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Three Trends in Project Management Presentation

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Three Trends in Project Management Presentation

  1. 1. + Three Trends in Project Management Brittany Virgil
  2. 2. + Project Management  A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end, and therefore defined scope and resources.  A project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal  A project team often includes people who don’t usually work together – sometimes from different organizations and across multiple geographies  A project must be expertly managed to deliver on-time and on- budget results  Project management, then, is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements
  3. 3. + Three Trends  Project professionals want more leadership from management  The disciplines of change management and project management will continue to merge  Project professionals will continue to avoid conflict
  4. 4. + Leadership  Leadership is defined as a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal (Northouse, 2013, p.5)  A good leader has a number of qualities and traits
  5. 5. + Project professionals want more leadership from management  Project professionals often feel ignored by their managers  A survey of over 500 professionals show the top three skills of good leader should have  The greatest deficiency was coaching and mentoring  Research shows there is a correlation between leadership style and project performance.  Transformational leaders and positive project performance
  6. 6. + Change management and project management  Achieving change through a disciplined approach to empower people to change behavior and process to success in the new “state”. (Wienstein, 2012)  Effecting change through a disciplined approach to identify the scope, tasks, activities, and deliverables to achieve the new “state”. (Wienstein, 2012) Change Management Project Management
  7. 7. + Change management and project management continue to merge  Distinct roles in change management  Sponsors  Agents  Targets  Advocates  Key roles of projects  Sponsors  Project Manager  Customer/User  Team Manager  Change management and project management should work simultaneously
  8. 8. + Conflict  Workplace conflict includes any type of conflict among workers and/or managers.  Occurs between two or more employees  Several types of conflict  Can indicate a simple exchange of ideas and creativity
  9. 9. + Project professionals will continue to avoid conflict  Conflict resolution can involve uncomfortable conversations  Conflict avoidance can cause negative project performance  Conflict often arises due to individuals focusing on their personal goals
  10. 10. + Why are these important?  Shows positive and negative trends  Impact on the future  Allows professionals to make necessary changes
  11. 11. + What does this mean for the industry?
  12. 12. + Conclusion

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