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Where Your PPM Career Won't Be in 2020: Project Managers Must Reinvent Themselves for the Digital Future

Published: 29 October 2015

ID: G00292419

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford

Summary

A tsunami of change is engulfing every aspect of the PPM disciplines. Project managers, like their counterparts in other PPM areas, will need to make fundamental changes to survive and thrive in the years to come.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The growing enterprise focus on change management will force project managers to develop new skills to enable digital-driven organizational change
  • The semipermanent nature of transformation efforts will make intuition, flexibility and responsiveness more important qualities for project managers than traditional pattern recognition
  • Line managers will need added skills in basic project management as central IT organizations disaggregate and shrink, and much of client interaction application provisioning moves into the business

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