Implementing project management soft skills into your projects will become increasingly important over the next several years; opening your mind to these emerging trends will open your door to new opportunities.
The technical aspects of managing projects notwithstanding, project managers are increasingly asked to lead the organization in transformative ways. Since project managers often interact across the entire spectrum of departments within corporations, they are often exposed to emerging trends within the industry that other or departmental managers are not. Among the trends are an increased emphasis on project management soft skills, the Project Management Office (PMO) being viewed as a potential profit center (vs. a cost center), sustainability aggressively planned into projects, and an increased emphasis on corporate social responsibility.
Last updated on November 11, 2008.