Top 10 Trends in Project Management

Here are the Top 10 Trends in Project Management according to a recent article published in Baseline Magazine. As the saying goes, “Trend is your Friend“. I wanted to share this with everyone and I hope it will help identify opportunities in your current job and organization.

I completely agree with the author’s points, especially the first one. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing today at its lowest finish in over 2 years, companies should revisit their Project Management metrics to identify enhancement opportunities for keeping projects on schedule and on budget.

1. Investment in project management training to counter effects of a troubled economy.

2. Better, faster project decision-making.

3. Critical thinking as a key project management competency.
Agree! See my earlier posts on Mindset and Strategic Planning.

4. Emerging relevance of the project management office.

5. Codependency between project management and enterprise analysis.

6. Project managers taking leadership roles in organizational change.

7. Communication challenges of remote team management.

8. Earning certification.

9. Navigating the overlap between PM and BA tasks.

10. Talent management’s impact on business ROI.

Here’s the link to the entire article:
http://www.baselinemag.com/c/a/Project-Management/10-Trends-in-Project-Management/

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2 comments so far

  1. PM Hut on

    #6 is a bit tricky, it sounds like PMs will be stepping over their border to another territory (functional management). Are we going back in time where Project Management, as a profession, did not exist, and it was a part of the functional manager’s job?

  2. bobbydash on

    Yes, it does seem to be about walking a fine line between functional and project management. The author indicates that project managers needs to better understand the overall business impact and what they mean for their individual projects. Also, I think the underlying assumption is that project results/deliverables will introduce some type of organizational change. In addition to managing the projects, PM’s should also manage any organizational changes introduced by those projects; or so is the industry trend.


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