This year will be a turning point for artificial intelligence, one of the seven top technology trends that project managers and organizations must focus on. What else made the list—and how prepared are you to adapt?
While strategic planning and delivery processes have evolved over the last several years, the pursuit of annual goals and objectives—with convenient metrics to track them—remains at the forefront. It’s time that changed.
What technology will your organization expand on or adopt this year? These four technologies expect to have a big influence on our industry....but don't get starry-eyed over big words and bigger promises.
Many organizations are migrating their data center infrastructure to the cloud. And given the ubiquitous nature of cloud computing, they like the idea of hiring people who have some idea of what it is. For PM professionals, training or even a certification in cloud computing can be a rewarding career path.
We have to look at more than just the traditional project portfolio when it comes to advancing a business—and that means PMOs also have to look beyond projects. But what does that actually look like? Two specific portfolios are becoming more critical to organizational success.
Approaching strategic thinking or problem solving from a prescribed means is rarely productive. You can use tools and frameworks out of the box, but one needs a more tactically considered approach to be effective. Is it time for an analytic tune-up?
We increasingly talk about the need for project managers to be more strategic in their thinking, but what does that really mean? How can a PM make a direct connection between abstract concepts and the work that they do every day? And more importantly, how can they help their teams make that connection?
When companies hire a contractor to conduct work, how much ownership do the companies retain for that work? Where is the line between managing and oversight? Definitions in management roles help reduce confusion within a contractual relationship—for those on both sides of the equation.
How much of what you do involves negotiations? Probably more than you realize. It pays to actively and deliberately improve your negotiating skills. Otherwise, you may miss opportunities, shortchanging your project and hindering your professional future.
As organizations strive to respond faster to ever-changing business conditions, their strategic decision-making windows get tighter. But they also need to remain open to a range of perspectives and input. How does that work?