Project Management Tattoos That Don’t Wash Off (Part 1)
Isn’t this what we want: Project management processes all team members will be reminded of every time they step into the gym and in front of a mirror to pump iron? Your team members do pump iron, don’t they? They better do something to manage the stress we put them under. Let’s give a genuine shout out to our colleagues who pump iron. They’re trying to make themselves better…doesn’t that indicate a positive attitude?
I don’t have a tattoo. My generation always associated them with sailors who got drunk and drifted into some dank back room where some greasy, twitching derelict gave them a choice of five designs, all some variations of an anchor or a heart with a sweetheart’s name on it. Warning: I swim in the “U.S. Information World” culture. What I share here may not be appropriate to your corner of the world. Read on at your peril…
I am told by the few millennials of my acquaintance that getting a tattoo is an act of meaning. You get “inked” to help you remember something: an idea, a person, an inspiration. The modern-day tattoo is not just the caprice of impulse. They require planning and foresight, maybe even self-reflection. (Sounds like a project, or at least what should go into initiating a project.)
So, if I am a sincere young project management acolyte, aspiring someday to get a PMP
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