What will project management look like in the early stages of the twenty-first century? Knowbots, nanotechnology, and disintermediation are terms slowly emerging into common usage. Yet, they are still ideas of the future and, therefore, three of the 100 or more trends described in The Future of Project Management. Developed by the 1998 PMI® Research Program Team and the futurist consultant firm of Coates and Jarratt, Inc. (also featuring articles by David Pells, PMP, and John Tuman Jr., P.E., PMP), The Future of Project Management details the intriguing effects of changing globalization, demography, information technology, social values, design and markets. Accompanying each trend are one or more implications aimed to encourage, challenge, and/or alert the reader. People with interest in the future of the profession can count on: -Rapid evolution of the profession and its incursion into all parts of business and society -Significant advances in all areas of science and technology -Growing importance of the need for improved people interaction and leadership skills -Increasing diversity and complexity of projects, project teams, and project management -Expansion of the body of knowledge and the need for continuing education and networking -Changing business, employment, and compensation models -Enhanced importance of family, colleagues, and environment. In addition, The Future of Project Management examines the challenges facing the longevity of project management as a profession. This is a book for anyone interested in project management —along with business leaders and others who enjoy exploring the future, understanding its implications, and learning to deal with change.
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