The Future Project Manager report provides a platform to look to the future and identify emerging trends and their impact on the project and programme management professions. We engaged with our global community through surveys, interviews and roundtables to collect their views on what the future might look like.
Our research reveals that confidence among the industry is high, with 76% of those surveyed agreeing that project management will become a basic business skill which everyone uses. However, 90% of project managers agree that they need a much stronger strategic vision which aligns with business goals.
Other findings include:
- 90% said that ongoing training would be vital to keep up with the pace of change, and that there will be a need to more creativity and flexibility in project management
- 90% of project managers agree that new technologies will generate risks that need to be managed carefully
- 75% of respondents believe increased regulation and compliance will generate more projects by 2030
- 59% believe that as automation increases, daily routine tasks of project management will no longer be a burden on them.
Professional development will be essential for project managers to ensure they have the necessary skills so that their response to project delivery is fast-paced, flexible, and business-oriented.
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