When I need to think outside the box and my Creative Whack Pack isn’t handy, I do some word association. Today’s association was inspired by my home (it’s quite chilly here today): why these things in my home are like a project management office.
Oven: warms people up to the value of managing projects successfully.
Paella: takes some time to prepare, but the results are worth it.
Home: a gathering place.
Floor: strong; provides a solid foundation.
Taxes: you dread it at first, then get used to it.
Bed: supports essential functions.
Suit: fits you like a glove; tailor-made.
Haircut: the first day is the hardest.
Bracelet: decorates; circles stakeholders with support.
Vase: holds beautiful things.
Safe: stores valuable experience.
Bottle: captures fluidity.
Phone: improves communication.
Recipe: guides the creation of consistent (but not identical) results; can be customized.
Straw: slows the uptake, yet the entire beverage can be fully consumed.
Purse: captures and transports experience in an accessible way.
Television: shares information, sometimes in an entertaining way.
Desk: supports the application of information.
Chair: can be arranged in many ways.
Lamp: sheds light on best practices.
What items in your home can be associated with a PMO?