Project managers can get things done. Project managers can set complex goals, see them through to completion, check them off, and move on to the next one. Project managers have the skills to truly change the world, one work package at a time.
Once I learned good project management and started applying it to my own life, I started achieving more, and truly taking charge of my career. My goal with my website, blog, and podcast is to show project managers that they can apply their valuable skill set to their own lives and careers as well, and achieve outstanding results that will propel their lives forward.
The PM for the Masses Podcast, which is the flagship avenue for my content creation, brings the listener project management concepts and interviews with other professionals in the field of project management who are achieving phenomenal success with their careers and lives. Besides sharing their own expertise with me and the audience, we try to understand the recipe for their success and do what us project managers do best: break their success down into manageable chunks and see how we can take similar steps.
Why Project Management for the Masses Will Help You
If you want to be a better Project Manager by learning from the best professionals in the business, you’re in the right place.
If you would like to become a Project Manager, you’re also in the right place.
If you would like to manage your life better, be more productive, and get more done, you guessed it… You’re in the right place.
Project Management for the Masses brings you:
- Interviews with project management and productivity gurus
- Personal stories of how excellent project managers started their careers
- Tips on how extremely productive people keep up with all their projects and yet are able to be stress-free
- My own experiences as being a “bootstrap” project manager as I continue to grow in accomplishing projects and becoming more productive
My name is Cesar Abeid and I have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. I’m also a certified Project Management Professional and ScrumMaster.
In my heart of hearts, I’m a practitioner. I have a full time job (Technical Account Manager at Automattic).
This website and the content I provide here is just a way for me to share things I’m learning and bring hopefully good conversations I’m having to the rest of the world.
I have learned that the best way to improve your skills is to surround yourself with the right people. Peer pressure works! With the boom of social media, a community of contacts and social networks can be more valuable than books and formal training.
When it comes to Project Management, it is no different. PMI’s PMBOK Guide is a classic example of the result of successful crowd-sourcing. Today there is a thriving PM community online, and by plugging into the right sources we can improve our skills as Project Managers and contribute to our body of knowledge as a profession.
So the first goal of this website is to provide a place for Project Managers to connect, share, and learn.
The second goal is to spread Project Management best practices to a wider public. I have seen in my own life how Project Management can improve not only your professional projects but also your personal ones. And I find that there is a “missing link” between the cubicle and the laundry room. By bringing Project Management ideas “to the rest of us,” we can make use of the extensive PM knowledge available to companies and apply it to everyone.
I hope you enjoy this site and you are welcome to be a contributor. Just drop me a line.
Cesar Abeid, PMP
Project Management for the Masses