Modern Project Management Practices For Your Business
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a drastic transformation within business project management practices as a result of changes in technology, software and business models, alongside the changing face and demand of consumer needs. This has led to the formation of modern project management practices that are able to achieve all of the necessary results to successfully deliver the project.
With PRINCE2 being one of the more traditional waterfall methodologies when it comes to project management, some people are looking for a revitalised method that they can implement within their business. While there are a number of things to consider before attempting to exercise an entirely new project management methodology, there are a number of benefits to be claimed by switching to more contemporary practices.
One of the biggest changes to the project management environment is the amount of software that has been and continues to be introduced to a range of industries. While automation isn’t likely to take over every industry in the same way that it has taken over construction, a number of software innovations are set to change the way businesses manage their projects. Modern project management software is allowing businesses to build new strategies, approaches and methods in order to develop competitive and effective project management processes. Virtual project teams are set to be one of the latest innovations moving the business world forward, and new software has the potential to push this even further.
One of the biggest changes to project management in modern times is the implementation of Agile methodologies as opposed to traditional waterfall styles. There is a lot of debate regarding PRINCE2 and Agile methodologies and which is more suitable to the modern business world. One take on this argument was voiced in a recent Axelos survey where a huge number of currently qualified project managers vouched that Agile is set to grow in importance by 2030. Agile provides a flexible way of working, which can be easily adapted to a huge number of projects around the world. This makes Agile better suited to ever-changing environments like IT, whereas PRINCE2 is a very rigid methodology and can be more effectively utilised in business environments with strict protocols and processes, like Government. Overall, the flexible nature of Agile methodologies are a huge indicator of where project management is set to move to in the future.
Value Over Budget
While cost, scope and time will continue to be three of the most important indicators around whether a project is successful or not, modern project management is placing a further emphasis on the value of individual projects and how consumers react to them. Customer demand is forever changing and having an adaptable project management methodology to keep up with this is important. Modern project managers are going to need to be adaptable enough to switch project emphasis and associated goals of the project. Quality control is one of the most important aspects of this and a stronger emphasis on the way consumers are interacting with your business’ project is going to be key in the future of your business. Your customers will expecting personalisation and your focus on value will be able to adhere to their requirements, keeping your business a success.