Project Management

Key PM Trends to Watch

Kevin Kern serves as Innotas' President and CEO, leveraging his 20 years of operational experience with high-growth software companies. Innotas is a leading provider of Cloud Solutions for IT Management.

Last year, we predicted that in 2013 we would see the three Cs: Consolidation, Change and Collaboration--and we most certainly did. These forces will no doubt continue to shape the project management landscape in the year ahead.

Yet trends on the horizon point to a renewed focus on the alignment of IT operations and strategic business goals. In addition, competition in all markets will continue to place pressure on both optimization and innovation. Savvy professionals can stay ahead of the curve by keeping the following project management trend predictions in mind as they craft strategies for 2014 and beyond:

Business Value and Business Technology Optimization: Enterprises will continue to increase focus on the value that IT and PMOs bring to the business--not solely what these departments are costing the company. Rather than cost cutting, we’ll start to see more companies invest IT dollars more effectively by moving away from legacy, on-premise project portfolio management and application portfolio management solutions, and into the cloud.

Relevant Metrics and Analytics: As PM becomes even more sophisticated and critical to companies’ success, it will no longer be enough to create reports and dashboards to share with key stakeholders. The value of the PMO and the work that IT does will be micro-analyzed; measurable results will be essential to …

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