EVER-INCREASING DEMAND FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS
CONTINUED FOCUS ON AGILE The PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition, started to place more emphasis on Agile skills in 2018, and that trend is expected to continue with the upcoming 2020 update of the PMP certification exam. You can’t escape it – PMs must acquire knowledge on how to deal with teams and projects in an Agile environment.
EMPHASIS ON PMOS & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PREDICTIONS FOR
PROJECT SUCCESS REDEFINED Gone are the days where PMs could focus solely on the bottom line. While schedule, cost, and scope are all still important, adding value for the organization will be 2020’s critical metric for measuring project success.
With 49% of PMs reporting that one of their main challenges is inconsistency in approach, the popularity of PMOs and program management discipline will rise as organizations continue to see their benefits in streamlining processes and maximizing value.
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EXPECT AI & MACHINE LEARNING TO DISRUPT While PMs aren’t in danger of being replaced by robots, 2020 will be ripe with opportunities to leverage these digital technologies to streamline prioritization, resource allocation, and scheduling — not to mention improved decision-making capabilities.
With 6.63 Project Management jobs for every 1 Project Manager actively looking, demand for project management and program management skills are expected to continue to rise through 2020 and beyond.