Is it unrealistic to expect major projects to be delivered on time and within budget, especially when they are spread over a long timescale?
There’s a global boom in project management with market value expected to increase by more than 50 per cent to $18 trillion. What’s more, this boom is creating jobs, with 15.7 million new roles worldwide, including almost one million jobs in the UK alone. A growing industry, however, brings with it challenges. This report covers project managers' increased dependence on software and big data, and the need for flexibility and agile practices. It also highlights key lessons learnt from the successes, as well as failures, of megaprojects
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As project management moves towards leaner, more agile processes and practices, project managers must demonstrate an aptitude for flexible thinking
Relocating an entire town in the Arctic Circle must rank as one of the most challenging projects to manage ever attempted
Project management software is increasingly sophisticated, but may benefit from improved integration to link systems on major contracts