Top 10 PM Trends for 2011

ESI

The project manager’s critical success factor will be leadership skills, according to a global panel of consultants and senior executives assembled by ESI International.

ESI International has released its annual Top 10 Global Project Management Trends for 2011. Key themes include building the project manager’s influence, accelerating new leadership and communication skills, and increased use of informal learning approaches such as social media and experiential training. A global panel of consultants and senior executives assembled by ESI identified the trends.

Leadership Skills Will Be the PM’s Critical Success Factor. Leadership skills, such as critical thinking, crucial communication and organizational change management, will be strategically imperative project management competencies to master. In 2011’s project management landscape — featuring more complex projects and greater use of virtual teams — being on time and on budget will require not just a laser-like focus on the triple constraints, but on the requisite leadership skills necessary for an individual PM’s success. The challenge for organizations will be to clearly define what “leadership” means in the project and program management context.

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