The Impact of Digital on Your PM Job

John is a versatile, results-driven technologist and manager and is recognized for leveraging his broad business experience, technical knowledge and analytical skills to drive change and help organizations achieve their strategic objectives. John loves sharing ideas through his articles and is eager to hear feedback from the community. John is also the President of PMTrainingOnline.com.

Digital technology has changed the world over the past 30 years or so, and it’s still going! Project management has grown into a specialty and profession unto itself over the past 20 years. These two mega-trends clearly intersect somewhere, and some may even think there is a new specialty called “digital project management.”

Digital Project Management
First, I don’t really think that digital project management is particularly a specialty within the project management field. Since both digital technology and project management are each such broad fields, I don’t think there is enough to define a “digital project manager.” Instead, I have a different take on what “digital project management” is all about.

To explore that a little further, think about how some other professions have evolved as digital technology has evolved. Here are just a few examples:

  • Digital photographer – Photography has been around as a profession for a long time. I’ve seen pictures from as far back as the mid-1800s. The core skills of a photographer—capturing the right image, perspective, lighting and subject matter—remain roughly the same. The difference is that there are new tools and techniques for accomplishing this. New …

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