PROJECT MANAGEMENT MEETS PUBLIC ENEMY 10 emphatic metaphors to accelerate delivery ɪemphatic [ɪmˈfæt k]adj1. expressed, spoken, or done with emphasis Don Piccinno
Public Enemy were the mostemphatic rap band ever.Today’s Project Manager has tobe the most emphatic projectmanager in the history of projectmanagement. ɪemphatic [ɪmˈfæt k]adj1. expressed, spoken, or done withemphasis2. forceful and positive; definite;direct an emphatic personality3. sharp or clear in form,contour, or outline4. important or significant;stressed the emphatic points inan argument
THE SONG…Don’t Believe The HypeTHE LYRIC…You believe its true, it blows me through the roofTHE LESSON…when your confidence is greater than your ability your project will fail inthe most spectacular fashion. Surround yourself with people who knowtheir shit and will tell you you don’t know shit.
THE SONG…Rebel Without a PauseTHE LYRIC… I guess you know you guess Im just a radicalTHE LESSON…to turn a failing project you cannot use the same thinking that createdthe problem
THE SONG…Your Gonna Get YoursTHE LYRIC… Whos the one some think is great Im that oneTHE LESSON…exude certainty of delivery and certainty on cost without saying anything.
THE SONG…Fight the PowerTHE LYRIC… Yet our best trained, best educated, best equipped, best prepared,refuse to fight. Some might say they prefer to switch.THE LESSON…The status quo will get in the way of your delivery. Empower your team.
THE SONG…Shut em DownTHE LYRIC… Money in it, Corporations owe, Dey gotta give up the dough.THE LESSON…A project with no business case is not worth doing. An emphatic PM willshut it down.
THE SONG…Harder Than You ThinkTHE LYRIC… You don’t stand for something, You fall for anything, Harder than youthink. It’s a beautiful thing.THE LESSON…Obstacles are put in our way to help us become great.
THE SONG…Can’t Truss ITTHE LYRIC… 3 months pass, they brand a label on my ass.THE LESSON…Complex IT never work first time when used for the first time at the pointyour client needs IT most.
THE SONG…He Got GameTHE LYRIC… There’s something happenin here. What it is aint exactly clear.THE LESSON…Listen to those who tell it like it is. They are the difference betweenproject success and failure.
THE SONG…Public Enemy Number OneTHE LYRIC… A time for a crime that I cant find.THE LESSON…Risk is public enemy number one. The greatest risk is the risk youcannot see.
THE SONG…Welcome to the TerrordomeTHE LYRIC… I got so much trouble on my mind. Refuse to lose. Move as a team.Never move alone.THE LESSON….The lyric