Projecting the Future is a big conversation about the future of the project profession.
In a fast-changing world, how should the profession evolve?
What role should the project profession play in business and society over the next decade?
What will project management look like in the future?
What skills and mindsets will be needed by project professionals in the future?
Emile Fakhoury, ChPP RPP MAPM - Project Management Professional
Question 1: What role should the project profession play in business and society over the next decade?
"With the development of technologies along with artificial intelligence, the role of project management will become more focusing on dealing with emotional intelligence and communication and stakeholder management rather than reporting tools, scheduling, supply chain management, monitoring deliveries which will become more automated."
Bruce Kamen - Expert in transformational change, Project / Programme Mngmt ...
Question 5: What is the future role of APM?
"APM could play a big part in helping resolve this situation by either working with universities to create meaningful/ shorter courses that will bring value to the students and/or offer your own focused courses specifically focused on the people who would normally sign up for these degrees. It does however mean APM will need to stay on the ball with industry developments / technologies / ways of working etc..."
Elizabeth Harrin FAPM - Writer, Business Chnage Manager, project management expert ...
Question 4: How should we manage the drivers of change?
" I'm not sure we can manage the drivers of change - it feels to me that we in a position to respond to and keep up with the changes demanded by the economy, but not (all of us) in a position to influence and manage the drivers. Instead, we need to keep close to what external influences are doing to shape our business and make sure we stay up to date, helping our organisations have the right conversations about being relevant in today's changing world."
WHAT IS PROJECTING THE FUTURE?
Projecting the Future is a big conversation about the future of project management, involving project professionals, senior decision makers like sponsors and policy makers, and other stakeholders affected by the future of the profession.
We will be publishing insights on some major changes transforming our world, from AI and robots, to climate change, to the 100-year human life.
At every stage we want to hear from you: the future will only be shaped through collaboration.
SIX CHALLENGES - AND OPPORTUNITIES
Up to 800 million jobs globally could be automated by 2030
The UK is committed to cutting CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, and may need to go further, faster
Four out of five UK businesses need more high-level skills in the years ahead
10 million people alive in the UK today can expect to live to 100
The UK market for autonomous and connected vehicles could be worth £52bn by 2035
The world will have 43 megacities by 2030; global spending on smart cities could hit $135bn by 2021