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LIFE lessons learned as a PM at NASA - Part 2
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Just posted another LIFE lesson learned. This one was a HARD one to learn. Or at least painful. http://bit.ly/2h9BZrA
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Thanks David
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Anupam, That story, more than just about any other PM work experience affected me the greatest. It was quite an interesting day to have 800 to 1,000 people instantly made at me. And, they were quite vocal about how they didn't like what I had done too.

The vacuum cleaner part is also quite interesting. My wife had no idea who this big guy in Sears that came up and started to talking me. "Who WAS that guy?"

"Do what you think you need to do!"
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Oh, and it occured in Texas, USA where yelling at someone is basically an art form. :)
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Thanks David, good write up. I left a comment there.
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1 reply by David Maynard
Jan 08, 2017 7:19 PM
David Maynard
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Thank you Andrew. I'm looking for a clever way to upload a picture of the "home made" award. I may have to add it to the blog entry. Doesn't look like we can post images in the discussions.
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Thanks David, Such learning comes out after a number of years of experience and very useful for all Project Managers.
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1 reply by David Maynard
Jan 08, 2017 7:20 PM
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Exactly correct Akshay. Like most of us, I didn't start off to be a project manager. It just happened. "Accidental PM." But I had the advantage of a well structured PM organization and I'm forever thankful for that.
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Excellent Article. Thanks for sharing the information.
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Jan 08, 2017 7:49 AM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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Thanks David, good write up. I left a comment there.
Thank you Andrew. I'm looking for a clever way to upload a picture of the "home made" award. I may have to add it to the blog entry. Doesn't look like we can post images in the discussions.
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Jan 08, 2017 8:57 AM
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Thanks David, Such learning comes out after a number of years of experience and very useful for all Project Managers.
Exactly correct Akshay. Like most of us, I didn't start off to be a project manager. It just happened. "Accidental PM." But I had the advantage of a well structured PM organization and I'm forever thankful for that.
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I've added a picture of the handmade award I mentioned in the article. It's rather crude and starting to get "foxing" in one corner. But, I'm not as good shape as I was 37 years ago either.
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Excellent blog posting
Thanks David
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