Global Trends in Project Management                2010                  Dr. Ed Hoffman Academy of Program/Project & Engin...
Top 5 TrendsTeam Diversity                                 Portfolio                      Innovation      Virtual Work    ...
1. Team Diversity          Cultural                                  CognitiveAwareness of gestures, tonal         Differe...
2. Virtual Work           Advantages                                 Disadvantages- Can be anywhere, anytime             -...
3. Sustainability Sustainability is here — smart organizations are trying to stay a step ahead.- May be linked with econom...
4. Innovation- Requires ownership, transparency and  sharing (“Galapagos effect”), clear vision,  and good communication.-...
5. Portfolio Management                           Mission DirectoratesAeronautics          Exploration               Space...
Why the Trends MatterTeam Diversity: The best ideas come from diverse teams.Virtual Work: Talent and diversity demand an u...
Concluding Thoughts for 2010      Team Diversity                                 Portfolio                            Inno...
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  1. 1. Global Trends in Project Management 2010 Dr. Ed Hoffman Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership http://appel.nasa.gov Used with Permission
  2. 2. Top 5 TrendsTeam Diversity Portfolio Innovation Virtual Work Sustainability http://appel.nasa.gov
  3. 3. 1. Team Diversity Cultural CognitiveAwareness of gestures, tonal Differences in age, educationinflections, communication expertise, training, professionalstyles, notion of justice & background.ethics, politics, national Teams viewed as guilds, clans,security, and public interest. fellowships. Geographic “We possess incredible Working virtually with capacity to think differently. These differences can people in different time provide the seeds of zones, different size innovation, progress, and groups, different degrees understanding.” of isolation. Scott Page, The Difference http://appel.nasa.gov
  4. 4. 2. Virtual Work Advantages Disadvantages- Can be anywhere, anytime - Worker isolation- More work/life balance options - Decreased support / oversight- Increased recruiting pool - Missed contextual communication- Lower overhead costs - Work invades personal life- Environmentally friendly - Lack of effective, uniform virtual interfaces - Decreased knowledge transfer We can’t assume we know how to work virtually. It’s not better or worse — it’s just different. http://appel.nasa.gov
  5. 5. 3. Sustainability Sustainability is here — smart organizations are trying to stay a step ahead.- May be linked with economic recovery.- Attracts talent.- Creating a sustainable context/environment stimulates, promotes, and enhances sustainable thinking. “People are hungry for the opportunity to work professionally in a way that is consistent with building a sustainable world instead of one that undermines it.” - John Sterman, MIT Sloan School of Management http://appel.nasa.gov
  6. 6. 4. Innovation- Requires ownership, transparency and sharing (“Galapagos effect”), clear vision, and good communication.- Sustainability is forcing organizations to see all of the dots and start connecting them in different ways.- Existing technologies can be leveraged in different contexts.- Continuing research needed to determine best ways to support and foster innovation and creativity in the workforce. http://appel.nasa.gov
  7. 7. 5. Portfolio Management Mission DirectoratesAeronautics Exploration Space ScienceResearch (ARMD) Systems (ESMD) Operations (SOMD) (SMD) Programs ProjectsThe challenge is not just managing a project —it is managing a portfolio of projects to execute the organization’s strategy. http://appel.nasa.gov
  8. 8. Why the Trends MatterTeam Diversity: The best ideas come from diverse teams.Virtual Work: Talent and diversity demand an understanding ofhow to manage and work virtually.Sustainability: Sustainability is shaping the context of futurework.Innovation: Organizing for adaptive learning is critical tothe ability to innovate.Portfolio: No project exists in a vacuum. http://appel.nasa.gov
  9. 9. Concluding Thoughts for 2010 Team Diversity Portfolio Innovation Virtual Work SustainabilityThe need for continuous learning is the common denominator. http://appel.nasa.gov
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