RelativeResourceManager3 - COM-11-0751 R. Hunter Research...

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GartnerGroup Entire contents © 2000 by Gartner Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. GartnerGroup disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. GartnerGroup shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The reader assumes sole responsibility for the selection of these materials to achieve its intended results. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice. COM-11-0751 R. Hunter Research Note 1 August 2000 Commentary The Future of Project Management: Relationships Matter As IT project teams increasingly are assembled from a changing cast of internal and external personnel, relationship and skills management will rise to the top of project management core competencies. World-class project management is about resource management, not task management. This truth is reflected in the functions and features of enterprise-level project management tools, which are aimed at managing large numbers of resources that, over time, migrate across and within almost equally large numbers of projects. The complexity of resource management has increased dramatically in the past few years, driven by factors that include an ongoing shortfall of skilled IT professionals worldwide, rising demand for IT enabling of virtually all business functions, and the escalating complexity of technology in the Internet era. There is more “IT to be done” than ever, it is more difficult than ever, the consequences of failure are steeper than ever, and the relative supply of people who can do it is shorter than ever. The tight IT labor market in particular has created an environment in which the migration of personnel
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course IST 352 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Syracuse.

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