Friday, October 11, 2013

36: Subtle Insight

Just heard from my publisher at the Frankfurt Book Fair, there does seem to be sufficient interest in Project Program and Portfolio Management (P3M) so that’s my next project up and running again.

As we get further into a project it is not unusual to find out that we don’t have enough human resources or budget to achieve everything that we would like to accomplish.  A poor project manager might try and push the team to achieve more that they are capable of and they will probably fail.  A wise project manager will work out the available options and take them to the business for a decision on which to take.  

The Way  
The wise project manager knows that if he wishes to prosper he needs to be generous.  Pushy, bullying project managers often have disastrous projects.  As they say: be nice to people on the way up as you are likely to meet them again on the way back down.  The quiet project manager will be successful.

Strength ensured,   
Weakening may be considered.  
Prosperity ensured,  
Ruin may be considered.  
Possession ensured,  
Theft may be considered.  

This might be called a subtle insight.  
Weakness conquers strength.  
And a country’s weapons,  
Should be hidden from the people.  

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

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