Ensuring project management will be a fundamental skill taught in classrooms around the globe
4th December 2017
PMI's Northern Italy Chapter (NIC) is deeply committed to social initiatives. In 2006, Carlo Notari, former president of the PMI-NIC (who passed away in January 2010), invited Walter Ginevri to lead an initiative to bring project management skills to local primary schools. Carlo had a vision of PMI-NIC's essential role in building a better prepared society for future success; and he believed primary schools were the ideal place to start.
Walter collaborated with his wife Mariù Moresco, a teacher in one of three primary schools where pilot programs would be initiated, to transform Carlo's idea into reality.
They acknowledged the challenge that teachers face in finding innovative approaches to "teach to learn," and they understood that project management could help. Since primary school teachers are accustomed to organizing two to three projects per year, the methodology was integrated into the current curriculum.