The End of Job Descriptions and the Rise of Project Roles

February 25, 2020 • Webinar Recap

The speed of change witnessed in the past decade has radically affected the way we organize and manage our companies and work. Many traditional activities will soon be carried out by AI. In this new landscape, projects are becoming an essential model to create value. In short, we are witnessing the rise of the project economy.

What are the critical skills needed to transform and thrive in the new digital and project driven economy? Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, Director Head of Project Management at GSK shared 4 important questions to ask yourself before starting a project, common mistakes, and why it’s important to focus on successful projects as well as the unsuccessful ones. Members questions addressed project-based comp, assessing project team talent and systems that enable (and/or hinder) project teams. See Antonio's bio below.

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Hosted by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, Director Head of Project Management at GSK

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the world's leading champion of project management and strategy implementation. He is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose, or the Project Manifesto; which argues that projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.

Nieto-Rodriguez has been nominated "thinker of the month" by the prestigious Thinkers50, who recognises the most influential management and leadership thinkers in the world. His work focuses on advising senior leaders on how to lead transformational change; implement strategic initiatives; build high-performing teams; work across silos and become a learning organization; all essential elements to create a healthy and vibrant culture that accelerates the execution of your strategy.

He is the author of the best-selling book "The Focused Organization" and has been a professor for the past decade in leading business schools, including Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay Business School, Vlerick, and Skolkovo.

Nieto-Rodriguez is Director of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines and chair of the Project Management Institute.

Previously he worked as Head of Transversal Portfolio Management at BNP Paribas Fortis for the Executive Board, where he developed and implemented a company-wide project selection and prioritisation process. He was head of Post-Merger Integration at Fortis Bank, leading the largest takeover in financial service history: the acquisition of ABN AMRO. He also worked for 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, becoming the global lead practitioner for project management.

Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States, Nieto-Rodriguez has an MBA from London Business School, currently pursuing a PhD in Strategy and is fluent in five languages.

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