Project Managers need to strategically upskill to deliver the business value needed in the future.
This is the key take home from a survey from AXELOS ahead their Summer reboot of PRINCE2.
"Organisations will demand greater business awareness from project managers in the next few years. As a result, project managers need to invest in their own professional development so that they gain the skills required for a successful future," says the company on its website.
So what does this mean and how big is the gap between where you are now and where AXELOS thinks you need to be?
There was a time when collaborations between music artists were a rarity. Queen and David Bowie, George Michael and Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross ... they stood out. It was quite exciting when your favourite artist teamed up with someone else because the outcome was always something magical.
These days 'collabs' (as they are called now) are more common. Just take a look at the current charts, as I write this, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson, Drake and Giggs - everyone is at it - and with very good reason.
Collaboration yields measurably better results. Simple as that. And it's the same with IT Project Management.
I have come to a conclusion this week ... most IT Project challenges are not solved by theoretical, intelligent design.
Now, I make a living delivering project success through proper planning, processes, governance, etc. ... in other words theoretical, intelligent design - so let me explain what I mean.
After I'd written my blog for CIO.com "Where did the project go right?", which is a cracking read, by the way, I had one of those eureka moments.
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