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Why the Sheepdog Analogy?

A Project Manager is a necessary evil. Why? Well, the PM doesn't produce anything - write code, lay concrete or whatever. However, don't have one and see what happens!

Always telegraph your Punches as a Project Manager

Sometimes as a Project Manager you need to throw a "Project Manager punch" but not a literal one please!

Isaac Newton's contribution to Project Management

Newton's laws, especially his first law of motion, should be as important to a Project Manager as it is to a Physicist. Why?

O Sponsor, Sponsor! wherefore art thou Sponsor?

You are given a project to run. Amongst your early questions should be, "who is the Sponsor?"

Always remember the Human side

It is very easy to get hung up in the technical and management side of Projects and forget that they need to be delivered by human teams. So "Always remember the human side" is the key phrase!

Why writing a Project Status Report is not a chore

I've met several Project Managers who view writing any Project status report as a chore. I think the opposite.

Planning is the key Project Management discipline

I have been asked a few times, "What are the top xx things to focus in on as a Project Manager? If pressed, I always fall back to Planning

Friday, 3 March 2017

Project Management Manual in Proverb Cartoons

Project Management manuals can be somewhat dry reading. Even the Better Sheepdog site has many many paragraphs! 

For those that like things really simple but visual, this is a manual for Project Management in Proverb Cartoons with only a few words of comment to augment the cartoons but the possibility to link to the full article and Proverb details. 

Remember that Pictures, Humour and Proverbs can also aid memory retention

They are broadly broken down by the 3 Main Better Sheepdog Project Management Processes with a page for other aspects:


  1. DEFINE process
  2. DO Process
  3. CLOSE Process
  4. Other e.g. PM Behaviours










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