Project Management

3 Challenges with Digital Transformation

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.

Few people would dispute that project management is a challenging undertaking, especially these days. By most accounts and analysis, it is about to become even more challenging in the next few years. The questions are:

  • What will be causing the increase in that challenge in the near term?
  • What recommendations can assist program and project managers in responding to the demanding projects that are likely to come across their desks?

This article will examine the increasing challenge of digital transformation and offer suggestions on how to prepare.

Change is inevitable…and challenging
The best way to deal with these challenges is to know what you are dealing with and get out in front of them as early as possible. As a program or project manager, have you ever felt blindsided by change?

If you haven’t, you’re lucky! If you have, you are not alone. It seems to be occurring more frequently these days, and based on recent analysis, it’s almost guaranteed that it will increase for the foreseeable future. (“Being challenged in life is inevitable; being defeated is optional,” said Roger Crawford, author of Think Again.)

After a fairly robust examination, here are the top areas of increased challenge for program and project management in relation to digital transformation:

1. People problems
The recent and pending …

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