Driving innovation and unlocking success


through project management developments



By Andrew Conway

Chief Technology Officer, Xergy

United Kingdom

The need for effective project management software is no secret, regardless of the sector. The challenge for businesses comes in identifying the right tools for the job, and then implementing them effectively.

With 77% of high performing projects using digital tools to enhance the business activity completion[1], and 37% of project portfolio managers reporting that digital transformation is the biggest priority for their business in 2024[2], the incentive to implement this type of software is clear. However, there is still a long way to go before technologies that can better enhance project performance are fully embraced.

A diverse work landscape

Digital project management can mean many things to different people; it often depends on in which sector it is being applied and the project requirements. For example, one company might prioritise tendering for new activities if they have a high project turnover, others might be focused on ensuring they have the right people for the job, and some may need a different system for keeping track of their finances.

With workplaces becoming ever more global, and work from home policies still the norm for many organisations, having a digital system that improves workflows, without requiring face-to-face meetings, can also support enhanced operations.  In 2023 it was found that only 14% of project teams are working from one centralised location.[3] In addition, 58% of project managers work remotely,[4] a trend which has continued into 2024. [5] This means that utilising a system that is accessed and implemented remotely, to improve project roadmaps, is an essential part of the modern working world.

The role of people in this digital space

People are at the heart of digital innovations. It’s been a passion of mine to work closely with my team, as well as external clients, to provide a supportive and uplifting environment and improve workplace practices. From an internal standpoint, management of people has been an integral part of my career, working alongside many different individuals to achieve the best results for our customers.


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How to cite this work: Conway, A. (2024).  Driving innovation and unlocking success through project management developments, advisory, PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue VI, June.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/pmwj142-Jun2024-Conway-driving-innovation-unlocking-success-2.pdf

About the Author

Andrew Conway

Aberdeen, Scotland


Andrew Conway is Chief Technical Officer at Xergy and leads on development and delivery of its innovative Proteus project management software. He is an award-winning digital professional with over 10 years’ experience of developing complex conceptual projects. He regularly supports businesses on project specific areas, including application development, cloud architecture, business strategy and product design across diverse industries including energy, finance, and sport.

Throughout his career, Andrew has advised numerous organisations including Rangers Football Club, SSE, Virgin Money, St Andrews Links, The Open (R&A), Dundee City Council and Dundee Football Club on their digital requirements and supporting commercial success through his technical and creative expertise.

To learn about Xergy, go to https://xergy.com/xergy/

For information about Proteus, visit https://xergy.com/

To reach the team at Xergy directly, email requests@xergy.com

[1] https://xergy.com/proteus-blog/project-management-in-2024/
[2] https://xergy.com/proteus-blog/project-management-in-2024/
[3] https://xergy.com/proteus-blog/project-management-in-2023/
[4] https://xergy.com/proteus-blog/project-management-in-2023/
[5] https://xergy.com/proteus-blog/project-management-in-2024/