We all need a bit of inspiration or motivation sometimes, especially when faced with challenging interview questions.
Here are five pearls of wisdom. One from a Project Management expert, the others from more unusual sources.
• “The “P” in PM is as much about PEOPLE Management as it is about PROJECT management” - Cornelius Fichtner
• “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it” - Pablo Picasso
• “The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work”- Aga Hasan Abedi
• “The difference between failure and success is the difference between doing something almost right and doing something right” - Benjamin Franklin
• “Without a plan, you’re making it up as you go. If you make it up as you go, it’s the basis of getting it horribly wrong.” - Salman Rushdie
During recent conversations with CIOs and Project Teams about recruitment, I've noticed something of a trend.
Hiring the right IT project talent is hard.
Furthermore, the more complex or larger the project ... the more difficult it becomes. To put some numbers on that, maybe a third of teams handing small projects said recruiting talent was a struggle rising to around nine out of ten for the bigger projects.
This anecdotal evidence has been backed by various polls and surveys over the years and I decided that, as well as listening to the pain points, I would drill down a little and see if there are any trends behind the trend. Having identified some common reasons, I figured, surely some solutions would present themselves.
Here are six.
So you've got an interview coming up for a great new Project Manager role, what questions do you think they will throw at you? It's always daunting, so I’ve compiled 5 great articles that could help you prepare.
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