Friday, May 22, 2009

All I Really Need to Know About Project Management I Learned in Kindergarten

I came across this VERY interesting commentary on Linkedin (compliments of Mark Parrish, IT Project Manager - RN, MBA, PMP), it REALLY makes you think ...

I am interested in gathering project manager perceptions to a different take on Robert Fulghum’s book.

Take any one of those items and extrapolate it and apply it to your job as a project manager and what these statements mean to you. I will post the results for everyone.

These are the things I learned:
• Share everything.
• Play fair.
• Don't hit people.
• Put things back where you found them.
• Clean up your own mess.
• Don't take things that aren't yours.
• Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
• Wash your hands before you eat.
• Flush.
• Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
• Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
• Take a nap every afternoon.
• When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
• Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
• Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
• And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.

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