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6 Project Management Trends To Look Forward In 2017

You have to stay updated on trends, social things and pop culture, you need to stay with the times and keep evolving. – Corey Feldman

[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”I” font=”Dancing Script” background_color_class=”otw-blue-background” size=”large” border=”border” border_color_class=”otw-silver-border” shadow=”shadow”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap]f social media and other disruptive technologies hadn’t been making major strides in 2016, project management would have simply been a nightmare. Still, there is a constant fear within project managers that their projects may end up failing later.
In the new year, we expect to see a significant growth of trends that are the solution to the everyday hassles and struggles we deal with at our workplaces.

There Will Be More Focus On Professionalism

professionalismOne of the biggest challenges that we are facing today in the project management field is that project-related jobs and work are growing too quickly for our approaches in professional to keep with the pace. We will soon see companies taking larger bigger approaches in project management.
It is for this reason that a project management software, especially for startup firms. Fortunately, there are many services that you can choose that fit your goals. Be sure to pick a reputed brand that gives you a professional framework in helping you get your work done.

Automation Will Be Ubiquitous

automationAsking marketers to fill out their time sheets and probing other teammates over and over again, soon gets repetitive and stale. Hence, the quality of the end-product diminishes. It is for this reason why automation tools are on the rise.
Communication services like Slack and HipChat are introducing reminders, updates and status alert to help keep everyone in the loop. Other than that, there will be bots that answer commonly-asked questions, launch the latest version of an app or website or share automated notifications.

Big Data Will Rule The Roost

bigdataBig data is also one of the major gamer-changers of the new generation. It is something that we can never hold in our heads. As in, we cannot make out the estimate about how much each person has put into their current project or the last five projects.
But with the aid of big data processing software, we can sift through the estimates and actuals and then flag three team members with the worst record for getting their estimates right so that you can rightfully challenge them.

The Trend Of Hiring Remote Workers Will Go Mainstream

remote workersIt is a logical fact that marketing teams with engaged employees outperform teams with zero engagement. One of the most important elements in translating to engagement success is remote work. It is another way to describe telecommuting or virtual workers.
A study from Gallup found that employees who spend sometimes remotely working are likely to be better engaged in their jobs. The reason behind this is that remote working requires proactiveness, initiative and a firm willingness to do what is absolutely necessary.

There Will Be Stricter Policy For Project Security

securityIn the past year, there has been some high profile and secretive data breaches that went right under our very noses. Now the pursuit of data security has never been that much higher. It isn’t only about ensuring that customer files are kept safe. Ransomware has become a huge focus for security professionals this year.
If you happen to click a malicious file and you may or may not get your files back after paying the ransom money. This is why plans for backup and cloud-based solutions are what project leaders have been looking forward to implementing in their plans.

There Will Be Better Collaboration Between People And Machine

machineFor any project, collaboration is one of the most fundamental aspects that can never be put aside. But collaboration does not have to specifically include humans. The Japanese venture capital firm Deep Knowledge or Vital as it is recently called has been made to do just that.
77% of the 2000 top-level executives according to an Accenture survey have expected employees and machines to work together in a collaborative manner.


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