On February 20, the NYU School of Professional Studies Management and Technology team partnered with the Project Management Institute of New York City Chapter (PMINYC) to host a panel discussion on how the project management profession is evolving as project managers are expected to make business decisions, translate strategic objectives into concrete initiatives, implement new methodologies and technologies, and take on greater leadership roles.
During this discussion, the panelists from NYUSPS (Dr. Negar Farakish, Clinical Assistant Professor Edward Kleinert, Mariya Breyter ) and PMINYC (Dan Johnson and Harumi Urata-Thompson) shared their industry expertise, professional experiences and trends in successfully implementing project management techniques and navigating their roles in different industries. They provided many insights into the constantly changing practice of project management.
Reflecting on the event, Larry Mantrone, NYUSPS Management & Technology Adjunct Faculty and the panel moderator expressed, “To me, the enthusiastic reaction of so many attendees to the panelists’ insights demonstrated that both experienced project managers and novices are eager to learn and develop new skills. Technical project knowledge is necessary for career success, but not sufficient. The project manager of the future will need to understand business, leverage new technologies and be an emotionally intelligent leader.”
The event also served as a networking opportunity for PMINYC members, professional project managers, NYUSPS faculty, students (graduate and noncredit), and alumni.
[Photo caption - Panelists from NYUSPS (Dr. Negar Farakish, Clinical Assistant Professor Edward Kleinert, Mariya Breyter) and PMINYC (Dan Johnson, Harumi Urata Thompson) at the NYUSPS-PMINYC event - Project Management in 2020: How is Your Profession Changing?]