Archive for March, 2004
A funny thing has happened to project management in the past few years.
What was once the province of people who were determined to deliver (and resulted in about 50% success) has become the province of people committed to algorithms and formulas (resulting in about 15 –25% success).
People often ask me ‘how can I be sure a project manager will be good?”
Firstly I say there is no surety, we are dealing with people. What I can tell you is how to get the very best chance that the project manager you choose will be successful.
Leadership – it’s a huge topic. There’s almost unlimited commentary and discussion to be found in mainstream media and in specialised industry articles. The subject sparks much interest in our own industry too. Indeed, everywhere I turn there are people at all levels talking about how project managers need to be leaders; to have leadership skills.