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PLD Meetup – “Exploring Projects, Programs and Project Management in a Digital World”

Digital is changing the way we govern, organize teams and execute programs and projects.

Farwell’s Professional Leadership Development (PLD) Meetup for area project management leaders convened on Friday, January 19th, 2018, and featured an engaging presentation from American Family’s Barbara Rashke and Laura Zibell. Barbara and Laura attended the 2017 Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit, and created a presentation to highlight the Gartner findings on the future of Project Management, the impacts of influencers and how AmFam is addressing these trends.

Key takeaways and trends include:

  1. Project Mangers need to shift to solving unstructured problems and non-routine tasks
  2. Growing shift from Project Management to Product Management
  3. Learn from the Program Management space and discipline
  4. Organizational Change Management should be in every project plan
  5. Build stakeholder management techniques
  6. Focus on the soft skills