COVID-19 has presented many new challenges and new opportunities for project management professionals and IT leaders. This panel will address these challenges and identify project management best practices and processes which have been effective in meeting these challenges. The panelists will share specific instances and challenges explaining how Project Cost Management, Time Management, Risk Management, Human Resources Management, and Risk Management have enabled them to manage during the pandemic and as a part of “return-to-work” scenarios. Hearing from these leaders as they accomplish digital transformations for their businesses and organizations will be an opportunity to bridge the gap between research and practice and to establish a dialogue between academic leaders and IT industry leaders which will provide many new questions to come.