Navigating Disruptive Times: Next Practices

PMI Singapore Chapter

Velimir is a Board Member for the Project Management Institute Singapore Chapter.

Best practices have been remarkably helpful in the methodical scanning, assessing, piloting and deploying of new technologies. But today, doing things differently is the norm; industry edges have blurred, and novel technologies are rapidly emerging. With numerous solutions to choose from, it’s extremely hard to systematically utilize innovative technologies. In this article, I will share some points that might help you navigate through disruptive times with a “next practices” approach—one where innovative technology, strategy, diversity, maturity, future skills, value and the strategy delivery landscape are all important topics (as well as chess!).

The word “diversity” has many meanings—and even more opportunities to explore and develop our organizations. In most cases, according to an HBR article, we talk about demographic, experiential and cognitive diversity. Of course, there is much more; but for me, the features of diversity relevant to project management—strategy and technology innovation—are especially interesting. I emphasize the importance of understanding and aligning project managers’ diversity from the perspective of their behaviors and competencies to projects that are also unique and connected to the organization’s strategy (a lot has been written on the types of projects managers, like “…

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