I’m sure that what I say here will resonate with some of you, but you may find my opinions and this post a little controversial. I have quoted freely from Pink Floyd and Red Dwarf, but I’m not going to cite them all.
Project managers are more than a bunch of cat herders. Yet, that’s frequently how I hear our role summed up, thanks to the team members, stakeholders, resources, deadlines and general chaos we’re often put in charge of wrangling.
"Your actions speak so loudly I can't hear your words." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In part one of this post, I introduced the management concept VUCA, which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
Traditionally, strategy and strategic alignment are viewed as a deliberate process. An organization’s governing body determines the vision and mission. Then, along with executive management, the governing body crafts a strategy to move the organization toward achieving that vision.
“He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing” - Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray
Early in May social media started buzzing over the tragedy of the “Fyre Festival” in the Bahamas. Scheduled over two weekends in late April and early May, it was billed as a luxury music festival including “yachts, private jets, models, musical acts, and gourmet food”. Tickets for the Fyre festival cost between $1k and $125K.
When talking about Scrum, people often imagine the picture above: framework and its roles, artifacts, and events.
The PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification from the Project Management Institute is well acknowledged among project management professionals and across industries. The exam is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).