Posted on | July 1, 2010 | 1 Comment
Even though project management was recognized as a distinct discipline in 1950 I still remember it was only 25 years ago when there were no project managers per se, the resources executing the work would manage it at the same time. Some organizations still keep this “tradition”, but they are less every day.
Project management has evolved a lot and very rapidly even when there is still a long way to go in terms of adoption. Private organizations and governments all over the world embrace it and, as the PMI motto says, many are beginning to attribute their success to it.
More and more entities have project managers that actually manage projects as a full time job, not as “something anyone can do on the side while executing the work”. Many are also realizing that they need to deploy best practices.
More individuals are realizing that this is a real job. Universities offer degrees in project management and more and more individuals are seeking training and certification through education providers.
PMOs are becoming more relevant and increasingly important as they provide key performance metrics that the organizations utilize to make informed business decisions.
The trend that is picking up now is portfolio and program management. A sign that there is a need for more control in order to become more efficient and cost effective in the products and services we provide.
So, when it comes to project management today, the state of the union is strong. Don’t you think so…? Well, I do.
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