Steve Cottle

As a trumpet player, I love this Miles Davis analogy. Of the 6-7 discreet roles I've had working with the federal government, I can't think of one that didn't benefit from an understanding of the basics of project management. But when I reflect on this analogy and think about the larger team, it's clear that projects I've worked on have been smoothest when team members have been able to anticipate each other's - and our manager's - needs. A shared understanding of project management fundamentals provides a great foundation for this.