|[January 03, 2013]
ESI International Releases Top 10 Trends in Project Management
ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
International, the world's leading project management training
company, today announced the release of its top
10 trends in project management for 2013. The 2013 trends reveal
that expert leadership is lacking in all areas of project management,
portfolio management and program management.
"This year's trends bring a murky problem into specific light," said J.
LeRoy Ward, Executive Vice President, ESI International (News - Alert). "Leadership
skills are lacking within the project community, and until project
managers learn how to properly lead teams and their projects, project
execution will continue to be a problem."
top 10 trends for project management include:
1. Organizations will continue to call for strong project leaders but
will focus on investments in hard skills
2. Agile (News - Alert) implementation will be viewed in some organizations as a
failure, but for the wrong reasons
3. Project management is not just for project managers anymore
4. Large projects pose unique challenges that are increasingly tough to
5. PMOs will focus on proving their worth and driving innovation
6. The U.S. government will upgrade its PM certification in the face of
7. Improving vendor management practices will top the list of skills for
8. Continued poor project performance in many organizations will result
in more PMOs being terminated
9. Portfolio management will take on a greater role as funding continues
to tighten and the number of projects grows
10. Organizations will adopt Agile to accelerate time to market but what
they ultimately achieve may be a different story
"Many of this year's trends focus on the need to improve project skills,
process and the overall management of our initiatives," said Ward. "It
is clear that it is no longer possible to hire project managers and
expect results. We need our PMs to be experts, and take control of our
projects to get maximum results."
10 trends in project management is put together annually by ESI
senior executives and subject matter experts.
In conjunction with the release of the trends, ESI has released a top
10 trends in project management video, recorded by Mark Bashrum, ESI
Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Strategic Intelligence. This video
offers a discussion of the trends, including original insight and
information about the trends and their impact on projects.
About ESI International
a subsidiary of Informa (News - Alert) plc (LSE:INF), is a global project-focused
training company, helping people around the world improve the way they
manage projects, contracts, requirements and vendors through innovative
training in project
analysis and contract
management. In addition to ESI's more than 100 courses delivered in
more than a dozen languages at hundreds of locations worldwide, ESI
offers several certificate programs through our educational partner, The
George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1981, ESI's
worldwide headquarters are in Arlington, Va., USA. To date, ESI's
programs have benefited more than 1.35 million professionals worldwide.
For more information visit www.esi-intl.com.
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