Happy Halloween - a special edition of The Lifelong Project podcast... it's spooky!
I’m a vampire and I’m your manager. I'd rather drink your blood than coffee. Your job sucks because you work for me. For years I’ve owned you, controlled you, and made your life miserable, but not anymore. I’m retiring and I’m sharing some secrets that just might get me killed. I don’t care – I’m dead already.
Vampires rule over corporate fiefdoms and control workers by the minute. You know you’re working for a vampire when your manager doesn’t care about your goals, your family life, and the misery you endure just to do your job. If you hate your job because of your manager, your coworkers, or because you can’t afford to quit you’re probably working for a vampire.
My book, Vampire Management, is on Amazon.
In this week's episode I'll discuss the value in gathering requirements for your projects and for your life. Requirements tell us what we need to achieve, what we must achieve, for the project to be successful.
In this episode we'll discuss the unexpected changes in life and in projects, the whole point of the Lifelong Project, and you doing more than you believe possible. You can pass the PMP, earn the new certification, or accomplish whatever goals you set out to achieve.
If you want to pass the PMP exam, you'll first need to qualify for the exam and then create a plan for how you'll pass the test. Let's get that part straight right away: Your goal is pass the test. Your goal is not to take the test. Your goal is not to get a perfect score. Your goal is simply to pass the test.
You're a project manager. If you were assigned a project to build a condo, develop new software, upgrade a network, or any other possible task, you'd need to create a project management plan. You'd identify all of the requirements for the project and then map a way to achieve the goals of the project customer. Why should your effort to pass the PMP exam be any different?
If you want to be appear professional, in control, and as a leader in your projects don't freak out when things go wrong.
Projects are uncertain - things will go wrong, just as things happen in all projects, in businesses, and even in life. We can't always control what will happen, but we can control how we react.
Keep moving forward! If you've taken one of my online classes you know that I like to say "keep moving forward."
But why? What's the deal with that line and why do I say it so often. There's more to the story than you moving onto the next lecture. In this podcast, I'll share the story behind the line.