PMs in the C-Suite? The Future of Project Leadership

“On time, on scope, on budget.” This is the relentless mantra of the project manager—but is our hyper-focus on tactical success hurting our bottom line? When project managers are more concerned about meeting a deadline than adding value, the answer is yes. As projects grow increasingly complex, organizations are recognizing that it takes more than a project manager to drive organizational success—it takes a project leader. Project leaders understand the big-picture dynamics influencing the project agenda, and aren’t afraid to recommend that projects be killed when they fall out of alignment with organizational strategy. And they’re poised to make their appearance in C-suites across the continent.