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Project Manager and Gus Lobel in Trouble with the Curve
Did you have the opportunity to see the movie Trouble with the Curve?

Can we draw any parallels between the Project Manager with many years of experience and Gus Lobel in Trouble with the Curve?
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You can draw similar parallels with many movies, Luis. What you need to watch for is people--project managers, scouts, etc.-- who are not transparent in their decision-making. If Gus was properly managing stakeholders, he would have explained why the team should not draft Bo at the beginning. Of course, it probably would not have made for as good a movie.
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2 replies by Luis Branco and Vishaura R.
Jan 08, 2022 1:27 PM
Luis Branco
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Dear Stephane
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.
(I haven't seen you around here for a while :-) )

My point was mostly about the importance of technology and data when used by inexperienced people and experience without technology

To what extent can this situation serve as an analogy to the fascinating world of Project Management
Jan 08, 2022 11:31 PM
Vishaura R.
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thks
Jan 07, 2022 12:22 PM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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You can draw similar parallels with many movies, Luis. What you need to watch for is people--project managers, scouts, etc.-- who are not transparent in their decision-making. If Gus was properly managing stakeholders, he would have explained why the team should not draft Bo at the beginning. Of course, it probably would not have made for as good a movie.
Dear Stephane
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.
(I haven't seen you around here for a while :-) )

My point was mostly about the importance of technology and data when used by inexperienced people and experience without technology

To what extent can this situation serve as an analogy to the fascinating world of Project Management
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
Jan 13, 2022 2:56 PM
Stéphane Parent
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Hey Luis! It's good to be back. Transparency remains key, even with technology and data, for both experienced and inexperienced project managers. Hiding or not sharing will always cause mixed expectations from the stakeholders.

Inexperienced project managers may be tempted to rely on tools and data. As we gain experience, we realize that they have their place but that people will always be the most important priority in any work, including project management.
Jan 07, 2022 12:22 PM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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You can draw similar parallels with many movies, Luis. What you need to watch for is people--project managers, scouts, etc.-- who are not transparent in their decision-making. If Gus was properly managing stakeholders, he would have explained why the team should not draft Bo at the beginning. Of course, it probably would not have made for as good a movie.
thks
I have not had the chance to watch the movie. I take this as a recommendation.
Jan 08, 2022 1:27 PM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Stephane
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion.
(I haven't seen you around here for a while :-) )

My point was mostly about the importance of technology and data when used by inexperienced people and experience without technology

To what extent can this situation serve as an analogy to the fascinating world of Project Management
Hey Luis! It's good to be back. Transparency remains key, even with technology and data, for both experienced and inexperienced project managers. Hiding or not sharing will always cause mixed expectations from the stakeholders.

Inexperienced project managers may be tempted to rely on tools and data. As we gain experience, we realize that they have their place but that people will always be the most important priority in any work, including project management.

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