By Jerry Giltenane
I was recently following the launch of the upcoming women’s rugby world cup that is just about to start here in Ireland, when I noticed that main image above was posted on Twitter by Anna Richards (legendary former black fern) on the shortest (Mak Ho Yen of Hong Kong) and the tallest player (Ireland's Marie Reilly) in the tournament to make the point that traditionally the game of Rugby was considered a game for all shapes and sizes !
It got me thinking about project management in general and in particular about our own celebration of the strength of project management in Ireland, the upcoming inaugural Irish PMI Chapter Project Awards. When setting up the awards we deliberated ensured that the awards categories catered for the many different types of roles that exist to ensure the projects get delivered!
Many people often think of just project managers when it comes to project management, the reality of course is that it takes many roles to deliver any project and each one is key to the overall success. Roles such as Business Analysis, Testing, Procurement to mention just a few are just as critical to the success of any project as the traditional project manager roles. Therefore, for instance in the Project Professional of the year award we encourage applicants form such roles and we wish to ensure that such skills and roles are correctly acknowledged and celebrated. We also have kept our awards open to all and not just members of the PMI as we do recognise the board church that is project management that exists throughout the country
For more details on National Project Awards visit projectawards.ie or drop me a line.