Top 10 Trends in Project Management for 2013

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PMOs will focus on proving their worth and driving innovation.

Gone are the days when just implementing a methodology and creating a project dashboard convinced corporate executives that the PMO was pulling its weight. More organizations are conducting PMO “audits” to identify areas where the PMO can accelerate its evolution and provide higher levels of value to the organization. PMO directors who understand that their roles involve not just delivering projects, but also contributing to the overall performance of the business, will, if they haven’t already done so, identify key business metrics and begin a process of measurement to baseline themselves against those metrics. Each PMO head will need to be able to answer the question, “What have you done for me lately?”

ESI International, a leading project management training company, recently announced the release of its top 10 trends in project management  for 2013. The 2013 trends reveal that expert leadership is lacking in all areas of project management, portfolio management and program management.

“This year’s trends bring a murky problem into specific light,” said J. LeRoy Ward, Executive Vice President, ESI International. “Leadership skills are lacking within the project community, and until project managers learn how to properly lead teams and their projects, project execution will continue to be a problem.”

 

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