ITBusinessEdge recently posted its top 10 list for project management trends in 2014.

In summary, here they are:

  1. Expansion of Agile into Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong
  2. Introduction of enterprise project management credential from PMI called the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)SM credential
  3. Rise of virtual learning
  4. Increase in project management consulting to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies
  5. Implementation of Agile-based project portfolio management (PPM) tool
  6. Rise of servant leadership
  7. Growth in benchmarking and best practices
  8. Radical change in approach to project management by poor-performing organizations
  9. Continued lack of qualified project management talent to fill open positions
  10. Change of title to “leaders,” not “managers” (“servant” leaders, of course)

These top 10 trends represent an effort to find solutions to project management’s biggest challenges, such as geographically dispersed team members, using the wrong tools, and overextended resources.