By Andrea Brockmeier, PMP, Vicki James, PMP, CBAP, Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM, and Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP, Watermark Learning, Inc.

2014The close of one year tends to encourage us to reflect on what has occurred in business analysis and project management during the past year and think about future trends. To summarize the trends we saw in 2013, the need for project managers and business analysts to be trusted advisors and to influence stakeholders, whether on an Agile or more traditional project, has not disappeared. The same can be said for the demands to balance distributed teams’ needs for efficient and effective communication tools with organizations’ needs for consistency and security. As we reflect on the past, we thought it might be interesting to review some of the trends we’ve seen over the last five years and when we spotted them as trends. Read about our past trends here.

Here are the seven new trends we see in the Project Management and Business Analysis fields for 2014.

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