I apologize for this site being on hiatus for so long. There’s a hundred excuses but I’m sure none of them sound very good when put down in print so let me just say that I will renew my efforts to keep it up to date. I hope everyone out there had a fantastic holiday season and is looking forward to 2008.
The world of Projects is always interesting and full of highs and lows. I was reminded of the lows on New Year’s Eve when I received a call from an old friend, Mark, who still project manages PeopleSoft implementations for a large consulting firm.
Mark lives in Madison, Wisconsin but his current client is in Raleigh, North Carolina. When I got his call at my home around 9pm on New Year’s Eve we both had a good laugh. He said that he could tell I had a wife and kids because I was home at 9pm on New Year’s. I laughed and said I knew he’s a project manager because he was at his client’s office far away from home on New Year’s Eve!
Often the sacrifices that come from working those crazy times of the year to minimize the daily disruptions of co-workers goes unnoticed. It takes that special breed to want to give up so much personal time to make sure a project runs as smooth as possible.
So lift up your coffee mug to those unsung heroes that toil on while you’re either snug at home watching the re-invention of Dick Clark (is it just me or does Carson Daly really, really look like a young Dick?), or catching a movie like we did (Transformers actually wasn’t as bad as I thought once you give up your grip on reality), and let’s salute the Project Managers (and all those that do the task work under them but do it for double time and a half)!