Is Project Management a Core Skill and No Longer a Niche Capability?
The Divided View of Project Management’s Role Today
Twenty-plus years ago, project management was a niche function within organizations. However, as businesses become more complex and projects grow in scale and scope, it has become increasingly apparent that the ultimate success of an organization comes down to the delivery of critical initiatives. And to create and sustain growth and market-share, businesses must run projects in a way that is predictable and repeatable.
This shift has sparked a debate in the business community: are project leadership skills now mission-critical to an individual’s career success and advancement opportunities, or are they still a niche capability?
Is Project Management a Core Skill and No Longer a Niche Capability? discusses:
- Survey results on the perception of PM as a niche capability
- Whether project management as a discipline follows an evolutionary curve
- Arguments and discussion of the debate from three angles
Project management is fast becoming the preferred way for companies to get things done. There is a growing need to understand the dynamics of projects together with the skill and process of project management in order to make the most out of an organization’s investments.