Collaboration is one of the keys to success whether you’re a small, medium or large organization and it’s easy to see how important the collaboration technologies are to keeping your teams connected and moving in the same direction.
Whereas, impact of enterprise technologies in project management is a way of thinking, communicating and working, supported by an information system, that organizes enterprise’s resources in a direct relationship to the leadership’s vision and the mission, strategy, goals and objectives that move the organization forward. Some are there:
The evolution of cloud computing, mobile applications and social media is changing the way teams interact and exchange information. These tools help to spread work throughout the day because you can answer a question or share a document at anytime, anywhere.
Project managers need to know technical collaborative processes in order to successfully lead a team. Start with the basics of a new technology and build your knowledge over time with new features.
Enterprise and collaborative technologies impact on working activities of your core abilities. These ubiquitous environments are making seamless workflow management possible When everything speaks the same language and happens in real time, you have a game-changer in how your project teams collaborate.
Hiring managers, companies and clients are increasingly expecting tech-savvy project managers. For this reason, the ability to adapt and learn new systems and technologies quickly is a skill project manager must master to succeed in the future.
Cloud computing and the security implications associated with it will alter the way enterprise and technological projects are managed. With data on the cloud, there will always be vulnerabilities. As more and more breaches occur, data owners will want more direct control over the data than they currently have.
The actual, physical protection of data now falls almost exclusively on the shoulders of the companies storing the data, while legal responsibility for its protection remains with the “owning” organization. We’re likely to see additional leaps in securing data remotely.
Sensing the Future
One of the top technology trend, the Internet of Things, is rooted in sensors: the little pieces of technology that gather, monitor and transmit data from a parking spot, refrigerator or coffeemaker. The growing investment in these sensors indicates how much and how fast the Internet of Things will impact the project landscape.
The rise of the mobile Web means fewer and fewer people are accessing your corporate website from a desktop. That mobility also means you need to design for a wide range of smartphones and tablets, each requiring its own app and web content management system. A better solution is one design that adjusts to the device on which it is being viewed.
Big data, cloud computing, and corporate mobility all require technical skill sets that most companies don’t possess. The numbers of positions required are predicted to be massive. That sounds like good news, especially as people outside IT will be required to support the new rich data environment. CEO’s need to direct their corporate training programs toward providing employees with the skillsets needed to fuel company growth.
Digital Manufacturing Systems.
Still a big part of the world economy, manufacturing is worth about $2 trillion, it has spearheaded development of an industrial robot that is safe, easy for humans to work with, and as simple to program as downloading an app from the Apple app store.
With robot that can be up and running in a manufacturing site within minutes, the company is clearly onto something. Another is the development of 3-D printers to quickly prototype a manufactured product. Finally, development of the small run and a short-run manufacturing marketplace for innovators.