Moving away from top-heavy project management toward more-rapid, iterative, user-first processes can bring a number of benefits, but it isn’t free. Methodologies like agile can create a large number of new projects, stressing existing project-management resources. Some businesses have attempted to eliminate their PMOs, hoping those projects can run themselves.
In the end, someone needs to manage a project, regardless of where that person sits in the organization. In some cases, that person is a business manager without any formal project-management training but with a deep understanding of business needs. In others, it may be a seasoned project manager cut off from familiar methodologies and tools, faced with the task of creating order from chaos. Both types of project leaders will need a tremendous amount of help guiding the machinery that will get the project to delivery.
In this webinar, our panel will discuss these topics:
- What demands do agile and other rapid methodologies place on project management?
- What are the costs and benefits of moving toward a project-leader model?
- What are the most critical issues facing project managers today?
- What new communications, reporting and monitoring processes do project managers require?
- What kind of training should businesses provide?
- What is the role of tools and automation for this new breed of leader?
- David S. Linthicum, SVP, Cloud Technology Partners
- Stowe Boyd, lead analyst, future of work, Gigaom Research and stoweboyd.com
- Dave Ohara, founder, GreenM3
- Brian Cressall, development manager, AtTask
Register here to join Gigaom Research and our sponsor AtTask for “Project management (re)boot camp: adding value in transition,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. PT.