Happy New Year everybody!!
Project Management has lots of draw-backs
- it's difficult, often impossible from the start, you only get noticed if you fail, often you are not really in charge of your team, etc.
So I thought I'd do a positive message this month:
Why PM is good:
Projects are "your own" - you have ownership, a certain amount of autonomy, and you get to finish them.
Feeling of progress towards goals - compared to running processes where they never end, just get harder!
Feeling of completion: projects always have an end.
Feeling of achievement: "We did it"
Never a dull moment (OK, scraping the barrel a bit here. But then again, challenge is good, you know it is).
Transferable skill - you can run a project anywhere once you know about Gantt charts and how to delegate.
Variety of tasks within a project - projects often have lots of variety - technical, financial, people, problem solving, etc.
Experience in commercial, technical, and "people" will be useful for senior management or self-employment later.
So there we are - you're lucky!
welcome to 2005!
PS - start of a new year, here we go round again, same old stuff etc, but then again you might like to ponder "What do I want to be different this year?"
and then, following on from that,
Clearly, if you don't DO anything different then nothing will BE different...
onwards and upwards!
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