Thursday, November 18, 2004

 

Our First Post

© 2004 by Diana Lindstrom, PMP

So I find myself joining the great masses in this adventure called blogging. Using the metaphor of a ship on the high seas, full steam ahead!

If you are in the position of leading a project, no matter what your industry is, then you have a real challenge in front of you. The skill sets that are required to successfully manage a project are multiple. Many people argue that you need to be an expert in your field, as well as an expert in dealing with people. Whew! Not very many people have all those skill sets - unless they've gone out of their way to develop them.

Are you a natural leader? Are you detail-oriented enough to keep the books? Can you manage people who are experts in their jobs? Do you see the "big picture?" How are your public speaking skills? And can you coordinate people, materials, customers, and products so that they all come together at the exact time and place of your choosing?

It's enough to make you pull your hair out! And yet, there are many of us who love doing just this. Everyday is a juggling act. There's never a dull moment!

Stay tuned for more information about what it takes to be a successful project manager. I'm looking forward to our journey!

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