015 - A Fresh Look at Project Management

What exactly is great, professional project management? Chris draws inspiration from Seth Godin and reevaluates project management as we know it!

Time Stamps

  • 00:48 - CrewXP's Recent Leadership & Team Meetings
  • 03:33 - Episode Intro
  • 04:33 - What Defines Great Project Management?
  • 06:51 - A Project is a Promise
  • 12:01 - Signs of Amateur Hour in Project Management
  • 14:34 - Tyranny of the Urgent
  • 16:14 - What Makes a Good Project Manager?
  • 17:59 - Episode Takeaways
  • 18:48 - Episode Outro

Power Quotes From The Show

  • Really great professional project management is not about saving the day. It's really lining up and having your systems, and processes, and resources in place that you're able to adjust for whatever it is that comes up.
  • 2023 is really all about those blocking and tackling written procedures and behaviors as we move to 2024.
  • A project is a promise. It really is about coordinating the unknowable future events to deliver something of value.
  • The real PM work is in not needing the last-minute save. Isn't that what we're all after? It's just a nice, calm, hassle-free experience. That's the ultimate gift to the client.
  • I think great project management is intentional. It's not just showing up as Superman waiting for the bad thing to happen. It's better than that.


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