The Project Experience Manager - 2030 Week Day 4 - PPM
15 Dec 2016
Edited on 15 Dec 2016 at 09:25
We're nearing the end of 2030 Week! Let's keep moving towards the future shall we? All you need to do is read the scenario and tell us what you think!
Let’s talk about the evolution of the project manager and how business engagement skills could move to forefront of the role. To take part in today’s challenge, just read through the below and tell us in the comments where you see these style skills taking effect in the future.
"Imagine a future where the mechanical and planning related tasks of project management are now all commoditised and automated. The real value brought to the business by project management professionals, is now realised through the experience, ease of use and quality of engagement a business has with a project.
The end-to-end delivery of the projects will be overseen by Project Experience
Managers, who specialise in being able to provide great visibility of project work to key stakeholders. Project management tools will be focused around engagement dashboards that analyse demonstrate the engagement the business have had with a specific project task or manager.
The skills required to be successful in this project management roles, will be far more focussed on communication, relationship building and facilitation and the more traditional planning and administrative skills will not hold much value at all."
What do you think? Will a role like this exist in the future or will it go in a different direction? Let us know your view below!
We don’t need to wait until 2030 to see this scenario becoming reality. I think this is the very reason why MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) will become more popular - the situation described in the scenario is the basic motivation to implement MSP, that is benefits realization.
The skills required to be successful in project management roles, will be far more focussed on communication, relationship building and facilitation and the more traditional planning and administrative skills will not hold much value at all.
To be an effective project manager the skills of communication, relationship building and facilitation are just as important now as they will be in the future, even with automation traditional planning and administrative will still play an integral role in the identification of customer focused products, activities, dependencies and resources needed to inform the project schedule.
Project managers are managing people, and as long as people stay the same, the job will pretty much stay the same. So I don't think it will change that much to be honest. Planning and administrative skills are pretty far down the list today, I would say. More of something you should be able to do, but in no way a competitive advantage. That's the people side!
16 Dec 2016
Edited on 16 Dec 2016 at 13:15
In my experience, it's common practice for a Change Manager to report to the Project Manager. There is a small school of thought that these roles will swap with a Change Manager being engaged to deliver a project.
The thinking being that projects are increasingly about the change on the organisation rather than the products developed. Project Managers will be required to provide the technical understanding of product development and utilize project management dashboards and tools to deliver the products but the Change Manager will focus on the big picture seeking synergy between organisational culture, transition to a future state, and new products, systems and processes.
This switch in role authority places greater emphasis on communication, relationship building and facilitation.
Yes, Harri, there are several institutes in India to learning professional courses. The success of such ventures depends on effective project management. Which means not just planning the project from A to Z, but also anticipating problems along the way and still managing to complete the project within the allocated time and budget. I think it is safe to learn that such certification will ensure your eligibility for work in the Professional industry like IT. Thanks to “ExcelR Solutions”, who is providing some professional course like Tableau online training, Agile Certification course, Business Analytics Course, PMP Certification course and Data Scientist course.
The projected speculations/roles are already in existence. And I think this is positive development. With automation, so much progress can be done with few resources.