The 2021 edition of the “Talent Gap: Ten-Year Employment Trends, Costs, and Global Implications” report released by the Project Management Institute reveals that there will be a need for around 25 million new project management professionals by 2030.
According to the report, there are mainly three causes:
This means there will be a lot of new job opportunities for project managers in the next months: but what does it mean to be a project manager?
Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques necessary to meet the project requirements, while the project manager is the person assigned by the performing organization to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives.
A good project manager has to balance the main competing requirements and demands of a project, being aware that if any of the factors changes, another factor can change as a consequence:
Mainly, there are three kinds of project managers:
One of the latest trends is agile project management, which means teams remain constant across many iterations and they strongly collaborate to achieve the results. In an agile team, everyone knows who is able to do what, what can be seen as reliable and what is rather uncertain and it is much easier to share knowledge.
Another trend is the right mix of remote and onsite working, as well as the growing importance of change management.
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