Skills Needed for Disruptive Era

Businesses must be agile and quick to adapt in our rapidly evolving and highly competitive environment. This creates both challenges and opportunities for the project management profession and for those who manage projects.

The research identified three leading drivers to effectively manage disruptive technologies:

  • Skills, training and development
  • Tools and approaches
  • Culture

The question is, what are skills required in this disruptive era so we can evolve?

Innovator organizations see the most important digital-era skills for prospective project leaders as:

  • Data science (data management, analytics, big data)
  • An innovative mindset
  • Security and privacy knowledge
  • Legal and regulatory compliance knowledge
  • The ability to make data-driven decisions
  • Collaborative leadership

Innovators also report investing in formal processes to develop project manager competencies in these skills.

Project managers need these required skills to adapt in this millennials project management, i.e:

CollaborationThe action of working with someone to produce or create something

Critical ThinkingThe objective of analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment

Creativity The use of imagination but helps them think about their future and how they can execute their projects and ideas.

CommunicationThe imparting or exchanging of information

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