The bigger picture
Project management is susceptible to the same challenges that are affecting other professions and industries. This article--the fourth annual PM Network Trend Report--examines the five trends that are changing the nature of doing business in the aftermath of the recent global economic downturn. In doing so, it explains how these trends are changing the way organizations perceive project investments and the way project managers must think. It defines each trend and discusses real-world examples of how the trend is affecting the process of managing projects. It also outlines suggestions that can help project managers leverage each trend to their advantage.