The global pandemic and the ensuing economic uncertainty have forged a new reality, a reality that is here to stay. Now we live and work in a world where project will operate and be managed using hybrid models and approaches.
As the adage goes, “Change is the only constant.” It seems so true for the project management industry. The project management landscape is changing rapidly with evolving technologies, tools, and the latest trends. And the change does not seem to slow down. However, there are strategies, practices and skills that professional Project Managers can develop and utilize to secure the future of themselves, their projects and their organizations. In this context, this year’s event will focus on the new mix of knowledge, experience and skills that will be the ticket to success.
Successful project management is not about keeping your resources and tasks organized. To really stay ahead of the curve, there is an urgent need to expand the role of the project manager to:
- Focus more on the human factor and the complex interactions among project stakeholders
- Adapt to the emerging hybrid world and be able to work face to face or remotely with the same impact
- Embrace modern technologies and be able to train team and stakeholders for their optimum use.
- Embody a flexible mindset as they respond to new demands—virtual collaboration, hybrid teams, etc.
- Be able to align with the efforts of companies to reinvent themselves after the pandemic and to best serve the purpose and vision of the company.
- Be able to support team and stakeholders to increase their resilience and overcome all the emotional challenges of the prolonged ambiguity and isolation.