This article is a follow-up on two prior posts that we published recently. It is also in response to various online exchanges on the topic of Accidental Project Manager. The previous articles were:
If you read our last article and you are reading this article now good news and welcome back to a fun article. So, are you an accidental project manager?
In the last article we talked about the accidental project manager and we explained that the term is not offensive at all; if it was offensive, my project manager would have fired me a long time ago (imagine a funny face). She actually edited and approved this article. However, only after a lecture on my house duties with one task at a time. You will understand when you finish reading. Continue reading
Are you an accidental project manager? I hope that no one gets offended by this term since the use of this term in our view is not offensive at all, rather it reflects a common reality. It is for those non-project managers who are asked and expected to manage projects.
However, if anyone objects to the term, we truly apologize in advance and humbly ask you to read on and you might find out that our intentions are good. Continue reading
A while back a colleague and client asked me “how can we differentiate between task and project?” For many, that may seem like a simple question but is it? Why the confusion?
Project management is a serious business but it does not hurt to have some fun with this interesting domain. In this first official post, we decided to play on words and learn the language of the living dead that – some of us – use from time to time. Today’s topic, the dark side of project management terminology. Continue reading