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The Everyday PM Podcast | Episode 11 "2021 Project Management Trends"

Updated: Apr 14, 2021

Welcome to episode 11 of The Everyday PM Podcast where we discuss the Top 6 Project Management Trends emerging in 2021 from an article written by Tim Stobierski on July 8, 2020 as published in the Northeastern University Graduate Programs blog.

Change is inevitable in every project, let along the entire project management industry. Due to advancements in technology and a growing job scope, the project management industry is seeing significant change as we continue our way through 2021. Brian Summons, Senior Project Manager at CHOC Children's Hospital, and I discuss via rapid fire debate a la ESPN's Pardon the Interruption format our thoughts on each trend.

"Top 6 Emerging Trends in Project Management

  1. Greater Reliance on Digital and Remote Teams

  2. A Closer Connection Between Projects and Strategy

  3. Project Management and Change Management

  4. The Emergence of Hybrid Project Management Approaches

  5. An Emphasis on Soft Skills

  6. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics" (Stobierski, 2020).

We would love to hear your thoughts on the emerging trends in project management. Do you agree or disagree with the list? Any other trends that may have been missed from the list? As project managers, it is up to us to understand and capitalize upon the emerging trends in 2021 by doing what we do best - plan for it.



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Worldwide Readiness Program Manager, Apple, Inc.

Program/Project management professional with 10 years of experience in product development, physical retail launches, and health care industries.

Senior Project Manager, CHOC Children's

Senior-Level Project Leader, Combat Veteran, and USC ✌🏾 Alumnus who has a passion for leading impactful technology projects. A seasoned leader, and polished communicator with the required experience to ensure project success.

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