Bryan Conway JD, PMP replied to the topic If Project Management is Common Sense, Then Why Do 70% of Projects Fail? in the forum Program and Project Management 7 years, 7 months ago
Admittedly, a portion of my thousands of project management hours that I documented to qualify to sit for the PMP were not necessarily spent engaging in “best practices”! But I would like to think there was continuous improvement that culminated in a stricter adherence to a PMBOK oriented doctrine of PM. I agree, Daniel, it comes from building a broad project management skillset that largely results from experience. Therefore (please forgive me for referring to myself in the 3rd person), PM Bryan version 2012 has a lot more “common sense” than PM Bryan v. 1996!
I like the diet analogy. I would also offer a comparison to driving. It is common sense: steering wheel, pedals, turn signals, traffic lights, etc. – why would anyone need to go to driver’s training? And is there a difference in skill between a newly licensed high school kid and a driver that has been licensed for 10-20 years or a driver that has had advanced driver’s courses?
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