Project Management

Off the Beaten PM Path

Naomi Caietti, PMP is managing editor of She launched her own consulting company to provide global, on-demand virtual services for clients that need a speaker, author or coach.

Technical competency is not enough in a complex, competitive global marketplace. Project and program managers need leadership and business intelligence skills that support the strategic objectives of their organizations, says Nicholas Errico, author of a field guide that presents a fresh perspective to delivering value.

“Experienced project managers don’t need more tools or processes. They need to understand how subtle differences in behavior can make a huge impact,” says Nicholas Errico, author of the new book Off the Beaten Path: A Project Management Field Guide, due in early 2017.

Errico has led global technology programs and teams for more than 20 years at large companies such has Cisco, IBM Global Services and Computer Associates. A services delivery and strategy expert, Errico’s stories resonant with a wide variety of audiences. Errico speaks at project management and professional services events around the country, and his talks take the “from the field” approach and blend education, humor and storytelling with a “bit” of exaggeration.

Project, program and portfolio managers can always use a fresh point of view, so I chatted with Errico about his book and the real-world strategic and business management perspectives it shares. 

Naomi Caietti: Can you share how the concept of your book came together?


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