Understanding People, Purpose & Process in Project Management
Project Managers spend 90% of their time communicating with their stakeholders.
Plans Made Perfect is devoted to helping Project Managers understand the underlying physiological and sociological triggers for behavior in the high stress environment of today's projects.
Our offerings and discussions integrate information and techniques from a wide variety of practical and academic sources.
President, Plans Made Perfect, LLC
How do you practice your Project Management skills outside of work?
I highly recommend volunteering with a not-for-profit that you are really passionate about. You get to work with interesting people by influencing them rather than directing them. If you are a PMP, then you also get valuable PDUs.
The Tao of Project Management
Watch this space for an announcement of my blog for Project Managers.
Today's economy has forced many people into the job market with basically the same skills and experience. Today's recruiters are inundated with resumes that all look and feel the same.
In the 15 to 30 seconds that a recruiter has to scan your resume, are they going to see a list of skills that are the same as everyone else's, or are they going to get a look at the real you.
Write the "above the fold" piece of the resume as if you were a Rose Princess in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Each princess candidate has 15 seconds to explain why she wants to be a princess and to let her entire personality shine through to a panel of judges -- all with the hope that she will be one of the final seven of the thousand plus young women who are standing in the same line.
You may get the job based on your skills, experience and knowledge -- the cake under the icing, but it is the icing and the attractiveness of your presentation of who you are, why you want a career change and what you do that is special that will get recruiter to see the cake under the icing.