“Project management will become a recognized profession when jokes are made about the practitioners.” IPMA

I am not certain I have ever felt project management was profession, rather than being more of a set of management skills, but many people these days do refer to themselves as project managers when you ask them what they do for a living. I guess that suggests to me that it might well be a profession. Dilbert cartoons set the…

[At the end of the project.] Lavish credit on anyone and everyone who helped you the least bit. – Tom Peters

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…

“The P in PM is as much about ‘people management’ as it is about ‘project management’.” -– Cornelius Fichtner

I don’t know Mr. Fichtner, I think he is a PMI/PMP blogger, but I like his quote a lot. Project management is mostly about people management, and maybe even more about team selection. I don’t know how many people I have trained in project management over the last 30 years, 1000s, or the number of organizations and companies i have worked at…