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Excerpts from Episode 6 – “The Lazy Project Manager”
The two things excite me in terms of the evolution of Projects in this generation. Firstly the ‘Social Project Manager’ who deals with digital communication and social media platforms in managing projects on top of the traditional methods of communication. This is particularly important in the decentralization of project behavior and the opportunity of mass collaboration that digitization provides.
Secondly it is the need for a trained competent Project sponsor. Today we have evolved to ‘intentional project management’ as opposed to ‘accidental project management’ of the previous generation. The Project Sponsor is a very significant member of the Project Team because s/he is ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the project and they represent the investment within the Business. The Project Manager needs to be equipped with the ability to train and support the Project Sponsor to fulfil his/her role in the Project Team.