Search for project management training on Google and you’ll find lots of courses on the topic. Many refer to APMP, MSP, PRINCE2 or even agile project management.
What most have in common is an emphasis on project management accreditation, project planning, risk management, reporting progress, controlling change, managing and escalating issues and suchlike. Now these things are important. They are the requisite skills of the competent project manager.
But they don’t guarantee success!
The Balcony and the Dance Floor
Knowing how the environment is pulling your strings and playing you is critical to making responsive rather than reactive moves. – Ronald Heifetz
Want to read more? Then visit A Girl’s Guide to Project Management and read the complete article by Martin Webster. You’ll learn that project management is tough. And, you’ll learn why the project manager needs to spend time on the balcony and the dance floor.
Creative Commons image courtesy John Roling.