It’s easy to become distracted by shiny new technology, but remember it’s not about the technology. It’s about how that technology affects people and the company as a whole. Andrew Makar weighs in on the top project management trends in 2014, and how they will affect your business.
Management, Schedules, and Collaboration
First, project management will continue to develop in the business function. Remember when project management was just an IT thing? Those days are gone, and PM is now being used to make sure everyone from HR to finance is on the same page. Second, more project schedules will move to the cloud. It’s not only more efficient, it’s more collaborative. This brings us to number three: online collaboration tools. These are seeing increasing popularity because of their close tie-in with trend number four: distributed teams. With the communication-based technology comes the ability to work with teammates across the country or even across the world.
Remember to use this technology to its full advantage, which means using it only when it benefits the company, not just because it’s the latest thing. As Makar says, “Trends are nice, but delivery is better.” Don’t fear the trends, but embrace better delivery as your top resolution.
Read the full blog post here: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-consultant/five-project-management-trends-to-watch-in-2014/