Tag: PMI

When things go bad…

Projects don’t always always go well – at least for most of us. Often the reasons why are outside out control, sometimes we are directly responsible. #PMI does’t provide a good compass for us, give the organization’s weak treatment of human and organizational psychology in the PMBOK Guide. “Weak” being an understatement. But resilience is one of these things we…

“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 price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. ~ Meister Eckhart

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. ~ Meister Eckhart

A mystic theologian seems a rather odd person to quote for a project management blog. Especially a philosopher/theologian who lived before the Reformation of the 16th century and the Enlightenment a century or two later, when Rational Thinking became central to work and life.