A New Archetype for Project Managers
Projects are easy The Fantasy World Projects Are Easy Managing a project is easy – get the charter signed (or not), draft (or copy) your project plan, meet your team, host some meetings (don’t forget your meeting minutes), develop an awesome, immutable schedule, ensure a quality focus, and send out some reports indicating how well […]
The “project wizard” is proposal for a new archetype to guide your outlook on project management; an approach that requires perception, personality, agility, and a longer term view. The archetype is based on a beloved character from literature (and movies) who managed: international projects with Stakeholders from all levels of organizations; enjoyed a good smoke […]
Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to a lively presentation at Innovation Across Disciplines at Penn State. Slides can be downloaded here: Lessons From The Wizard. Next up: ProjectSummit/BusinessAnalystWorld – Washington 2019 from April 29 – May 1, 2019 at the Crystal City DoubleTree LINK
Project Managers need to be good at a lot of things; the most important being: prepared and hard-working. The best athletes in the world combine the same characteristics.
Future Forward, the PM Summit/BA World Conference starts Monday, 29 April and runs through Wednesday, 1 May. My slides from my Monday morning session can be downloaded here (PMSummit_April2019_Lessons From The Wizard_SBarnes). This is an encore presentation of the State College event in November, 2018 with additional details about how The Wizard handles Stakeholder issues.
“I’m looking for someone to share an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone. -Gandalf, The Hobbit Gandalf uttered the introductory quote to Bilbo one quiet morning, “when there was less noise and more green.” Notice the key words: “share” and “adventure” – as in, “we are going to do […]