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From Gantthead.com to ProjectManagement.com 20 years and still IT?
I came across this text: "gantthead.com is the premier community for Information Technology (IT) Project Managers."

Does it mean that ProjectManagement.com is still directed primarily to IT project management? Did sufficient efforts are made to be inclusive of all domains, Government, Aerospace, construction to name a few?

Or is ProjectManagement.com still for IT?
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I would not say projectmanagement.com is only for IT. I would say that there has not been sufficient effort to truly expand all the topics. In fact, it was pointed out that there was not sufficient attention to the health care industry.
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Feb 27, 2020 8:52 AM
Vincent Guerard
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Hi Stéphane,

Yes, Healthcare is another industry not often seen here.
It would be interesting to know the percentage of articles, discussions, activities that are IT related, likely over 70%!
Feb 27, 2020 8:41 AM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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I would not say projectmanagement.com is only for IT. I would say that there has not been sufficient effort to truly expand all the topics. In fact, it was pointed out that there was not sufficient attention to the health care industry.
Hi Stéphane,

Yes, Healthcare is another industry not often seen here.
It would be interesting to know the percentage of articles, discussions, activities that are IT related, likely over 70%!
Vincent -

that text is probably an anachronism from before the PMI purchase of Gantthead.com. While there may not be specific discussion groups for different industries, all you have to do is look at the alignment of key contributors to the site to see that we have a good mix across different industries.

Lori Wilson and Dave Davis are both healthcare-focused & Rami is construction/engineering-focused.

Kiron
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Feb 27, 2020 10:02 AM
Vincent Guerard
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Kiron,

Thanks for your comment. I know of presence in other industries' presence and the interest of some key contributors. Here in the discussion, you can put up to three topics, that can include industry.

Available industries include "Aerospace and Defense", "Construction", "Consulting", "Energy and Utilities", "Financial Services", "Government", "Healthcare", "Information Technology", "Pharmaceutical". There are many other topics such as "Agile" and "Scrum" that are almost just IT-related in my opinion.

I understand that most people are active on a voluntary basis. If not enough content interests people they don't stay, so the content in other Industries or other Approaches might not be sufficient or of interest. What I suggest if ProjectManagement wants to bring people from other industries, they might consider getting paid content from other Industries.

PS I don't know how top influencers are identified, for example, Lori Wilson is the third in IT and not present in Healthcare influencers
Feb 27, 2020 9:09 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Vincent -

that text is probably an anachronism from before the PMI purchase of Gantthead.com. While there may not be specific discussion groups for different industries, all you have to do is look at the alignment of key contributors to the site to see that we have a good mix across different industries.

Lori Wilson and Dave Davis are both healthcare-focused & Rami is construction/engineering-focused.

Kiron
Kiron,

Thanks for your comment. I know of presence in other industries' presence and the interest of some key contributors. Here in the discussion, you can put up to three topics, that can include industry.

Available industries include "Aerospace and Defense", "Construction", "Consulting", "Energy and Utilities", "Financial Services", "Government", "Healthcare", "Information Technology", "Pharmaceutical". There are many other topics such as "Agile" and "Scrum" that are almost just IT-related in my opinion.

I understand that most people are active on a voluntary basis. If not enough content interests people they don't stay, so the content in other Industries or other Approaches might not be sufficient or of interest. What I suggest if ProjectManagement wants to bring people from other industries, they might consider getting paid content from other Industries.

PS I don't know how top influencers are identified, for example, Lori Wilson is the third in IT and not present in Healthcare influencers
Yes, IT still seems to be over-represented here.
Then again, IT spans across all industries.
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Feb 27, 2020 3:05 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Waze,

Vert true that IT si part of all organisation now a day. On many case it is a service to the organisation.
IT projects also tend to be smaller and less complex than in other industries. Hence we have more people with a project manager's job description and their voice is louder.

A PwC/APM study from 2019 resulted in the amount of value created by projects per industry, to the UK economy (in terms of GVA - gross value added, the value of goods and services produced). IT came in with 5%, with healthcare, finance/services, hospitality and construction contributing the bulk, each over 10%.

Even with automation, IoT and AI, the project in any industry might utilize IT but still needs to understand the industry culture and bring in the business value in its industry (that's why we have business analysts).

IT project management is vocal but not as relevant as some think.
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Feb 27, 2020 3:08 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Thomas,

Thanks for sharing the study summary, very interesting. Is the study publicly available?
Feb 27, 2020 10:28 AM
Replying to Wade Harshman
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Yes, IT still seems to be over-represented here.
Then again, IT spans across all industries.
Waze,

Vert true that IT si part of all organisation now a day. On many case it is a service to the organisation.
Feb 27, 2020 1:20 PM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
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IT projects also tend to be smaller and less complex than in other industries. Hence we have more people with a project manager's job description and their voice is louder.

A PwC/APM study from 2019 resulted in the amount of value created by projects per industry, to the UK economy (in terms of GVA - gross value added, the value of goods and services produced). IT came in with 5%, with healthcare, finance/services, hospitality and construction contributing the bulk, each over 10%.

Even with automation, IoT and AI, the project in any industry might utilize IT but still needs to understand the industry culture and bring in the business value in its industry (that's why we have business analysts).

IT project management is vocal but not as relevant as some think.
Thomas,

Thanks for sharing the study summary, very interesting. Is the study publicly available?
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1 reply by Thomas Walenta
Feb 27, 2020 3:17 PM
Thomas Walenta
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Vincent,
search for golden thread report.
Feb 27, 2020 3:08 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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Thomas,

Thanks for sharing the study summary, very interesting. Is the study publicly available?
Vincent,
search for golden thread report.
Yes,

Much like catering or facility management.

Ever heard about the gap between business and IT?

Humility is required to lead. Just read Kahnemann‘s ‚enhanced illusion of one‘s skill‘ leading to overconfidence.
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