Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video On blind spots, part of Insights from a Project Manager.
I don't know if most project managers have this,…but certainly a lot of project managers have this.…We get involved, and most people come to project management from some expertise.…They're either people that are involved in construction, or they're technologists, or…they're chemists, or whatever the case may be, they have a technical expertise.…The vast majority of projects are business projects…disguised as technology projects.…You're ultimately changing a business, in most cases.…
You're ultimately giving people a different capability.…And to think that a project is a…technical project instead of a business project, I think,…is the mistake, or blind spot as you've…called it, that a lot of project managers make.…Yes, the technology is important. Yes, we want to get this right.…And you have a lot of compliance…things and some legal environments or government…environments that you have to comply with.…But ultimately, in the end, there are people…at the front end that have a capability,…and there are people that're going to have to…
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