6 Project Management Trends to Expect in 2022

6 Project Management Trends to Expect in 2022

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1. Fully remote project teams

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic forced many organizations to rethink their work-from-home policies.  As a result, many workers in the US have shifted to working from home full- or part-time.  That means project management is no longer confined to the typical office.

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1. Fully remote project teams

Since the rise of remote work is likely to continue, project managers need to find ways to reduce friction and make their work more efficient.  So the question to ask yourself is: can you improve your projects by bringing on freelancers or remote workers? If the answer is yes, don't hold back because of technology 

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1. Fully remote project teams

complications — the right tech exists to support you.

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2. An increased dependency on project management tools

Project management tools help organizations execute their strategy but they can also be used to manage the portfolio and the various tasks related to that strategy.  Doing so will help them make more informed decisions and improve their organizations' progress on key goals while providing more value. 

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2. An increased dependency on project management tools

There are external project management trends affecting our dependence on these tools too.  As the world changes due to the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, project management will be affected by the need to collect and analyze vast amounts of data.  Exactly how this will play out is 

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2. An increased dependency on project management tools

difficult to predict but most experts agree that it will be unavoidable.

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3. A focus on enhanced collaboration

New remote, hybrid, and flexible working options allow employees to work wherever they want, while employers benefit from the higher quality output of their workers.  Despite the advantages of distributed teams, it can be very challenging to promote collaboration among the employees. 

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3. A focus on enhanced collaboration

In an effort to solve this issue, many companies have started implementing online project management tools.  No matter which tools you choose to use in 2022, one thing is clear: learning how to work well with others despite physical barriers will continue to be essential as we continue to deal with the global pandemic. 

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4. Understanding different types of soft skills

First and foremost, the ability to communicate expectations and work well with all parties involved is very important.  This is why soft skills such as empathy, decision-making, and leadership are critical to a project's success.  A project manager who has these abilities plays a critical role in improving the entire 

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4. Understanding different types of soft skills

team’s performance as both a model for behavior and setting the tone for workplace culture.   Because at the end of the day, the project manager will determine the level of cooperation between the team members until the project is finished.

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5. Emphasis on avoiding physical and mental stress

In 2022, we predict you'll be more challenged by employee development than employee retention, requiring your new team members to settle in faster with optimized training programs and work delegated to new team members sooner.  Avoiding physical and mental stress will be a large part of keeping employees happy, healthy, and on your team.

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5. Emphasis on avoiding physical and mental stress

You may not realize it but there are a lot of ways you can make work smoother for your entire team.

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6. A continued concentration on Agile methodology

Agile development is a set of principles that enables developers to get started with projects without having to learn how to manage traditional tasks and processes.  With Agile, teams can easily break down a project into multiple stages, allowing them to manage the work seamlessly. It also allows them to collaborate more effectively 

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6. A continued concentration on Agile methodology

Agile development is a set of principles that enables developers to get started with projects without having to learn how to manage traditional tasks and processes.  With Agile, teams can easily break down a project into multiple stages, allowing them to manage the work seamlessly. It also allows them to collaborate more effectively 

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