WHITE PAPER: The Future of Project Management

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

To understand the importance of project management today and in the future, we must recognize that project management is today, and most likely will continue to be in the future, a critical component of a firm’s business model because it is the delivery system for long-term sustainable business value.

This white paper will give you a window into the future of project management, and help you gain an understanding of what it will take for organizations and project managers to be successful in the years to come.

Key topics include:

  • Business model innovation – Winners and losers
  • Dysfunctional project culture – Characteristics to watch out for
  • The landscape for project management – Four new principles
  • Levels of project management maturity by metrics, with special emphasis on:
    • Value-Based Metrics (PM 3.0) - Value can appear in many forms and be measured.
    • Intangible Metrics (PM 4.0) - Intangibles may be hard to measure, but they are not immeasurable.
  • Five critical areas of focus for the next generation of project managers

About the Author:

Keith Wilson

Harold Kerzner (M.S., Ph.D., Engineering, and M.B.A) is IIL’s Senior Executive Director for Project Management. He is a globally recognized expert on project management and strategic planning, and the author of many best-selling textbooks including Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling and Project Management 2.0. Dr. Kerzner has previously taught project management and business administration at Baldwin-Wallace University, engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University. He obtained his industrial experience at Thiokol Corporation where he held both program management and project engineering responsibilities on a variety of NASA, Air Force, Army, Navy and internal R&D programs.