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Project Management Trends: PM Software in 2020 and Beyond

“Project Management Trends: PM Software in 2020 and Beyond” on SelectHub, March 2, 2020.

2. Data and Analytics

Alan Zucker, founding Principal of Project Management Essentials, believes data’s presence in project management will increase, saying:

“As teams mature in their workflow based Agile practices, the use of predictive analytics that help estimate the time and effort required to deliver stories will also increase. Using these predictive analytics may prove to be the best way of estimating project cost and duration.”

3. More Collaborative Workspaces

Alan Zucker, founding Principal of Project Management Essentials, believes data’s presence in project management will increase, saying:

“As teams mature in their workflow based Agile practices, the use of predictive analytics that help estimate the time and effort required to deliver stories will also increase. Using these predictive analytics may prove to be the best way of estimating project cost and duration.”

4. Widespread Agile

There are several project management principles a business can put into effect, but one seems to be rising above the rest.

“One of the biggest trends is the dramatic shift to Agile,” Zucker says. “We have reached a tipping point with over 70% of organizations (based on PMI’s Pulse of the Profession survey) using Agile at least part of the time.”

Zucker predicts, “With the rise of Agile, tools that integrate Kanban or task board interfaces into the project management ecosystem will become more prevalent. There are many vendors that have Kanban interfaces, but most of them are not integrated into a broader ecosystem that includes traditional views such as the Gantt chart.”