Can project management be considered a passion or knowledge area?

A couple of days ago, I posted a message on Facebook and later via this blog site on conflicting emotions related to project management.

On Facebook, a friend and ex-intern wrote the following response to my post: 

No need to be passionate about project management, it is only a subject of knowledge. What one could be passionate about are ‘Values’ one lives with to contribute to one and all. In this process you would use different concepts/tools like project management, risk management, quality management, etc which just keep evolving as we move forward with time.”

Mounir-Ajam-SUKAD-Co-FounderMy response was:

“Project management for people like me is not just a subject of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. It is also related to values, at least in my world, where one can use project management skills for things like sustainable development; community development; non-profit; enhancing the skills of children; etc.”

It is also related to values, at least in my world, where one can use project management skills for things like sustainable development; community development; non-profit; enhancing the skills of children; etc.”

Once again, for me, project management is one of my two professionals passions. The second one is community (community service, community development, volunteering, youth leadership). Throughout my career, I have tried to balance those needs and use them for the betterment of the profession, community, nation, and of course personal growth.

We even go beyond the personal; at SUKAD, the company I co-founded and lead, our vision statement is “Project Management for All Aspects of Life“.

Values – are concepts that must be applied and dependent upon in life. Project management offer me the skills that help me apply what I believe in – my cause(s) because I truly believe that life with a cause is a life not worth living.

What is your passion?

Have you discovered it yet or still searching?

Is (professional) passion important for you?

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About Mounir Ajam

A Project Management thought leader, who believes that project management touches all people, in all aspects of life; personal and professional.Initiated and led the formation of SUKAD Corp to develop the Uruk PPM Platform.An advocate of real-world, practical and applied project management.Champion of adaptive project management, tailored methods, and organizational project management.Available anywhere in the world to advise executives and organizations on the strategic value of project management. Ready to help organizations build and sustain the Project Management Function and the capacity to lead projects successfully.