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.
Competency-Based Certifications
Certifications are an ever-growing fixture in the …

Please login or register below to read the rest of the article

Subscribers login here:



Not a subscriber yet? Sign up here:

    You must have JavaScript and cookies enabled to use this website. Please enable javascript and refresh this page.
    How do I enable JavaScript in my browser? | How do I enable cookies in my browser?
  • First Name
    Last Name
  • Choose a password (at least 4 characters)
    Confirm your password
  • ProjectsAtWork is accredited under Return Path's Sender Score Certified™ Program. The Sender Score Certified Program helps to increase successful email delivery by requiring senders to adhere to a set of specific email standards. For more information, please see
  • please enter the text below:
  • You must have JavaScript and cookies enabled to use this website. Please enable javascript and refresh this page.
    How do I enable JavaScript in my browser? | How do I enable cookies in my browser?







Rupom Mohammad Foyez R: "Thanks for sharing" on Evaluating Proposed Initiatives: 7 Qs
November 26, 2015

Aaron B: "Thanks for the article! I think it shows the confusion over the two areas that n…" on The Product vs. IT Mindset
November 25, 2015

jose f: "Excellent article Elizabeth!" on PILOT Your Team
November 24, 2015

roger p: "Agree with comment made by Stephen Maye pertaining to the very good list as well…" on Evaluating Proposed Initiatives: 7 Qs
November 23, 2015



Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for LeadingAgile where …

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager,
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Tushar Patel

VP of Marketing, innotas
Tushar Patel is currently Vice President of Marketing at Innotas, the le…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director,
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…



project management software

Mavenlink delivers enterprise-class Software as a Service (SaaS) that transforms how businesses work with distributed teams around the globe. Our software combines collaborative project management with resource planning and business insights.

project management software

Wrike is all-in-one project management and collaboration software that brings thousands of teams around the globe closer to success. Wrike enhances workflow visibility, accelerates project delivery, and increases team productivity.


Since 1992 we have provided training and coaching that turns the complexity of industry standards into practical application of business analysis, project management, agile, business process management, and influencing skills.

project management software

Smartsheet is an online project management & task collaboration tool that is redefining how teams work.