Project managers are the next-generation leaders

As we move away from the Command-Control hierachy to Enterprise 2.0, the role of CXOs will change from authority to inquiry and alignment. This role will require next-generation leadership skills of building networks and collaboration, something that project managers have already been doing…for decades. […]

I keep having the same conversation over and over again...

The work of the Project Manager is technology independent. Substitute whatever technical jargon you’d like, the conversations that Project Managers will have with their team members will always be the same. As Project Managers, we focus on schedule, cost, budget, risk, quality, customer, scope or anything else in the nine knowledge areas of the Initiating, Planning, Controlling, Executing and Closing process groups that compose Project Management. […]

If Kent Nagano doesn’t play violin, then why should a Project Manager be technical?

So many organizations, even other Project Managers, expect the Project Manager to “be technical”. Yet this is as preposterous as the symphony orchestra conductor stopping in the middle of the concert to play the violin. […]