Project management education

a road map to the year 2000

This article reviews a panel discussion about project management education that occurred at the 1990 PMI Seminar/Symposium in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Five project management experts discussed the skills that will be needed by project managers in the year 2000 and made suggestions about how the educational system can satisfy those needs. Four growing trends identified by the experts were the expanding global market, increasing fragmentation within project-based organizations, multi-project management, and sophisticated project management technology. Areas where important changes in project managers' skills and roles will need the attention of the education system include integrative/interface management, boundary-spanning management, and technical core management. Project managers of the future will also need knowledge about project management organizational culture and life within the matrix organization.
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