How should we adapt our approach to developing our project professionals?

Steve has over 30 years of experience in training and development that has spanned military, private sector and public sector environments. His work in project management has been at project, programme and portfolio management level and he currently works as senior consultant and trainer on the ‘Living Learning Programmes’ delivered by QA. He reflects on the best and the worst of the learning and development he has been involved in over that 30 year period and the insight that it may give into how project management training has evolved and where it might be heading in the future.

Projects and Programmes are becoming far more complicated and demanding, technology that we use to train project managers and use to deliver projects is improving all of the time and the potential career paths for a young project manager today is very different from the one those that would have been available 30 years ago. So how should we adapt our approach to developing our project professionals?