I was reading earlier an article in the PM Network issue this month, that quotes Mr Mark Langley, Project Management Institute – PMI President, challenging audience to become “Project Executives” not only Project Managers. This really clicked for me and I think he hit the need right on. We need a level of project management competency that ensures leadership at the BUSINESS level of the project. This is how I understood Langley’s comments and this is the need that I see on the ground.
If one looks at what the organizations consider as the best project managers, they are are those who:
- Understand the Project Management Knowledge
- Know how it is applied
- And most importantly know how to masterfully apply it or lead a project management team that applies it in a business setup.