I was watching the Georgia Tech men’s basketball game today when the ball was deflected out of bounds and the official signaled that it was in the possession of the visiting team. He was quick to go to the scorers’ table and check the video replay. The replay showed clearly that the official’s original call was in error. What did this demonstrate?
- Technology was the key to support the rules of the game.
- The official was comfortable in relying on technology.
So what, you are asking as a project management professional, does this have to do with me?
Everything. As a project leader, you must leverage your use of technology to be successful in project situations.
But this is nothing new. I wrote about it in 2014. Absorbing and effectively using technology is essential to staying current and competitive in project management.
Project collaboration software and data sciences application are two of the most dynamic and useful technologies in project management. And the application of Benchmarking and Best Practices have become widespread to set teams apart from competition.
As a project management professional and a leader in your industry, you can leap to the head of the class in innovative application of new technologies. Measure your success at this by how many requests you get for sharing and referrals.
A lot has been written and said over time about first-mover advantage in market moves or new technology implementation. As a project professional, you must always be prepared to lead in the face of change. Good luck!