Published: 28 January 2019
Analyst(s): PMO Research Team
There is growing misalignment between project managers’ skill sets and the demands of today’s rapidly changing solutions delivery landscape. This report will help PPM leaders identify and develop the entrepreneurial skills that are the hallmarks of project manager effectiveness for digital business.
Table of Contents
The Changing Context of Project Management Work
How We Define Project Manager Effectiveness
Drivers of Project Manager Effectiveness
Digital Business Neccesitates Collaborative Skills
Bridge the Gap to Entrepreneurial Behavior
PPM Leaders Should Focus on Hiring Innate Entrepreneurial Skills
PPM Leaders Should Develop Entrepreneurial Skills Through On-the-Job Learning and Mentoring
Focus Development Initiatives to Drive Broad Benefits
Portfolio Needs Must Also Inform Skills Development Focus
Increase On-the-Job Learning for Entrepreneurial Skills
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