Presentation on theme: "Emerging Global Trends in Project Management Mal Smith PMP Project Management Institute, Canberra Chapter."— Presentation transcript:
1 Emerging Global Trends in Project Management Mal Smith PMP Project Management Institute, Canberra Chapter
2 The Global PMI Community Regional and Global CongressesCommunities of PracticeAdvisory GroupsLocal Chapters
3 Keeping Members Abreast of the latest trends Personal and Professional Development - through Globally recognised credentials, supported by local Chapter advisors and study groupsCAPM® – Certified Associate in Project ManagementPMP ® – Project Management ProfessionalPgMP ® – Program Management ProfessionalPMI-RMP ® – Certified Risk Management ProfessionalPMI-CSP ® – Certified Scheduling ProfessionalPMI-ACP – PMI Agile Certified Professional
4 Keeping Members Abreast Participation in global Communities of Practice
5 Keeping Members Abreast Support from a global professional organisation:Providing project management standards and benchmarking (PMBOK ® Guide, OPM3 ®);Building project management knowledge and expertise through research programs, surveys, white papers, and periodicals;Certification of education providers; PMI Academic NetworkA thorough system for attracting, employing and recognising the efforts of volunteers, including the PMI Leadership Institute.
8 Emerging trends - a practitioner’s observations Project manager qualifications and soft skillsDefinition and quantifying of ‘Business Value’ and ‘Benefits Realisation’The value of a PMO to deliver an organisation’s change program and grow organisational project management maturityThe growth and acceptance of AgileThe way we do business – leveraging technology
9 Project Manager Qualifications and Soft Skills Traditionally, the PM role was less defined – almost an afterthoughtNow, a greater emphasis on specific PM qualificationsGreater focus on project manager soft skills:Stakeholder and Communication Management SkillsEmotional IntelligenceTRANSITIONAL vs TRANSACTIONAL Project Management
10 Business Value and Benefits Realisation Both Government and private sector executives now require business cases / concept briefs which quantify:The value of proceeding with the project, andThe benefits realisation, and success criteria.
11 The Value of a Project Management Office (PMO) The Project / Program Management Office has taken on a far more defined role:Program and Portfolio ManagementCorporate GovernanceOwner and developer of PM policies and proceduresKey player in organisational changeResponsible for the organisation’s PM methodology and maturity
12 The Growth of AGILE Agile has developed into a mainstream PM framework Its use has expanded from software development projects to much wider applicationsIt is now in use in both private sector and governmentFormal training in Agile is now availablePMI have now implemented the PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Professional) qualification
13 Technology – The way we do things Project documentation – Soft copies, in a central repository, accessible to appropriate team membersCollaboration – As above for documentation, but for meetings and communication also (video conferencing, document sharing)On-line communities of practice – access to resources, white papers, forumsOn-line training and webinars
14 Like so many professions, the only constant into the future will be changeThank you.