|This is an ironic
newsletter – we like to have fun|
Why a newsletter on misfits? The idea came to us in Lugano on a Sunday
afternoon: we were thinking about a seminar we had attended the week
before in another country, and we were laughing at the “visible project
management” (something involving plenty of multi-colored post-its, some
Japanese words and a lot of boards – but no seats, not even stools) which
had even been called a methodology.
Because of a strange coincidence, the evening before we had been writing
an introduction to project management; to our own surprise, part of that
introduction had to be dedicated to de-mithing some “conventional wisdom”
is really a strange world that in which one has to de-mith something to
explain what Project Management is. At any rate, this is how things are
and probably one of the main reasons why project management is often
unknown or, worse, misunderstood.
You see, the problem here is that one does not need to be a
Project Manager to be a project manager: a doctor must be qualified; so
must an engineer, an accountant, a teacher and so on.
What’s better than saying you are a project manager and maybe even propose
your own “solution”? You could even end up making some money, especially
in these times of crisis. The only problem is you are not a
You know, there is nothing unethical in not being a
Project Manager; after all, some good project managers are not
is it ok to go around and pontificate?
And mind, sometimes there are even some
project managers who have some “wonderful” ideas.
We were thinking
about this and laughing at modern fads, when we realized another reason
why project management is misunderstood is “misfits of project
So, this is where,
how and why this newsletter was born. Welcome to “Misfits of project
“Misfits of project
management” is free and can be freely forwarded: some healthy fun is
necessary in these modern times.
Being an ironic
newsletter, it reflects only ideas. “Answers” or assertions that are not
between inverted commas [‘….’] are not to be considered as “true” answers or
assertions: that is only a way to express ironically what is perceived.
We make use of another
set of inverted commas [“….”]: those are no quotations at all, just a
literary device of ours to make concepts clearer.
If you desire to
contribute with your experiences or ideas, please drop us an e-mail at
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