Solving a problem involves implementing a solution. I have always said that a solution incorporates People, Process and Technology. In my 30 year Project Management career, according to experts tracking the stats, I have witnessed incremental improvements in project success rates. I sincerely believe that having, understanding and implementing standardized and proven processes has helped. Thanks PMI and PRINCE2! I also believe that in the recent past agile principles, processes and techniques have added to our improved success. Thanks Scrum.org, Scaled Agile, ICAgile and others. However, what got us here....will not get us there! It's time for a paradigm shift. We can't just keep chasing the latest incremental improvements in the process. We need to leap.
We need to think completely differently. We need to stop looking to the process and focus on technology. Technology is poised to disrupt the project management profession. If you don't believe me, simply ask your favorite assistant (Alexa, Bixby, Cortana or Google Assistant).
If you DO believe me...then join me. Help me create the future of project management. Let's be the ones to drive change instead of being disrupted by it. Let's figure out how to leverage things like Virtual Team Solutions (Teams, Slack, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Zoom, etc.), RPA, NLP, ML and AI to not only reduce our administrative workload, but enable a means that virually guarantees project success!
Republished with permission from Rich Weller MBA, PMP, Agile Certified, Project Certified
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