The Importance of Project Management: My Q&A with Wrike

The Importance of Project Management: My Q&A with Wrike

For many business professionals, project management is often in the back of their minds. Building business and ROI are two of the top priorities for executives, while project management is generally not on their radar.Most people are unaware that not having a proper work management process in place is actually costing them money

We spoke with Robert Kelly, PMO leader and Managing Partner of Kelly Project Solutions, LLC, about the value of project management and the impact it has on business. We also discussed ways to combat chronic low productivity, the evolution of PM technology, and what he predicts project management will look like in 2020. Read the full interview below:

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a proud father to three wonderful children and a blessed husband to my wife Jasmin, for going on 12 years now. Professionally, I am an accidental project manager who continues to perfect the craft after 15 years. As the co-founder and host of #PMChat on Twitter, I am always collaborating with some of the best minds from around the world on leadership, project management, and other business topics. Lastly, I am a Managing Partner of Kelly Project Solutions, which is a consulting firm that focuses on Project Management and Communications Leadership for small and mediumsized businesses.

2. What are the top issues you face as a PMO leader?

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Project Management Basics Not to be Overlooked

What you may not know is that there is some basic project management knowledge and terminology that is very useful when working with other certified Project Management Professionals. Having some basic project management knowledge is worth it. It might even help you become better organized and lead you to yet another promotion.

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No, a patent does not make your engineer a Project Manager!

I love being a Project Manager!  My wife is always amazed at how much I enjoy Monday’s or how I come home from 9-10hrs of work and start reading about PM best practices.  “Don’t you get enough?’ she asks me.  With this great excitement and appreciation for the PM discipline, also comes great frustration.  The misconceptions as to the value that project management brings to an organization, their role in the organization, and who should lead projects gets me burned up.  There are a lot of great posts on the characteristics of a PM, so this is not going to be a top 10 list of great PM traits (some links below for that).  Instead, I want to discuss the practice of taking a strong developer or engineer and turning them into a PM… “the accidental PM”.

Before I get into my rant, I mean post, here is the video of the week…ever wonder how some folks got their job? Continue reading “No, a patent does not make your engineer a Project Manager!”