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The Most Important Project

Posted on | March 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some project managers want to work on the most important projects, some do not want to and others don’t care either way. The first ones like visibility, the second ones prefer not to be the center of attention and the others, again, don’t care either way. What makes a project “the most important project”?

Obviously, the organization decides the level of importance for each of the projects based on the value they will provide to the organization. Therefore, some projects will be more important than others, and only one, or maybe a handful, will be the most important at a given time.

But, don’t worry if you wanted to work on one of those very important projects and you did not get any this time. Find out the reasons why you didn’t get any (not why someone else got it, you really don’t need to know that and it is not that important) and make the project you did get the most important one. Yes, you can do that!

I always say that the projects I am working on are the most important ones, regardless of whether they are important to the organization or not. Make them important. Create a project plan, follow the established methodology and ensure everybody knows about your projects. When you talk about your projects do it with passion as if they were indeed the most important projects in the organization. They should and must be important to you if you want these projects to be successful.

Your boss and everyone will notice and I can almost assure you that, next time, the most important project in the organization will come to you without asking. The bottom line is that the most important project is always the one you are working on. Don’t you think so…? Well, I do.

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One Response to “The Most Important Project”

  1. Johnelle
    January 26th, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    An answer from an expert! Thanks for contributing.

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