Lesson 1

This is a great time to manage projects. There have never been more opportunities for you to achieve your project goals and make an impact on your world.

If you are like most project managers today, you are overwhelmed with several projects and you have too little time to get it all done. As you struggle with project estimates, budgets, and risks, you engage with team members that bring their personal and professional issues into your world. Your ability to influence and manage these individuals is essential to your success.

Each project has its own unique culture, a world composed of team members’ beliefs, attitudes, values, behavior, and actions. The best project managers are not only aware of their project culture, they shape it. Rather than allowing their environment to define them, purpose driven project managers enter their projects in a predetermined manner.