The Future of Project Management: Trends to Watch

Adriana Girdler

Changes you’ll see in the project management world going forward In the ever-evolving work world, project managers need to stay on top of everything. With …

Changes you’ll see in the project management world going forward

In the ever-evolving work world, project managers need to stay on top of everything.

With all the technology advancements like Artificial Intelligence, and our ever-changing work culture, you need to understand the trends coming your way in project management in the near future.

Here are some trends I’m starting to see in the project management world this year.

Trend #1: Online mentorship

I’m seeing online mentorship more and more in the professional world recently.


Specifically because we are living in a hybrid professional world where many people work from home instead of – or in addition to – going to the office.

Online mentorship means that you can stay connected, learn, and grow digitally. This is a trend in the professional world as a whole, but especially in project management – there are tons of online communities (just like my YouTube channel and SLAY Project Management programs) where project managers are supporting, mentoring, and teaching each other.

Trend #2: Simplicity

When it comes to project management, simple is hard and complex is easy.

When it comes to simplicity, you have to spend lots of time, energy, and effort thinking through your plan and approach. You can’t just check things off your task list without putting thought behind it.

Otherwise, you’ll create layers of issues down the road for those who are using the deliverable that you’ve had to implement. That’s why simplicity is increasingly being built into project plans.

Don’t disregard simplicity – lots of energy and effort goes into it!

More project management trends you need to know

There are a few more notable project management trends I’ve seen come to the surface recently. If you want to know what these are, head over to YouTube with me – I break it all down in my latest video!

Want to lead every project to success, even as trends change? Make sure you check out my SLAY Project Management course where I give you all the templates, tips, and techniques to implement to SLAY your projects.

Adriana Girdler, PMP | Creator of Slay Project Management

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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