Project Management 4.0

While traditional project management structures focused on the project manager and the project control practices, project management 2.0, embarking 2.0 technologies and their collaborative principles, stressed the concept of distributed collaboration, and converted the project manager to a leader. Traditional project management was, thus, driven by formal reporting and hierarchical structures. Project Management 2.0, however, stresses the need for access to information for the whole team.
Project Management 2.0 sowed the seeds for Project Management 3.0, the age of a business driven Project Management culture, which is slowly invading the organizations up to the boardroom, transforming the previous need for PMO and Portfolio governance in a need for organizational agility and Project Management strategy, ultimately materialized with the Chief Projects Officer role, increasing the strategic profile of Project Management.
So what’s next? What could be Project Management 4.0? Probably a change in the nature of the organizations themselves, mutating from project-oriented organization to project-founded organization: extending the agility model of start-up companies, organizations will be created when starting a big project and killed/converted when the next project will come.

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