Project management boom with a twist: Are you ready to bridge the gap?

Amy Chouvin imageAmy Chouvin  •  

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The world of project management seems caught in a fascinating paradox. On one hand, demand for project managers is skyrocketing. Businesses across industries are realizing the immeasurable value project managers bring to the table.

On the other hand, a separate report by PMI and PwC paints a concerning picture: the world faces a widening talent gap. The report estimates a need for 25 million new project professionals by 2030, which translates to a staggering 2.3 million people entering the field every year just to meet basic requirements!

But here's the good news: Project management software can be a powerful tool in bridging this gap and boosting overall efficiency. How?

Software empowers individuals: By streamlining tasks, automating workflows, and centralizing communication, project management software allows individuals to handle more complex projects with greater efficiency. This increases their value and empowers them to take on greater responsibilities.

Software attracts new talent: Younger generations entering the workforce often seek tech-enabled environments. By utilizing project management software, companies can demonstrate their commitment to innovation and efficiency, making them more attractive to potential employees.

So, what can you do to leverage all the potential of project management in the construction industry, and in turn improve the quality and efficiency of your projects?

1. Advocate for the profession Highlight the combined power of skilled project managers and innovative software in driving organizational success.

2. Embrace new tools Familiarize yourself with project management software and its capabilities. This showcases adaptability and a forward-thinking approach, making you more valuable in the job market.

3. Upskill yourself Explore online learning resources or certifications related to both project management and software proficiency. This demonstrates your commitment to continuous improvement and positions you for future growth.

By combining human expertise with the power of technology, we can address the talent gap and navigate the exciting future of project management.

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