August 2020: President's Message
Project Management Isn't...
LaToshia Norwood, PMP
President, PMI Houston
Project Management Isn't...
...just a strategy that's used at the office. Project management is a methodology that offers an essential toolkit of strategies that can be used for managing real-life projects too.
In just a few short weeks, students and teachers will transition into new and uncharted territory, full-time virtual learning, a real-life project. While some are indifferent about the transition, others are terrified. Teachers will bare the responsibility of planning lessons that fill knowledge gaps, facilitating interactive lessons virtually for students with varied learning styles, capabilities, and in some cases meeting the needs of students with disabilities. Students, on the other hand, will be responsible for managing multiple classes "projects" at home with limitless distractions, which will be impossible to do without a healthy dose of discipline and time management.
Do you know what I'm getting at? I hope you do. It's time for YOU to jump into the game!
I'm glad you asked. Seek opportunities to teach and share project management strategies. What may be second nature or common knowledge for you, will be a game-changer for those who aren't as familiar with project management.
Great question. Virtually of course. Create a FREE Zoom, WebEX or Teams account and you're ready to go.
Yet another great question! Start with your family, friends, neighbors, and church members. Let them know that you're a project management expert and would you'd like to share a few strategies to help them prepare for the upcoming school year.
You're on a roll. There's no better time than NOW. Schools are scheduled to open in the next few weeks, so that gives you ample time to plan, schedule, and launch your FREE project management training.
What's in it for you?
Can you say PDUs? Yes, PMI awards project management professionals (PMPs) with PDUs for teaching and presenting project management strategies.
Are there any resources available?
Yes! There are a ton of FREE resources that are available for download on the PMI Educational Foundation website.
Are you up for the challenge?
I am and I hope you are too! Honestly, I really want to PMI Houston to create a movement. Together we can share the gift of project management. We can become the hub that companies, practitioners, and PMP hopefully rely on. If you're in, post a note in the comments section below. I would love to post and share your story and let the project management community know just how awesome you are.
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"Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society. Why? Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet." - John Lewis