Top 10 project management trends of 2013 - #9Date: Jan 23, 2013
Portfolio management will take on a greater role as funding continues to tighten and the number of projects grows. Portfolio management is more than a prioritisation exercise. It is the culminating activity in competitive strategy where executives have identified the programs and projects that will turn their intentions into reality. We are witnessing more companies investing in IT and process improvement to get a better handle on all of the project-based investments occurring across their business. And they are tweaking — and in some cases overhauling — their portfolio management approach to make sure it is the best it can be. Many organisations will continue to develop a portfolio hierarchy at the division, business unit, regional, and corporate-wide levels. This will require substantive expertise in portfolio management principles and practices, and a healthy dose of diplomatic and political skills to get everyone headed in the same direction. Will PMI develop a certification in Portfolio Management? We shall see.