Interview by: Frank Turley
PM Leadership Skills:
- Why are leadership skills important?
In today's rapidly changing world, all professions are under transformation and project management is no exemption. By 2030, 80 percent of the work of today's project management discipline will be eliminated as artificial intelligence (AI) takes on traditional PM functions such as data collection, tracking and reporting, according to Gartner, Inc.
Moreover, the recent Future of Jobs report, by the World Economic Forum, outlines that COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labor market and accelerated the arrival of the future of work and the jobs and skills of the future. Project management professionals must keep up, and transform as the world is transforming around us. Check out the link here to the WEF summary video of the report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=eH1fFdjzJAw&feature=emb_title
- Why can the term project management be limiting?
Where project management books focus on hard skills, techniques and methods and to deliver projects, this article focuses on a few tips to help project leaders and the ones aspiring to become one. Essentially, to re-vitalize our projects for the 21st century it's not enough to manage. It's time to lead in in a complex, interconnected, fast-moving, dispersed and rapidly-changing world. The value provided through project management, just as every other profession, is evolving with the pace of change. More than ever our added-value will come from our ability to lead not simply manage. Our current state of managing projects is not enough as we are faced with the most pressing challenges. To overcome we must activate our project leadership and unleash our potential within the #ProjectEconomy.
3) What are the five most important aspects to focus on?
4) Where can I get more information?
Some thoughts and resources on how to activate your project leadership in today's Project Economy! Read the article here: https://bit.ly/34ZWw9C #projectmanagement #projectleadership #pmifuture50 #NextGenPM