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.
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.
As I listen to the 7 year old podcast episode (#5) from Cesar Abeid, PMP‘s PM for the Masses, I’m happy to see Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM is still going strong with his PM prep company OSP INTERNATIONAL LLC.
I actually listened to Margaret Maloni 3 weeks ago on the PM for the Masses podcast. While I was expecting to just listen and post, I’ve been hesitating due to a real learning experience that resonated with Margaret’s ideas.
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.
I’ve utilized procrastination for years as a legitimate writing project technique. I know, I know, many people think “procrastination” as a bad habit or some quality to be scrutinized, but in reality it is one of the most useful techniques at tackling difficult tasks.