PofE 088: Are You More Like A Project or Portfolio Manager?

Project Managers are like: A Music Conductor of a small ensemble - they coordinate with all the players to deliver a solid performance.

Portfolio Manager are like: An NFL Scout - Reviewing, finding and selecting the right mix of players to give the team a winning chance to make it to the Super Bowl.

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What is your approach to your portfolio? Depending on your mindset, you may be more adept at certain management tasks over others.

The way a business owner approaches their options can make a tremendous difference in the long-term. Gerald Leonard describes two specific mindsets when it comes to pursuing the perfect structure for your business approach. He lists them as portfolio managers and project managers. Both of these roles can have different results, but ultimately it is through the union between the two that professionals are able to achieve the most. By understanding the differences in these two mindsets, anybody has the opportunity to succeed and achieve more.

 

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PofE084:Different Music, Different Projects

What does playing different types of Basses have in common with Critical Path, Agile and Critical Chain Project Methodologies?

 

Different Basses: Methodologies for Project Development

Bigstock-Double-Bass-70056889Just like different types of basses have different purposes, different project development methods serve different purposes.

When you’re playing the bass, you learn the mechanics, the styles, and the functions of the instrument and the sound. The German full-bodied upright, the electric upright, and the bass guitar all have that depth of sound that's signature to the instrument. Each one is meant for a different purpose, but they all serve the same general purpose of music. In this way, projects and project methodologies are similar to the bass.

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