Head-First-PMP - Chapter 2: Organizations, constraints, and projects

Organization Magnets

Functional organization

  • PMs spend half their time doing admin tasks.
  • Project managers need to clear major decisions with department managers.
  • Pms don’t set the budget.

    Projectized organization

  • Teams are organized around projects.
  • Project managers choose the team members, and release them when the project is over.
  • Project managers estimate and tract budget and schedule.

Head-First-PMP - Chapter 1: Introduction

Project managers focus on to get better at their jobs

  • Knowledge
  • Performance
  • Personal skills

    Portfolio, Program, Project

  • A portfolio is a group of projects or programs that are linked together by a business goal.
  • A program is a group of projects that are closely linked, to the point where managing them together provides some benefit.
  • A project is any work that produces a specific result and is temporary.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's letter

June 17, 2018
11:57 p.m.

I was dismayed to learn this weekend about a Tesla employee who had conducted quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations. This included making direct code changes to the Tesla Manufacturing Operating System under false usernames and exporting large amounts of highly sensitive Tesla data to unknown third parties.