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Project Manager : June July 2011
Project Manager 8 How will the project management landscape change this year? PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRENDS Aglobal panel of consultants and senior executives assembled by international trainer ESI has identified the top global project management trends for 2011. Key themes include increased use of informal learning approaches, such as social media, and accelerating new leadership skills. “Alongside technical savvy, other skills such as negotiation, communication, critical thinking, change management and leadership are taking on new importance for project managers,” said J. LeRoy Ward, Executive Vice President, ESI. “Influence and organisational agility will be key factors for performance improvement going forward.” 1 Leadership skills will be the project manager’s critical success factor In 2011’s project management landscape – featuring more complex projects and greater use of virtual teams – being on time and on budget will require not just a laser-like focus but also the requisite leadership skills necessary for an individual project manager ’s success. 2 No industry will be spared from the war for project management talent Savvy talent management and retention strategies will be essential to ward off poaching in 2011. Although economic recover y has been uneven worldwide, project managers with the greatest mobility and experience will have the best opportunities for career grow th through overseas assignments. 3 Agile will be seen for what it is ... and isn’t Project management organisations embracing Agile software and product development approaches will continue to grow while IN DEPTH
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