FORT ATKINSON, Wis., - The global lockdown due to the pandemic forced organizations to adapt their working procedures. During the pandemic, almost all airport automation and Information Technology (IT) projects and upgrades had to be implemented remotely due to border closures and government-forced shutdowns impacting countless organizations, including the largest airports and airlines. Remote working became commonplace even for the most challenging projects including airport process automation. Regardless of whether critical ground handling processes, planning operations or workforce management were optimized, these projects were performed using remote teams from both the solutions provider and customer side. As these last years have shown, the success of the implementation and management of a remote project largely depends on the practices applied from the start through to the completion. Understanding the latest trends in project management and what constitutes best practices in remote project implementation can enable an airport to derive important benefits throughout the process, Oliver Tiedt reports for Airport Business. Continue reading original article.
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26 August 2022 - In a recent Project Management Institute (PMI) survey 81% of the respondents indicated that Artificial Intelligence is impacting how they are operating. Many are leveraging AI to automate what are considered low-value-add tasks so that their project managers can focus on more critical functions and ensure that project goals are met. Also prevalent in today’s project management is the heightened use of software that enables better resource allocation, use of historical project data, budget adherence, and project progress tracking. This is particularly relevant in view of the Annual Report – The State of Project Management issued by the project management consultancy Wellingtone. It found that 54% of organizations do not have access to real-time key performance indicators (KPIs) for managing their projects.
In addition to leveraging advanced technologies like AI and planning software, projects are now more frequently utilizing cross-functional teams led by a project manager. This enables a project to gain access to a broader range of skillsets – both hard technical skills, as well as soft skills such as team building, mentoring, training, negotiations, and conflict resolution.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor