For the last several months I’ve been attempting to rectify what I’ve been told about being a PM and the reality of being a PM. My expectations for daily work has really butted heads with what I actually do. While I’ve become overwhelmed with anxiety because of this, I haven’t been able to pin down the exact issue until I a few nights ago.

Continue Reading Conflicting Values and Project Management

Recently engaged, I have been setting out with my fiance to determine a solid venue for the BIG DAY. Like a good project manager, I had us first determined our deliverables, budget, and task list. I know the difficulty of venue selection. Some places require you use their in-house catering. Some have a minimum drink order. Heck, some have very specific requirements for setup, i.e. “the dj has to go in this one spot”. In any case, we quickly learned who we were going to work with was almost as important as getting the venue we wanted.

Continue Reading Project Management Life Lesson – You Set the Tone for the Project

Last week I took a listen to Cesar Abeid‘s PM for the Masses Podcast episode 3 a with David Allen, author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Sure, the post is from 2013, but I’m a relatively new Project Manager and listening to the podcast has already revealed positive results.

Continue Reading Reflection of being a PM – David Allen on Getting Things Done