There is lot of trends happening in every industry that is for sure going to impact the future of project management. These trends include different digital tools available to manage projects, Intelligence of project manager to deliver projects efficiently and productively, Soft skills for
Communication and collaboration, Relation of projects to Internet of Things, Organization of projects using kanban methodology, remote teams and tools to manage such teams and many others. These trends will keep changing but time and budget will be main aspects of project management and hence one need to use trending and efficient tool to gear up the project success.
According to J. Ben Arbaugh, most encouraging and emerging tool for development of project management is hands on hands-on experiential learning tools (Arbaugh, 2007).
Let’s discuss each trend outlined above in detail:
Digital tools for project management: There is variety of digital tools available in the market to use by project managers (PM) to a manage each part of project that includes for effective communication with all members, project managers can use software tools like slack, Ryver, Microsoft Teams, workplace, etc, for team collaboration PM can use Backlog, Paymo, Hive, etc, for scheduling project that includes allocation of resources, running meetings, budget management and planning and forecasting PM can use tools like forecast, Celoxis, Microsoft Project, etc, for agile development centric organizations, PM can use scrum tools like Jira, Target process, ScrumDo, Quickscrum, etc to manage stories, sprints, backlogs in agile world, to improve workflow of the projects, PM can use Kanban tools like Paymo, ZenHub, LeanKit, etc, for tracking time PM can use tools like Forecast, Paymo, etc.
These digital tools listed above are integrated with each other and other different tools that offer many other features to manage project effectively. Listing out cost and unique features of these tools can be separate discussion topic.
Intelligence of project managers: An endeavor boss need a perception of enthusiastic understanding and it will finish up being a creating and incredible example in endeavor the board business. PM’s requires the ability to pursue schedules and spending anticipates their exercises that demands capability and benefit. PM’s energetic understanding will choose your ability to decide issue and the achievement of your endeavor.
Soft Skills: It is the soft skills aptitudes in all actuality that encourages us to push ahead in our vocation. The privilege soft skills abilities like authority, cooperation and correspondence will give you an edge and will decide if you fit in the organization culture. The soft skills will be increasingly esteemed and as the interest for the venture the executives is developing, accentuation on soft skills will turn into the new pattern. Alongside the accepted procedures, human connection side will likewise be dealt with essential. Undertaking administrators will build up a valuable method to address issues of task the board as soft skills is winding up high popular.
Relation to Internet of Things: The Internet of Things alludes to the billions of physical gadgets that are associated with and share data with the Internet. Gadgets are associated by means of remote systems and processors which are getting littler and less expensive consistently (Gal, A., Filip, I., & Dragan, F. , 2018). This implies it is conceivable to transform practically any gadget into one that is associated with the Internet and make it more brilliant. IoT gadgets have on a very basic level diminished the time it takes for a task’s execution. Correspondence is a gigantic, if not the most vital viewpoint to an undertaking’s prosperity and correspondence can represent the moment of truth a venture’s execution. Furthermore, this is only correspondence among human representatives. In the event that gadgets are incorporated, gadgets that would not ordinarily have correspondence ability, a venture can be finished a lot quicker. Here are a couple of ways IoT gadgets straightforwardly influence venture the board:
Faster Reporting: Time is cash and the tasks can rot when you’re trusting that reports will come in. Gadgets associated with the web can create results, information, and reports significantly quicker. Gadgets might be computerized so a consecutive age of information and reports might be conceivable. This makes the undertaking and its stages free from different gatherings where previously, ventures and their stages would be stick to holding on to get examination for their own frameworks.
Constant Observation: Venture supervisors would now be able to watch venture stages and their outcomes continuously. Previously, the condition of an undertaking might not have been obvious until it was past the point where it is possible to transform it. A general view was unrealistic.
With the speed at which information can be gathered and took care of, information can be seen to make expectations and potentially, answers for issues. Simply the speed at which IoT produces data can be passed on to colleagues in a flash and in this manner makes a feeling of commonality among colleagues.
IoT Creates Equal Expectations: There are never again exonerates for delays. Data is made and conferred instantly. Adventures have never been faster and never been considered to pass on at a pace that they are as of now. Associations changing in accordance with the IoT example will be the ones to see accomplishment and the ones neglecting it will be abandoned far. It is a measurement playing field now where a huge amount of power falls into the endeavor chief’s hands.
Kanban Methodology: Kanban is a methodology like scrum where principles are lean but process is strict to improve the efficiency of project. Kanban’s are flexible with process and does not define any prescribed roles for team members but focusing team members on things that really matter and needs to developed and deployed to production. The main goal of Kanban is visualization of workflow, putting limitations on current work being done, lead time measurement and generating policies in continuation method to accommodate improvements(Balve, P., Krüger, V., & Tolstrup Sørensen, L, 2017). The Kanban workflow consists of usually five parts. The first part is Kanban board that has different columns to organize work progress limit cards, swimlanes which has sub columns like to-do list, current work and completed column categories, different tasks with requirements, different attachments and time tracking. The second part is Kanban cards that holds tasks related information along with checklists and attachments, alternate views, integration of different tasks, hierarchy of tasks that holds cards within cards and assign those to proper resources and different Kanban car templates. The third part is analytics where different lenses or insights are generated so that project managers or other team members can take appropriate decisions. The fourth part is automation where according to business workflow or requirements, workflow of Kanban can be customized to suit the organization environment. The fifth part is integrations where tool is easily integrates with development tools is questioned.
Remote Team Management: The remote groups are turning into a standard in the realm of undertaking the board. An ever increasing number of organizations are grasping the idea of dispersed groups to keep ability from around the globe for their ventures. Specialists are additionally looking for adaptability in work to spare hours and their vitality. This pattern is on rise and task the executives for remote groups will go forward with the communitarian drift. Task supervisors will put resources into innovation and devices to advance correspondence over a wide assortment of stages and encourage everyday development in separation work ((Zdonek Iwona, Podgórska Marzena, & Hysa Beata., 2017)).