Project Management of the future is the ability to embrace change quickly. People who will be a part of the team will access information faster from better-informed sources than can be imagined.
It doesn't matter whether you are in IT or construction or in portfolio management.
Whatever the task, whatever the goal, the team will be able to leverage technology at a very rapid rate.
While one company is looking to complete a project, it will be obsolete before it is launched because another company launched the product yesterday.
Some companies will shoot themselves in the foot by launching a product too quickly with limitations while another company will release a product that not only can perform the function but also has additional bells and whistles besides.
There must be a massive shift in the paradigm. You can't hit the ground running. You can't hit the ground at all.
In IT, it is all about tech-talk. The team will know the language, will be clutching to their p-pads, twittering their thumbs, and coming up with answers before the manager finishes asking the question. And those answers will make the next question unnecessary.
People will know what needs to be done before they get their assignments.
Meanwhile, upstairs, the boss is waiting to get a one page summary while the company across town will have his updates tweeted to him. One page, 140 characters. Your choice. Let's move on to the next item on the agenda.
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