Publisher’s Letter, March
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
In this part of the world, Spring is here, and we are using “spring cleaning” as a metaphor for what we should all be doing, no matter what season it is in your part of the world! Charanya Girish, PMP’s article explores the history of this tradition, and how to execute spring cleaning in both the personal and professional areas of our lives. I know I can really use the valuable information she provides to motivate myself, so I hope you will, too. In addition, we have some great insights into how to clean up crises from Mounir Soudani, PMP and Jean-Roch Houillier, PMP. We hope you won’t ever need their excellent advice, but just in case, keep the article handy!
In addition, we have the next piece from Dr. Harold Kerzner’s series How the Seven Deadly Sins Can Lead to Project Failure, and this month’s topic is a juicy one: Greed. And when I think of what I might be greedy for, it is definitely for your contributions to allPM.com! That’s why we are asking what other “deadly sins” do you think could or should be added to the list, and why? If our editorial team AND Dr. Kerzner like it, you can win one of Dr. Kerzner’s outstanding books. So get busy and start collecting your Project Management Sins for everyone’s benefit!
Along with Spring usually comes sunshine…at least in the northern hemisphere, so we have included a special chapter from the latest book from IIL Publishing called Positive Leadership in Project Management by Frank P. Saladis, PMP, my former Co-Publisher of this newsletter. It is fittingly entitled, “The Future’s So Bright, We Gotta Wear Shades.” Frank, we are proud of your contribution to the field of project management with your wonderful new book, and look forward to excerpting a few more chapters in future editions of allPM Today.
One more invitation to contribute to allPM.com for you all: we are considering starting a new feature which would be called something like Project Management Pleasures to include features like PM Crossword Puzzles (Frank Saladis used to contribute one every month), PM Poetry (we actually published a booklet of these and plan on a book eventually) and any other crazy/fun/funky ideas you can help us come up with. The column would be edited by our Associate Editor of allPM Today, Vanessa Innes.
So all in all, we have some great articles this month, and I hope you enjoy this edition of allPM as much as you enjoy Springtime and cleaning out the cobwebs across both your work and personal life.
Until the next time…
Judy Umlas, Publisher