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Project Management Trends 2017

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Emerging Trends in Project Management for 2017 and aspects and practices to look for

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Project Management Trends 2017

  1. 1. Project Management Trends 2017 Syed Nazir Razik March 31, 2017 Pfizer, Sriperumbudhur
  2. 2. Syed Nazir Razik • Over 18 Years in IT & ITES industries in Product Development, Transformation , Delivery , Project & Program Management • Program Director, Eli India • Completed PMP in 2005, ACP 2014 • Lead & Manage 90 member cross cultural project team building Optical EMR for 5000+ Ophthalmologists across US and Canada • Experience in setting up PMO for Mediterranean Olympics 2013 • PMICC volunteer from 2008 • Delivered multiple Agile Leadership sessions at International Conferences & project management training at office & PMICC • Social Media Strategist for PMI Agile since 2014 and PMI India since 2016 and for various events including multiple PMI conferences since 2008
  3. 3. Board Member & Vice President Program Director, Eli India Social Media Strategist Agile Mentor for ACP & Beyond
  4. 4. Agenda • Accidental Profession • Projectised World • Global Demand for Project Leadership • Emerging trends on Project Leadership • The Talent Triangle and its relevance to emerging trends • Upcoming Project Leadership showcase #PMNC17 • Steps forward … • Recommended Read
  5. 5. If I said, “Project Management is largely an accidental profession”, Would you agree? An Accidental Profession
  6. 6. It’s a Projectised World •20% of GDP – $12 trillion per year – spent on fixed capital projects worldwide (2008 Global Insight Survey). •Trillions more in projects for IT, New product & service development, entertainment/IP, NGOs.
  7. 7. Project Management Demand Source : CISCO Report 2015
  8. 8. It is a very competitive world out there !
  9. 9. Top Trends in Project Management • Focus is on Strategy • Less hierarchical structures in teams • Shift from Waterfall to Agile Practices • Project leaders capturing Biz requirements (multiskilled) • Soft Skills are highly essential traits for leadership • Remote and distributed teams are becoming a norm • Mobile Apps and workflow on other devices essential • Creating a Social responsibility / Purpose around Projects • Cloud computing and analytics are here to stay
  10. 10. Global Community
  11. 11. PMI Talent Triangle
  12. 12. Technical Project Management • Definition: Knowledge, skills and behaviors related to specific domains of project, program and portfolio management. The technical aspects of performing one’s job/role. • Skill set required to perform a specific task or function • Will vary from certification to certification – Technical skills for agile vs. program management
  13. 13. Why are Technical Skills So Important? Organizations say that technical project skills are the most difficult to find 66% The Competitive Advantage of Effective Talent Management, 2013, PMI.
  14. 14. Technical Project Management Examples • Requirements gathering techniques • Project controls and scheduling • Risk management • Scope management • Agile tools and techniques
  15. 15. Leadership • Definition: Knowledge, skills and behaviors specific to leadership. Skills that help an organization achieve its business goals. • Ability to articulate a vision and guide or influence others to help achieve that objective • Unique to individual; not certification specific
  16. 16. Why Emphasize Leadership? Organizations rank leadership skills as the most important for long-term success 71% Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report: Navigating Complexity, 2013, PMI.
  17. 17. Leadership Examples • Negotiation • Conflict management • Motivation • Giving/receiving feedback • Influencing • Problem solving • Team building • Emotional intelligence
  18. 18. Strategic & Business Management • Definition: Knowledge of and expertise in the industry/ organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes. • Ability to connect the dots between your work and larger organizational strategy • Understanding of overall business context • Will vary from person to person
  19. 19. What Impact Does Strategic Focus Have? Average project success rate when organizations align their talent to organizational strategy 72%
  20. 20. Strategic & Business Management Examples • Business acumen • Finance • Operational functions – e.g. marketing, legal • Strategic planning/alignment • Contract management • Complexity management
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  22. 22. Earning Power : India PMI.org/pmsalarysurvey
  23. 23. Earning Power : USA PMI.org/pmsalarysurvey
  24. 24. PMI Patrons
  25. 25. PMP – Top Certifications in Technology Ranking Certification *** 1 PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) 2 PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) 3 ITIL v2 – Foundations 4 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 5 Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching 6 Cisco CCVP - Certified Voice Professional 7 ITIL v3 - ITIL Master 8 MCSD - Microsoft Certified Solution Developer 9 Cisco CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional 10 Red Hat Certified Engineer 11 MCITP - Microsoft Certified IT Professional (Enterprise) 12 Cisco CCSP - Cisco Certified Security Professional 13 MCAD - Microsoft Certified Applications Developer 14 MCITP - Microsoft Certified IT Professional (Database) 15 MCDBA - Microsoft Certified Database Administrator *** As per a recent salary survey by ZDNET's Tech Republic organization
  26. 26. • Host of 2017 PMI National Conference • Leading Chapter in India on Online Engagement on Social Media • Engage with us on #pmnc17 and #PMICC
  27. 27. Recommendation and Credits Cisco Report 2016Employee Engagement Report 2015
  28. 28. Thank You ! U can reach me Twitter @joesat @pmichennai Mail : syed@pmi-chennai.org

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