Today, we're talking about Project Management as an "Accidental Profession." The fact that despite its proliferation (16 million NEW PM gigs in the last decade!) companies still seem to think of it as a nuisance and a "necessary evil."
What to do to understand how YOUR company views project management and, by extension, project managers is going to be your first step at making your current reality a stepping stone to your long-term career goals.
Oh, and we also check in with our pals at Southwest Airlines because no matter what's going on in your career, at least you're not them.
Some articles from the show:
NY Times: Southwest CEO Bob Jordan on "What Went Wrong."
Business Horizons: Lessons for an Accidental Profession
PMI: The Accidental Project Manager
University of Minnesota Press: Creating a Project Culture
Writer, Host: Chris Thierfelder
Producers: Sarah and Max Warman
Art: Jennie Jacobs
Music: Kevin MacLeod
LinkedIn: A Case of the Mondays
Site: A Case of the Mondays
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