Usually, attempts to predict the future are based on past and present data and analysis of trends. They are based on forecasts.
Just think how many forecasts we have read before leaving for the PMI EMEA Congress in Barcelona: weather forecast, traffic forecast and so on and so forth. We had the past data (Barcelona was sunny in May for the last 5 years or so) or the present one (for my town, some of the main central roads were closed this week-end due to some special events). We just needed the trend analysis so we could predict the future and, most important, prepare for it. (leave early for the airport, pack some waterproof jackets etc.).
This is actually what I am most looking forward to get from this PMI EMEA Congress: Project Management-related "forecasts". This way, we will be able to alert the organisations and prepare better so the future will have less (unwanted) surprises.
Are you ready to join us and start preparing for the future in Project Management?