Lion Tamer or Cat Herder?

When it comes to being a project manager are you a lion tamer or a cat herder? OK, I’ll admit the title is a bit cheesy but I’m trying to make a light hearted point about a serious topic. Are you ...

Outputs versus Outcomes

One of the greatest challenges we face as project managers is a focus on outputs over outcomes. Generally, projects are initiated to deal with a particular outcome. A problem or opportunity has been i...

Stop Reinventing the Wheel

Why do people insist on making the same mistakes over and over again? Why do project managers not take the time to learn from the experience of others and also to record their own experiences for the ...

Project Management is Everywhere and for Everyone

I was recently at lunch with a colleague who remarked that project management skills should be taught to everyone as most people use some of the required skills in their jobs. Rather than considering ...