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Define, Hire, And Develop Your Next-Generation Project Managers

October 15, 2009

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Software delivery has changed. Organizations are looking for their software development projects to deliver high business value and strong customer satisfaction as well as come in on time and on budget. They also demand faster and cheaper solutions, so new methodologies, such as Agile, and new principles, such as Lean, have taken hold. Stakeholders are tech-savvy, and project teams are globally distributed. All of these changes affect what organizations need from their project managers to succeed today and in the future. Next-generation project managers still have a sound understanding of project management best practices, but they also have updated soft skills focused heavily on people, team building, and collaboration, and they understand how and when to adapt processes, practices, and communications based on context. If you haven't redefined project management in your organization, it's time to meet the next-generation project manager.

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Table of Contents

  • A Snapshot Of Today's IT Project Manager
  • Changes To Software Delivery Necessitate A Reinvention Of The Role
  • Modernized Software Delivery Teams Need A New Type Of Leader
  • How To Hire And Develop Your Next-Generation Project Managers
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Redefine Your Project Manager Role To Prepare For The Future
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents