Friday, January 11, 2013

03: Simple Wisdom

Well the New Year diet and exercise have now kicked in after the excesses of the holiday season. It’s funny how the weight builds up so quickly and takes ages to shed again but it’s all part of the Way.

Project 2013
I’ve finished working right through the text and screen shots now and am doing a thorough check and building the index. It’s funny how you keep spotting something that could be improved just a little, and then one thing leads to another. Of course Microsoft haven’t released Project 2013 Standard yet but I’m assuming for now it will have the same limitations as the previous version.

The Way  
The wise project manager concentrates on making sure the project team have what they need to create the project deliverables and protects them from external interference.  The wise project manager is concerned that the team functions well and that what they do is effective.  This is simple wisdom, for this is the way of the project manager.  

The sage would lead by:  
Emptying people’s minds,  
And filling their stomachs.  

Extracted from “The Way of the Project Manager” by John Carroll (ISBN 978-1481076111), published by CreateSpace and available from Amazon in hard copy and on Amazon Kindle.


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P M Blogger said...

Many thanks for your kind gesture. It is always nice to feel appreciated. All the very best, John.