If you are seeing signs that the project management landscape is starting to look very different, then you are not alone. A transformation is taking place which is putting a sharper focus on the integrated people, process, and technology solutions needed to successfully execute high-value projects today and tomorrow. As competition increases, and time and budgetary constraints are continually impacting businesses, it no longer makes sense for companies to use their limited resources in the way they have in the past.
So how are leaders responding in this changing environment to maintain their business advantage?
Leaders are focusing greater efforts on achieving their business goals, and prioritizing strategic value. Businesses are becoming clearer on their strengths and weaknesses and are seeking the best opportunities to reach specific identified objectives and key results.
Companies are gaining strategic advantage in driving project-oriented business initiatives over the pursuit of individual departmental goals. Furthermore, individuals are being selected for these goal-centric initiatives based on the value of the fit of their talent and experience rather than the department within which they are based.
Leaders are demanding transparency of business initiatives to positively seek and unlock the value of “hidden-zones” of opportunity within their human organization. By increasing the visibility of prospective projects, companies are discovering, connecting, and empowering teams and personal relationships that are most likely to achieve success for the business. Newer project solutions can be leveraged so that siloed and tacit knowledge, and proprietary business methods are better integrated and retained as part of the organization’s intellectual assets and business advantage.
Leaders recognize the value in leveraging employee strengths by moving away from operational hierarchies to embrace innovative, progressive, and constructive opinions, ideas and new ways of working from their staff. Companies are building stronger teams through the alignment of value-based mindsets and the creation of environments where the sharing of big ideas and free-flow of knowledge with decision-makers is achieved despite the organizational chain of command.
Leaders are finding advantage in facilitating social interactions and the role they play in adding value to outcome of project-based initiatives. The effectiveness by which organizations collect opinions, share resources, and achieve consensus across globally implemented initiatives is now at the forefront of modern project delivery. Enabling social agility and maintaining the adaptability to rapidly refocus human efforts are driving the future of networked collaboration and decision-making.
Leaders are taking control of their widely distributed, mobile, and remote workforce by integrating real-time technology into their project solutions. The traditional loss of productivity caused by isolated locations, distance, and time zone differences are no longer communication or data access barriers. Today, teams are connecting with increased frequency through collaborative, cloud-based, project solutions.
The project management landscape shows no sign of halting its relentless transformation. Leaders are united in their need to act today and be well positioned to adapt tomorrow. The ever-growing competitive threat is being met with a resounding response, head-on, by leaders that are driving innovation and continual improvement through modern, progressive solutions like OpusView.