All of them? None of them? Somewhere in between? This is one of those philosophically challenging and ultimately insoluble questions. In this article, the author attempts to give a meaningful, considered and comprehensive look to all of those answers.
For project management to truly be a gift, we need to rethink how we speak about it, how we present it and how we practice it. We need to present to the world something that they want, that they will appreciate and that they will value.
Project management offices have a largely abysmal record, and are often established in crisis. And organizations are willing to shut them down so quickly, another product of a truth that many don’t acknowledge: Establishing a PMO is a change to the power structure and dynamics of the organization.
Social media is apparently more about helping people find like-minded individuals with whom they can share rants, making the world feel just a little more miserable. Don’t fall into the trap.
We keep positioning agile as an either/or proposition. And we do that in particular when we think about agile as compared to waterfall. There is an assumption that not only is agile different, but that agile has to be different. And that’s a problem.
Many of us are accidental project managers. The real challenge is where we take that. Once we recognize that we are, in fact, a project manager, we need to sort out exactly what we would like the arc of our career to be. Spoiler alert: That can actually be a choice.