8. Good project managers will buck unemployment trends. The hunger for project management basics, in particular risk management, will continue to surge in 2012, especially in such countries as India and China where project manager attrition rates are disturbingly high and continuous training of new staff is critical.
9. Client-centric project management will outpace the "triple constraints" of time, cost and scope. The new definition of project success is that a project can exceed its time and cost estimates so long as the client determines that it is successful by whatever criteria they use. In today's environment, project value is determined by the "recipient" - or client - not the "provider."
10. HR professionals will seek assessments to identify high-potential project managers. Because project management is such an important function, human resources professionals will be tasked more intensely with identifying high-potential project managers in 2012. The challenge HR professionals will face is that there is no 'silver bullet' assessment for identifying great project managers.
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