Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2012

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 04-Apr-12

The guys at ESI International have summarised their perspective on the Top10 Project Management Trends for 2012, which if you’ve got half an hour to spare is worth a view. Follow this link to see it on YouTube.

Happily most of the messages are consistent with the advice we’ve been giving our clients over the last 6 years or so, but it’s great to hear the thoughts supported by one of our peers.

If you haven’t got the time to watch the video, here we’ve summarised the key points:

  1. program management will gain but resources remain in short supply,
  2. collaboration software will become an essential business tool for project teams,
  3. learning transfer will become the new mantra but with little structured application,
  4. agile blends with waterfall for a new “hybrid” approach,
  5. smarter project investments will require a stronger marriage between project manager and business process management (BPM),
  6. internal certifications in corporations and federal agencies will eclipse the PMP,
  7. more PMO heads will measure effectiveness on business results,
  8. good project managers will buck unemployment trends,
  9. client-centric project management will outpace the “triple constraint”, and
  10. HR professionals will seek to identify high-potential project managers.
    Let us know if you have any views on what you think is missing from the list.