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"The Future of Project Management"; Speakers: David Mantica, East Region (Wilmington & Jacksonville) Virtual Meeting

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PMI reports that there will be 88 million people in project related roles by 2027.  Arup say that ever top 100 firm will have a project management professional in at least one C-Suite role by 2030.  Ok, great numbers, but what does this mean for the future of how project management works gets done and how one should plan their project management career?

Simply put project managers get work done, using tools, frameworks, approaches, templates, techniques, and people skills.  They deal with knows, unknown/unknows, risk, change, conflict, and turbulence so the people doing the work, can focus on doing the work. That is a tall order.

The problem is rapid change. The problem is thousands of options. The problem is missed unknown/knowns that cloud the true challenge. In this session we will discuss the skills and mindsets needed for project professionals to attack the future of project management. Because basically the future of project management is drastic and rapid change in the face of complex and complicated work environments that drives confusion, uncertainty, and fear in organizations.


 Learning Objectives:

  • How human’s work, what you need to know
  • Learning how to learn
  • What are adaptive challenges and the skills needed to confront them
  • Why the Product Mindset is critical to value delivery in complexity and confusion
  • Business models and how Digital Transformation / AI impacts project managers
  • The mind set of “Agile with Accountability” and “Tailored Approach”


Speakers: David Mantica




Speakers Bio: 

David Mantica serves as Vice President and General Manager for SoftEd US. Fueled by his passion for developing empowered knowledge workers, he helps companies develop their teams through training and coaching, equipping them with today’s critical skills needed to work effectively in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

Drawing from his experience in successfully building a B2B training firm, growing it from scratch to $13M in seven years. David speaks and shares his insights and tactics on the impact of technology on leadership and management. His work at SoftEd helps organizations not only cope but thrive even with the ever-changing demands and complexities of modern business.

With over 30 years of experience and more than 700 speaking engagements, he inspires better work practices in marketing, product management, project management, software development, executive management, and other key areas of technology and business operations.

David’s home base is Raleigh-Durham, NC. From here he provides consulting to business owners here and worldwide. Driven by his love for helping people grow while maintaining their mental health, he also mentors several rising executive leaders, providing pro bono career coaching services that utilize his career insurance methodology. David is well known for his Manticaisms, a unique ability to refine or as he might say butcher the English language. His playful demeanor and style attracts and humanizes us all.

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Type of category: Wilmington

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: May 23rd, 2023

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members: $20.00

Students: $10.00