Project Management at the Pace of Change

Kevin Coleman is a highly skilled senior level project and program manager/advisor with experience leading projects with labor budgets ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to multi-million dollar budgets across multiple industries.

Creative disruption resulting from the introduction of emerging technologies into the business world is rampant. This accelerated introduction of emerging technologies and its effect on virtually every aspect of business is truly astonishing. This has resulted in organizations creating strategies and launching initiatives to position themselves to rapidly adapt to the interconnected digital world that we are in today.

They recognize these strategies and initiatives and must position the organization to continuously evolve and adapt at breakneck speed. A business’s ability to keep up with the accelerating pace of change is now essential. Given that ability is a strategic imperative, more and more pressure and attention will be focused on the program and project management delivery function!

Strategic question: Are we reaching a pace of required business evolution that exceeds the average professional’s ability to adapt and change to the new requirements and meet the new demands?

To keep pace with the evolving state of the project management profession, the accelerated ability to deliver projects at the pace of business change is no option—and that puts PMs at center stage. In 2013, the Standish Group reported that “fewer than a third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget over the past year.”

That is certainly …

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