In recent weeks, I have been trying not to comment on Agile Project Management and Agile Project Manager topics, on LinkedIn and other social media sites. I have been successful in avoiding these discussions, well, most of the time. But Continue reading
In numerous discussions online, even in guides like the PMBOK Guide, there is so much focus on the project rather than the organization and on the project manager rather than organizational project management.
What I mean is Continue reading
We have been hearing about the #PMBOK Guide going Agile for a year now; or more. However, now the new #PMBOK Guide is out, where is #Agile?
This question reminds me of an old Wendy’s commercial about “where is the beef?” Continue reading
I hope this post will not be misunderstood and taken for what it is – sharing a personal career path that started in 1984 in engineering and shifted to project management in 1990 and continuing to today. This is a sample career path and we hope it will inspire others to lead.
Is project management for engineers only?
Is it for engineering and construction projects only?
Or, is it for all aspects of life?
Here is the video.
Then, a post on LinkedIn triggered this post where a person posted his newly achieved certificate claiming that he is now “A Certified Project Manager.” A quick look at his profile on LinkedIn shows that this is a young professional, 3-year out of college, and his experience has been pure engineering; technical roles, not a project management role.
In a recent article, we discussed if the project manager the jack-of-all-trades and the master of NONE. That discussion was due to the numerous online discussions and even publications by “leading” project management associations that cannot make up their mind on what the role of the project manager is.
Did some of the project management associations and organizations screw up the role of the project manager?
Are they (or some of them) making the role of the project manager as the jack-of-all-trades and the master of none?
Or, are some of these organizations confused about the role of the project manager and cannot make up their mind of what this role is about. Continue reading
In the past, we had shared presentations on this blog but only rarely.
Today, we will share a presentation with audio, which is an explanation of who are the project stakeholders that we present in an animated way.
If this works and we get good feedback, we will post more educational content. Therefore, it would be good to hear your feedback.
Click on the picture to open the video (presentation and audio).
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. Continue reading