I don’t think I have ever fit well into PMI pants or the Microsoft t-shirt. I have always thought PMI, with its lists, inputs, outputs, certification ribbons and…has been, well, not always very exciting.
Once at the PMI conference in Houston, I was staying in the Four Seasons next to the convention center where we were running a development program in parallel. I jumped in a cab outside the hotel to meet some people for dinner and the driver asked, “You with the conference?” With some hesitation, because of the way he asked the question, I said, “Yes.” “What is with these people?” he asked. It was a rhetorical question. I smiled in reply.
When I think about Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project Server, given the price, given the fact that it is a 100s of millions of dollars in annual sales product line, given the longevity as the owner of the market, should be a heck of a lot more… We shouldn’t have to wrestle – when we sit in front of it, it should…
Both PMI/Microsoft make my backpack heavier. Neither motivate me to be in the project management world.
With over 700,000 PMP certified PMI devotees and millions of MSP and Project Server users – I have to be the exception.
Tom Peters inspires me.
We all work on projects. What if…?
I was just updating our generic PM process. This quote reminded me of how little I think about lavishing credit on anyone and everyone who helped me the least bit.
This idea is worth contemplating. Likely it will change the way we close our projects.