The revolution will be project managed
It has been repeated ad nauseam, but the world in which we live and work is changing fast. The idea of a revolution is not an abstract, theoretical one that is yet to come – it is here in our midst. Not only are we seeing far-reaching and rapid change across society and the economy, but these changes are unpredictable and volatile. At the launch of our Projecting the Future (PtF) ‘big conversation’ at APM’s Manchester Conference last June, I emphasised the opportunity for our profession to thrive in this fast-changing world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn into sharp focus the importance of the project profession in dealing with dynamic change. It is a great opportunity for us all to demonstrate the profession’s capacity to provide expertise and leadership through the momentous challenges we are facing. But more than that, it is chance for us to position ourselves in the minds of senior business and public sector leaders as being at the heart of future change.
Posted by Tim Banfield on 9th Apr 2020
About the Author
Tim Banfield is chair of APM’s Projecting the Future Group and a director with the Nichols Group. He was previously a director of the Major Projects Authority, and was a director of the National Audit Office.