Project management practices themselves haven't evolved much since the 1950s. In attempting to divine the future of project management, then, it's helpful to assess a few of the fundamental underlying trends that have been observed in project management, and what they mean for how it may evolve in the future.
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Regardless of the tool you use, your preference for Scrum or Waterfall, there are three things every project management solution needs: a prioritized backlog of potential projects; a centralized location for inbounding, evaluating and accepting or rejecting new work; and a way to involve the team in realistic resource planning. If your solution doesn't do these three things, you might be running in circles.
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Like in 2013, 2014 delivered more IT-related surveys than we mere mortals can digest. To help cope with this volume, here are some highlights from some of the top CIO-focused surveys.
We have seen the project management profession evolve from obscurity to curiosity to popularity. Is “necessity” right around the corner? What does the “very long term” of project management look like? Watch for these five trends.
Everything that you thought you knew will soon be wrong. Are you prepared for that? Project managers rarely give benefits a second thought. This needs to change, and in the near future it will change with an increasing focus on project management that prioritizes business benefits over arbitrary constraint compliance.
A rare occurrence called a technology flywheel is around the corner. If you look at the Internet era, we have experienced this before...but this time, it’s different. What will multiple simultaneous technology flywheels mean?
Even the most brilliant strategy won’t mean much unless an organization has the right project and program practitioners to execute on it. And that’s precisely where project management offices can step in to help with the daunting task of finding the talent to fuel strategic initiatives--a big takeaway from PMI’s 2014 PMO Symposium.
While a premium used to be placed on proactive project forecasting, budgeting and resourcing, there’s now an even more highly prized measure of successful project management--being predictive. Read how making the shift from reactive to predictive can help your cause.
What happens when you have little historical data to draw upon when managing a project? PMs will be flying blind with no historical perspective to guide them. Building a buffer into the schedule, the resource commitment and the budget may be the smart move.
Project managers are the most humble of all superheroes, but maybe it’s about time to show the world the color of our capes. What better time than International Project Management Day to acknowledge how awesome we are?
Should part of your project communication plan include social media? If so, how can it be used? How can social media add to project success? What are the risks? With these questions in mind, let’s explore the impact of integrating social media into projects.
Extensive studies and industry surveys over the last decade have revealed that lack of alignment to business needs is a major factor for project failure. Recent trends have indicated that project teams continue to cut corners during the planning stages of the project even while exploring options to elevate their project success rates. Are you practicing effective requirements analysis and management?
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