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I've been covering project management for nearly three years now. I've learned many things about scope creep and schedules and budgets. I know intimate details of some of the world's most extravagant projects (usually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates) as well as some of more mundane ones--both types equally important to their stakeholders, of course.

What I've also come to learn is the ways project management can be implemented into everyday life. Whether it's planning a party or publishing a magazine, life sure can be made easier with a project plan.

Here at PM Network, our project manager has the title of managing editor. He builds and monitors the schedules, prioritizes work and makes sure all members of the team are communicating any problems that may delay our final delivery. It's a role that takes patience, for sure, because in the world of publishing something inevitably always comes up.

You don't always have to have the title "project manager" to use project management to deliver value.
Posted by Kelley Hunsberger on: September 18, 2008 10:18 AM | Permalink

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Prakash
Hi Kelley, How true. One of the most common myths associated with project management is that one has to have the title of "project manager" to do project management related work. Some guys I met even thought that a person who creates and manages schedules through microsoft project is a project manager. It would be great if someone can come with a list of project management myth busters (just like they do in discovery channel where they air common myths in each profession. Your posts are thought provoking. Keep writing more.

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