By Samuel Ouma |@journalist_27
Project Management Institute (PMI), a global non-profit professional organization for project management has ranked Safaricom’s M-Pesa in its top 10 list of most influential projects in the world.
The service also appeared in the Top 50 most notable projects in the last 50 years. The organization recognized World Wide Web as the most influential project for connecting everyone and everything. Apollo 11, Intel 4004 Microprocessor, The Euro and Human Genome Project emerged second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.
M-Pesa which has existed for the last twelve years was ranked in position nine ahead of Google Search, Netflix and International Space Station. It has immensely contributed towards the financial growth in the Eastern African country and its impacts are felt in the entire world.
Over 1000 projects were considered for 2019 PMI most influential projects list by a group of 400 leaders in the global project management community. PMI leaders, members, academics and industry experts were part of the group.
The Top 50 projects selection was based on ability to change the world, shape lives and change DNA of organizations and companies that unveiled them.
“This recognition reflects incredible progress we have made in the project management profession and demonstrates how the fabric of our world has been shaped and continues to be shaped,” said the President and CEO of PMI Sunil Prashara.
“By the hard work of bringing ideas to life, this list demonstrates how PMI’s vision of how excellence in project execution will be critical in meeting the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow,” added the CEO.
Other famous projects that made it to top 10 are Alibaba, prius car, Live Aid Concert and Svalbard Global Seed Vault.