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Be Inspired with the Top Project Management Trends for 2017

Posted on November 21, 2016 11:00 pm;

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By Lyndsey Mclaughlin

Good project management is key within any business, as it ultimately determines whether projects will be delivered on time, stay within budget and reach a successful conclusion. When a project fails to deliver, it can be costly for a business. It can cost the business money and there is also the risk of losing out on key clients. Whether you are a project manager by title or you manage your own projects, it is important to keep up with project management trends, if you want to be as effective as possible. These are some of the project management trends for 2017.

Staff Investment

Great staff are your most important asset when it comes to project management and investing in staff is one of the trends for 2017. Without the right resources, it is unlikely that projects will perform as highly as they could, so investing in staff is worthwhile for the overall success of a project. Project managers should invest as much as possible on good, quality staff, who will exceed the expectations of their role.

Certification

There is a growing trend for project managers to become certified, as there is evidence to support the link between this and the performance of projects. It is thought that around 80% of projects which perform well, have a certified project manager leading the way. A PMP certification program can equip PM’s with the right knowledge and skills to ensure high performance with the project.

Project Management Software

In 2017, we will see an increase in the use of project management software to support projects. It is thought that project management software can help improve the success of projects and can help ensure high performance. The right software can help project managers to make the best use out of their resources and to create essential milestones to keep the project on track. Companies who invest in project management software in 2017, are likely to enjoy better results than those who fail to make this outlay.

 

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