Why SMBs need to get project management right from the start – CIO

IDC’s Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide SMB, 2017-2020 study reports that “what has been the relatively fragmented and improvisational nature of SMB IT spending will begin to echo the coordinated and managed approaches seen among larger firms.”

That said, if small and midsize business spending is to mimic larger firms, so too should their project management practices.IDC goes on to say that in 2017 small business IT spending will top $20 billion, with both traditional 2nd Platform (PC, server, network) and 3rd Platform (social, mobile, cloud, big data) spending continuing to grow, as well. And that SMB IT leaders will need to develop “IT staff skill sets that are both domain specific and consultative.”

Today, SMB’s are increasingly positioned to adopt affordable project management solutions, making it easier to successfully execute projects on time, within budget and within anticipated quality standards.

Source: Why SMBs need to get project management right from the start – CIO