Once again, author Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez shares his remarkable insights into the future of project management, and how we should be ready to adapt going forward.
In Antonio's view, in the next five years the world will see more projects than ever. Indeed, according to McKinsey, Governments have allocated $10 trillion in reconstruction funds just in the first two months of the Covid‑19 crisis. That is three times more than the response to the financial crisis in 2008‑09. These represent millions of projects that will need millions of project managers.
However, despite this positive outlook, significant trends will put at stake the project management profession that we have learned to know in the past 40 years. We should consider these signals as an urgent call for profound change in our practices and a much needed change in our competencies. A small price to pay compared to the unique opportunity that the project management profession has to lead what I call our new world driven by change.
In the future, Antonio sees five disruptive trends that will impact the field of projects and project management, namely:
He says that 2021 is going to be the confirmation of The Project Economy, a term he conceived in 2018 when working on his earlier book, The Project Revolution, How to Succeed in a Project Driven World.
1. See maxwideman.com/guests/what_is/differences.htm
2. See mckinsey.com/industries/public-and-social-sector/our-insights/the-10-trillion-dollar-rescue-how-governments-can-deliver-impact