Take a journey through the world of projects. If you’ve learned about project management in the classroom then the real world of projects is going to be quite an eye opener. There will be monsters against which you are defenceless. There will be seemingly insurmountable obstacles and your career will hinge on your capacity to deliver in this environment. So what’s wrong with the way we teach project management now? How should it be taught? What are we doing wrong? The dollars at stake are in the scale of the national debt. It’s time to start looking at project management from a different angle.
About the Author
Robin Vysma became an IT professional graduating from the Queensland University of Technology in August 1988. He served as a developer for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as the IT manager, for the Defence Security Branch in Canberra and as the manager of the Eastern Regional Information Centre, which he established for St John of God Health Care, in Ballarat. Robin holds a Master of Technology (Computing) from Swinburne, a certificate in management from The Australian Institute of Management and a Cert IV in Workplace Assessment and Training. He has had formal training in project management from AIM and with the Thomsett company through the Australian Computer Society. He has overseen a number of multi-million dollar IT projects in the health and defence industries with an enviable record for success.