The Future of Technology and Project Management in Africa
Technology is gradually shaping the future of work and life in general. We are moving from a completely manual way of life to an automatic way of life, and each aspect of our economy is also changing with the times.
Because Africa is highly developing each sector of the economy has received some exponential growth, this means that Africa will need talented project managers to lead her massive infrastructure upgrades.
If you want to see the future of project management, look to Africa.
Though project management is one of the oldest accomplishments of mankind, the basic principles have really not changed over the years. These principles are; organising, leading, and controlling tasks and resources to achieve a specified goal within a predetermined time frame and budget.
The future of project management is very exciting and challenging at the same time.
The future project manager needs to have a vast knowledge of certain skills. Individuals in this field need to develop their skills in areas outside traditional project management practices, such as change management. Also, they need to be very effective communicators who understand the link between the business strategy and the projects they are responsible for delivering.
Young project managers in Africa have an affinity for the growing African film, music, and technology industry.
Population growth and urbanization are powering the development of Africa. Africa has the highest population growth in the world and is mostly a youth population.
Africa is also increasingly urban. The fastest-growing cities in the world are mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The large developments on the continent have increased the demand for project managers, for project managers who can handle not only technical complexity but the transnational nature of many of the projects.
The needs of young project managers are immense — but so are the challenges. Some of the challenges are economical. Due to the COVID Pandemic, Africa’s economy is expected to contract between 2.1 and 5.1 percent in 2020 — the region’s first recession in 25 years.
Large-scale projects ensure long-term growth for PMs but they require that Project managers have sophisticated knowledge.
Young project managers will need adequate training to grow and thrive in the field and lead Africa’s development efforts.
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