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The Future in Project Management

Just think about what the project management industry was like ten years ago.

Fewer methodologies, smaller tools, smaller teams and simpler projects. Until 2019, things have changed tremendously, as teams are no longer smaller and projects are no longer that simple.

The project management landscape is changing rapidly with technologies, tools and the latest evolving trends. And, the change doesn’t seem to slow down.

Let’s cut the subject and take a look at the emerging trends in project management that are happening around the world.

The most important project management trends for 2020

1. The expansion of artificial intelligence (AI) and Automations

There is a lot of discussion about artificial intelligence and its implications. Just like software development, aerospace, health and finance, the impact of artificial intelligence and automation can also be seen and felt in the project management industry.

Impact: Many companies have already started using AI in project management to perform their daily tasks that require human effort through task automation. The effect goes beyond automating simple tasks, but it is also very useful in obtaining performance information.

Project managers can use automation to perform complex tasks, from scheduling to data visualization and making informed decisions based on captured information.

What to do about it: First, project managers must embrace AI in project management and learn how to leverage it for successful project completion.

Once you learn how to leverage AI to automate data, project execution will be much easier than before. It also paves the way for building meaningful relationships with team members and customers.

Let’s see how AI has enabled a better risk estimate: we all know how deadlines are advanced due to poor estimates or unknown external factors. With artificial intelligence, you can get the right estimate of the duration, costs and progress of a project, helping you to predict realistic schedules for your project.

2. Inclusion of hybrid project management approaches

It is true that not all projects are the same and not all teams can stick to a specific methodology. Perhaps that is why the concept of hybrid project management has gained a lot of attention and the number of project managers and Scrum masters who combine more than one methodology is increasing day by day.

In simple words, hybrid project management refers to methods that combine approaches from the traditional project management environment and the word agile.

Impact: By implementing the hybrid model, you bring all your projects, tasks, people and communications in one place, helping you to make the right business choices.

For example, by mixing the traditional approach with Agile methodology, team members with different views, work styles can work together in their own way, paving the way for more stability, engagement and efficiency.

What to do about it: Use discretion to understand which methodology works best for a specific project. Smart project managers are opting for a mix of agile and traditional methodology to get the best of both worlds.

3. The impact of emotional intelligence (EQ)

You may be wondering how the ability to understand and recognize emotions has anything to do with the project’s success? Well, it plays a vital role. When PMI did a survey, it was found that 58% of respondents believe that emotional intelligence is one of the strongest predictors of performance, regardless of the nature of their work.

Impact: project management goes beyond defining the scope, setting deadlines and deciding the budget. Project managers also need to manage people, which means more complications.

Not understanding the emotions of team members can lead to a lot of emotional activity in a team. Obviously, the result is not always great.

What to do about it: To deal with different personalities and ensure the success of the project, an adequate understanding of emotions (both yours and others) is required making it a necessary leadership skill for project managers across the world. world.

Thus, learning the art of emotions and what drives people is becoming more important than ever to predict the success of the project in the future.

4. More focus on data and number analysis

Project management involves a lot of data. Project managers are increasingly leveraging data information to make informed decisions to better handle projects and increase business growth.

Impact: Whether project planning, quality management or risk estimation, the use of big data analytics has already started to shape the world of project management. The data collected is useful for learning how to form teams, the size of the team, how to include and position team members, skill sets needed to better manage projects.

What to do about it: The smart and the wise take advantage of technological advances to remain relevant. Data analysis, if used correctly, has the power to produce a lot of business value.

“What is measured is managed” – Peter Drucker, management guru

If you’re someone who doesn’t like numbers, find the tools that can do the job for you. Project analysis tools offer strategic parameters that can help you get a complete picture of all project activities. Get high-level data and personalized reports with technical tools like Google Data Studio and Tableau to visualize data.

5. Advanced project management tools and solutions

In today’s digital age, project management tools have become an indispensable part of project management. The numbers tell the same story. According to a survey, 77% of high-performance projects use project management software to plan, execute and control all aspects of project management.

Impact: Project management tools and solutions have always been a game-changing factor. Below are some ways that these tools are making positive changes in project management.

Project planning: uses data from previous projects to plan better

Time scheduling and tracking: keep track of time spent on tasks and manage events, meetings, milestones and scheduled deadlines

Communication and collaboration: allows you to share critical information with team members, customers and stakeholders

Budgets and deadlines: helps deliver projects within the allocated budget

Progress tracking: keeps track of ongoing projects, whether they are on track or not, whether resources need to be adjusted or not.

What to do about it: It goes without saying that project management tools are of great help for project managers to plan and deliver projects on time. They also provide team members with a platform to communicate and collaborate in one place.

6. Greater remote work

It is not new that the number of professionals who chose to work remotely has skyrocketed in the past two years. And the trend is here to stay. According to Gallup,

“Remote work has been on the rise since 2012: from 39% in 2012 to 43% in 2016. The desire to work remotely is here to stay and is not limited to selected sectors.”

Impact: Remote project management offers many benefits. The first being more flexible in the schedule and the second, without having to go to the office every day. Project costs are also reduced. In addition, you have the opportunity to work on a diverse talent pool.

What to do about it: To highlight the best of your remote team, I wrote some practical tips:

• Weekly or fortnightly check-in meetings and calls to see how things are progressing

• Hold team members accountable for status updates

• Start using online collaboration tools to collaborate with team members and stay on top of news

• Conduct performance reviews a few times a year.

And what do you expect for the future?

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The online courses offered focus on the fundamental pillars for the success of the Finance, Marketing, Operations and Communication businesses, in addition to some special topics such as social entrepreneurship and energy efficiency. It is possible to choose one or all of the courses according to the participant’s wishes and needs, which also undergoes tests and surveys and is supported by specialists and volunteers from HP.

All platform participants can also take advantage of discussion forums and chat rooms, allowing networking and contact between members. HP Life has renowned partners such as Usaid (United States Agency for International Development), Nacce (National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, American NGO for entrepreneurship and education), Kelley School of Business, United (UN agency that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability) and SFR (French mobile operator).


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Technology Combined with good remote service.

More than tools, you need to think about data security for teams and the company !

Nobody was waiting, the pandemic of the new coronavirus has turned the world upside down and forced companies of all sizes and segments to implement work models that are often completely different from those with which they were used to performing. There was a small number of corporations that had agility and vision to, at the beginning of the quarantine period, rethink their productive routines, initiating the emerging “home office”.

In the midst of all this, it is clear that small and medium-sized companies also had to undergo a reorganization of tasks and formats. The technology sector, despite, in many cases, already going against the traditional model, did not come out unscathed from this series of changes, which reached from small companies to multinationals.

But how is it possible to implement so much novelty in a short period of time, without jeopardizing the company’s productivity and guaranteeing the safety of employees? In addition, how to maintain the security and good results of the team that does the support of the IT team? Basically, you need to plan. And think, strategically, about what is important at the moment.

Security

Much more than tools and devices for the efficiency of the team’s daily tasks, such as computers and Internet access, it is necessary to invest in security solutions. Even if it is small, the support team is responsible for promoting the resolution of customer problems and, for that, needs access to data that must remain safe so that they do not end up falling into the “wrong hands” being accessed by cybercriminals.

In recent months, attacks on security systems and databases have increased significantly. In an article I read recently, security expert Juan Manuel Harán talks about the reasons that make health institutions increasingly attractive targets for cybercrime. Therefore, it is important that anyone who acts directly with data security is protected, end to end.

Qualification

Although the majority of IT professionals argue that the qualification of employees is essential, we know that there are still many professionals who perform their duties without a deep knowledge of the subject. Therefore, updating and constant training of support teams is essential. It is necessary that the professional has specific knowledge to be able to assist the client in the search for the best solution of each problem.

In order to be successful in this regard, it is important to always be aware of new qualification opportunities, courses and events that add knowledge and that can be applied, later, in the team’s daily life.

Communication

It seems redundant, but good service requires good communication. This is because the customer, most of the time when he seeks technical support from the company, is not usually very happy. Taking into account the current context that we are living in, the chances of this irritability being even greater are very high.

Therefore, the effort to understand the customer’s problem and serve it efficiently needs to be present in the daily routine of the service professional. Thus, the likelihood of finding the solution that best fits the customer’s needs – and still making him “leave” the service happier than he arrived – increases on a large scale.

In the end, the secret to good service is always the same: the team’s dedication to the company and the understanding of the problem. Thus, even in companies that are still consolidating in the market, it is possible to succeed in the midst of somewhat troubled situations.

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How does technology increase at work?

There is no doubt that progress revolutionizes human life. Whether on a personal level, facilitating communication and interaction between people, or in the corporate environment, significantly increasing work productivity, technology is a reality that needs to be well used.

Technological developments, especially in companies, have made processes much more dynamic and efficient. It is noticeable how much integrating modern tools into the execution of work makes everyday life simpler and more productive, whatever the field of activity.

With that in mind, we have prepared this text that will help you learn about different technologies and better understand how they can make your work more productive and efficient. Keep reading and see the advantages of joining modernity!

Improve team communication and connectivity

The technology, when used properly, favors the improvement of the team’s communication quality, simplifying it and making contact much faster and more efficient.

In this way, technologies such as corporate e-mail and chat applications can make everyday life in the company more interactive and efficient. This is because several issues can be resolved in a simple, fast and documented way.

In addition, applications aimed at the education sector improve collaboration and communication between teachers and students, in addition to allowing more interactive classes, making learning more enjoyable. These tools promote the development of students, allowing access to relevant and informative content, which makes educational technology a reality.

Facilitates time management and productivity at work

One of the enormous difficulties of modern man is to manage his time better, to manage to organize an agenda of commitments and to fully comply with it. But a large part of this difficulty can be solved with the use of the right tools.

Therefore, using programs and applications that have online calendar management, with important appointments alert, is an efficient way to organize the worker’s life, making his / her time better spent, increasing their productivity.

