Projects at Work

What’s After What’s Next?

An emphasis on guidelines over rules … corporate commitment over control … value over processes … competency over accumulated knowledge. And other thoughts on what the future of project management could and should look like.


Mark Mullaly

President, Interthink Consulting Incorporated

Mark is a project management iconoclast -- love him or hate him, he stil…
Last month’s column ("What's Next?" Feb. 9, 2006) offered my predictions on what the near future holds in store for the field of project management. Far less prediction than projection, however, these trends are simply extensions of the groundwork that has already been laid. As a result, they are likely more inevitable than they are improbable. I also implied, however, that while my observations represents what was likely to occur going forward, it doesn’t necessarily represent my view of what should happen. What follows are my thoughts on what 2006 and beyond should look like.
 
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