The global pandemic and the ensuing economic uncertainty have forever reshaped the way the world operates – from projects that have been postponed or canceled to new virtual groups. There are no guarantees for anything anymore. 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, in line with both the developments and the new requirements of PMI, will focus on the new mix of knowledge, experience and skills that will be the ticket to success.
The work of the Project Manager is as important as ever and given the automation and extensive digitization of processes (even before the outbreak of Covid-19) there is an urgent need to expand the role of the project manager to:
- Focus more on the human factor
- Embrace a growth mindset—an ethos and understanding that people will continue to learn and polish higher-level skill sets, including problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. These timeless skills can replace others as they become obsolete.
- Embody a flexible mindset as they respond to new digital transformation demands—and learning how to adapt to new realities more readily.
- 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.