Increases the security of corporate information

The growth of companies naturally leads to the growth of data and documents generated daily. At this point, it is essential to have programs available that can store such information in a safe, organized and easily accessible manner.

Information security is a crucial point in any business, as the loss of important documents can cause problems such as the loss of time in having to do the work again and the breach of confidentiality of certain information, in addition to emotionally affecting the team.

Reduces business costs

It is well known that investing in technology is synonymous with economics. That’s because technological tools can do the work.

It can be seen that companies should seek to invest in technology and evaluate its importance to increase productivity at work. Even in times of recession, the benefits experienced outweigh the investment, enabling the company to grow and solidify itself in the market.

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JTI Network COVID-19 preparedness.

JTI Network continues to closely monitor developments in Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and field technicians who are of utmost importance to us.

Based on recent developments and following the guidelines established by the World Health Organization, JTI Network recently instituted company policies to protect the well-being of all employees, customers and field technicians and to ensure continuous and uninterrupted services.

We fully understand our responsibility in this mission to avoid COVID-19 for other people and we are doing our part in this process.

These policies include:

• Resources enabled for working at home in impacted regions;

• Filling out a document attesting to the fact that the field technician was not showing any symptoms before starting fieldwork, using this means of containing the virus;

• Strategy to continue providing services and support to our customers safely;

• We provide our employees with information and best practices to prevent the spread of any disease;

We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19, to ensure that services remain operational at all times!

Our coverage area remains under constant monitoring so that we can help our employees in countries that are facing quarantine and isolation, the countries that are currently in social isolation, working only on essential services are:

1. Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Peru, Colômbia, Paraguai, Uruguai, Costa Rica, Panamá;

2. cidades dos Estados Unidos, como Nova York, Los Angeles e San Francisco;

3. Canada;

In each location, a different quarantine procedure is being adopted, few of these cities are allowing onsite telecommunication services, we are keeping our local teams informed at all times and we will continue with daily status updates at these locations.

This is an unprecedented time for everyone, and the situation is changing daily. We are committed to keeping our business operations active and ensuring that you continue to receive the highest quality service without interruption during this prevention period.

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Home-Office challenges.

Due to the new Covid-19 (Coronavirus) many companies were forced to put their employees working from home. But how to make it work?

Inside the house we have many distractions, including televisions, family for those who do not live alone and even the cell phone that is at hand at all times, it is essential to prepare the environment so that you can concentrate and be able to stay focused on work for that you can see all the benefits of working from home office.

Work at home develops the ability to concentrate and discipline, it is vital that you have a structure set up away from any distractions so that you can create a routine and work as if you were in the office.

Understand your Infrastructure:

Understand what you have that can help you, such as a good internet connection and the possibility of taking your laptop or desktop home, If you are going to do a home office from now on, be careful not to forget something in the office will be missed for work. Get organized and make an effort to focus on what you need to take.

The place where your infrastructure will be mounted is also significant, look for a quiet, bright and ergonomic place for you to maintain concentration and help your body to understand that you are in a work environment. It is not recommended in any way to use the bed to work; this will make it easy for you to lose your concentration at work.

Follow a Routine:

It is crucial that even when working at home, you have a routine fulfilling the same times that you used to work at the office, start and finish times for work and lunchtimes must be complied with so as not to impair your performance in daily activities.

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Dress to work:

It is very common to be tempted to get out of bed, eat something and sit in front of the laptop wearing the pajamas throughout the day, but this should not be a practice when it comes to working even at home. It is important to dress comfortably, but so is professionalism to mentally understand that you are functioning as a professional. Of course, you don’t need to wear the best pants or wear high heels, but you should, yes, take off your pajamas to do not leave the home office day looking like a rainy Sunday. Work remains work even outside the office.

Tell your family:

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If you do not live alone you will need an extra dose of care, having the family at home during working hours can bring big distractions, it is important that you tell your family that you are working and that you will carry out your work routine usually if possible keep the closed workplace door so you can concentrate, if you have young children at home you will need an extra dose of discipline and adaptability, but it will not be impossible to perform your tasks as usual.

Do exercises:

It is imperative to stay active even during quarantine, during your work period find time to get up and direct your energy for a stretch and even go to the kitchen and drink water, so you will avoid losing concentration and seek to optimize your energies in exercises keeping the body and the mind active.

Be careful with the information:

Even being in the home office, the company’s confidential matters remain with the same confidentiality, it is crucial to treat them with care at all times and avoid commenting even with familiar work situations, especially if you work in the company’s contracts or financial area.

Finally, following all these tips your work at home office will be even more productive, and who knows, maybe you will discover a person even more focused within you!

Always stay in a meeting with your colleagues and do not lose the spirit of teamwork, even at home the work of a team should not stop, focus so that you can deliver more structured daily tasks and be surprised at how a job at home can be advantageous for you, especially considering the fact that you will save much more time avoiding daily traffic.

So how to make a home office even more productive?