COVID-19 has turned the world upside down in many ways, but projects continue, new projects ramp up, engineers continue to engineer, managers continue manage, and the need for excellence in these pursuits is even greater than pre-COVID, if anything. Applying the principles of systems engineering to our business (of course), PPI, and its subsidiary company CTI, have navigated these rough waters, maintaining unbroken employment of all staff, whilst increasing the capacity to deliver outstanding value to their clients (see the piece about launch of PPI’s SysML training). A demonstration of Agile in the extreme!
Many PPI and CTI clients have experienced, with some surprise, just how effective our PPI Live-Online training and CTI Live-Online training are, with very little difference in learning between physical (F2F) and online delivery. Demand for F2F training of course remains. We expect very limited resumption of our F2F training in Europe in the July to September timeframe, limited expansion to some countries in Oceania and Asia over October to December, and stabilization towards of the new normal – a mixture of F2F, live-online and on-demand online training in the first half of 2021.
Thank you to all of our clients and alumni whose support has allowed us to survive COVID-19 unscathed. Loyalty is a two-way street; we pledge ourselves to even greater effort to increase further the difference between the value of our services to our clients, and their cost.
Take care, looking towards a post COVID era of justice for all, not a few at the expense of the rest of mankind, an era in which all human beings are treated with respect and afforded dignity.
Robert Halligan FIE Aust CPEng IntPE(Aus)
Project Performance International