Project management is a critical core activity for most organizations who want to maintain their competitive edge so they can’t afford to have not fit purpose management process or worse projects failing to deliver business benefits. The value of project management is increasingly recognized in both the private and public sectors, so what are the emerging global trends crucial to project delivery? Let’s check out the emerging project management trends for 2016 and beyond.
Agile prominent: Agile will continue to gain popularity in IT projects in coming years. Several small and large enterprises are bringing Agile project management practices into their business. Organizations will find a way to make Agile work for them by becoming more purposeful in how they choose to adopt it. Organizations with Agile testing methodology can more easily adapt their project portfolios due to changing business priorities and it will help organizations to stay competitive by discovering trouble spots.
Business analysis as design work: A trend that will continue into 2015 is the notion that business analysis work involves design. Organizations who start providing ‘logical’ or ‘conceptual’ design output as part of building apps and business processes will flourish faster. Organizations can benefit through less rework by using standard models such as business process maps, use case models, prototypes and wireframes, sequence diagrams etc.
Risk management will be popular: Today’s business world is fraught with new risks and complex regulations. S If you don’t truly embed risk management in your project, you cannot reap the full benefits of this approach. Identify the risks in the early stages, communicate and analysis of risks should be carried out. Risk management will be a major factor for project professionals to stay competitive.
More Mobile Apps: Mobile apps are increasingly gaining more parity with browser-based applications. Businesses are empowering their employees to use mobile devices with enhanced information services that enable them to make better decisions despite location. Make sure project management software and collaboration tools are optimized for mobile integration.
Project management software APIs become more important: Application Programming Interfaces (API) will become a requirement among prospective PM software purchasers. Project management and customer relationship management (CRM) platform integration can bridge the chasm between sales and development/engineering by exchanging data between these two key business systems. The API can successfully provide transparency between two systems.
It is going to be dazzling year in the project management field. So just follow the trends and be adapted to new and changing workplace situations.
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