I believe that projects are everywhere, ubiquitous, and that it is in the thousands of projects I see everyday that I can have the greatest impact. I work to be a constant source of positive reinforcement and encouragement to everyone working on projects, posting six days a week to share good news, good thoughts, and great projects with my project peers.
An editor for PMI's PM Network magazine reached out and asked for my input for the mag.
Here are the questions and my responses:
What do you expect will change the most about the profession in 2013?
Look for continued movement towards
self-organizing teams in 2013.I expect
to see project managers moving away from command and control techniques as they
embrace collaborative techniques like coaching, coordinating, and cheerleading.
What would this change mean for project
We need to strengthen collaborative
skills.Some Project Managers will
remain in a coordinating role – especially in very large organizations.Others will migrate to other roles such as
Product Owner or Scrum Master.
Why do you think this change will happen
(what signs point to it)?
The success of scrum teams and the
resistance to command and control project management is apparent in the IT
industry.Younger workers reject and
resist old school command and control.Agile/Scrum teams run circles around traditional waterfall shops in
software development – and we know what happens to dinosaurs.
Did I get it right? Let me know what I missed in the comments.