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You Know You are the “Knighted” Project Manager When ….

With the widespread recognition of Project Management as a valuable corporate core competency, the current economic client, and the continued challenges of doing more with less, I continue to observe more and more project managers that have been bestowed the title (either by themselves or their managers) without the proper support and training to truly fulfill the role in a way that will help them and their organizations succeed. Here are the top 10 ways you might determine if you have been put in this position:

10. You feel you are spending more times in meetings than doing anything else
  9.  You don’t know what PMP® or CAPM® stand for
  8.  You believe the primary responsibility of the project manager is to produce a Gantt chart
  7.  You believe senior executives will read your Gantt chart
  6.  You have a copy of the MS Project documentation, but not a PMBOK® Guide
  5.  You have trouble balancing your checkbook let alone a budget
  4.  You believe that “managing by influence” includes financial payments
  3.  Your status reports contain nothing but issues
  2.  You don’t know that there are ANSI and ISO standard for the practice of project management
  1.  You aren’t aware there is an organization with more than half a million stakeholders serving an estimated market of 19M project management practitioners worldwide

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