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When in Rome... When most of us hear that, we mentally complete the phrase. "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." It means that you basically try to follow the local customs when travelling or even act like your hosts would in their home when you are visiting across town. Fit in. Act 'normal' for where you are. That's one of those clichés that seems pretty self-explanatory. So much so that we've even taken to excluding the second half...
In the movie "Forrest Gump", the main character played by Tom Hanks tells a lady who is sitting on the busy stop bench with him that his momma always said that life was like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get. This came to mind to me today while dealing with a surprise issue on a project...how a project is also like a box of chocolates. We head into each project engagement with certain expectations.
An Executive Perspective on Project Sponsorship
Over the past decade or so, I have been involved in project work performing a variety of roles. I have led the enterprise PMO and played the role of an executive sponsor; yet there still exists a widespread perception that executives do not do enough to support the delivery of projects. The gap between perception and reality regarding strong executive sponsorship for project work is closing but not fast enough.
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How to Kick Start a Project
By begeland on Wed 15th May 2013
Most wanted characteristic in your PMO Director?
By dhaughey on Wed 15th May 2013
Have you ever used a social media platform for collaboration on a project?
By begeland on Tue 14th May 2013
- Quote: "If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time." - Elbert Hubbard #pmot
- @emadeaziz totally agree : http://t.co/8tpxrTO2bE #pmot #pm
- General Project Management • Re: How to Kick Start a Project http://t.co/Zy6xesJyAz #pm #pmot
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