Project Management Is A Contact Sport

Project Management Is A Contact Sport

It’s the kind of pithy saying one invents in an attempt to make an observation about the world witty for those who already understand and fascinating for those who don’t.

This does not change the underlying truth of the mataphor. Successful project management is hard to do well. So are most contact sports. Players sometimes need to play pretty diry in order to win (or at least extract their pound of flesh on the way to defeat), so do project managers. If nothing else, you know you’re going to get knocked on your ass at least once in a contact sport. While it’s less true litterally, it’s just as true psychologically as a project manager.


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