More than 500 professionals met at Passion for Projects 2017
On March 13th and 14th, Scandinavia's largest conference for Project, Program and Portfolio professionals, Passion for Projects, was held in Malmö. 1½ days of learning, of inspiration and networking. With 4 strong keynote speakers, and more than 25 inspiring session speakers on many different topics. An opportunity to learn about the latest trends in Agile project management, Sustainable project management, Personal leadership, PMO/PO Development, and many other relevant topics.
Also an opportunity to learn about the expected future of project management. A future where concepts like swarming, AI and Big Data will affect the way we act, as professional project and program managers. We learned that a lot of the repetitive work we do, as project managers, could be filled by robots and big data, e.g. by automatic follow-up on the precision of estimates, automatic suggestions for schedule adjustments based on historic data, automatic work authorization systems, and many other acitivites that take up a lot of our time today - time that could be better spend on leading the project, instead of managing the project data.
On the topic of leadership, a lot of emphasis was given to the ability to lead people towards a common goal - people that we may not know, and people we may never even meet. The ability to "lead the swarm", where projects are executed by "swarming", will be a challenge for project managers in the future, and a skill project managers have to be able to adopt. And no matter what future we end up with, make sure you're personal in your leadership of people.
Whatever you do, make sure you don't miss this event, with highly inspirational and educational content, March 2018, where the event will be located in Göteborg.