The Art of Project Management: Expert advice from experienced project managers in Silicon Valley, and around the world
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About Us

The Silicon Valley Project Management Blog is sponsored by UCSC Extension Silicon Valley, a worldwide center of project management thought leadership, best practices, discussion and training. Our blog enables project managers and team leaders to improve their effectiveness as PMs by providing a forum for sharing wisdom, experience and insight around the art and science of project management in a collaborative and mutually beneficial context. The blog addresses real-world, project-related challenges, hurdles and opportunities that corporate managers face every day, providing a relevant, rich and inspiring resource for managers of all levels.

Welcome to Project Management in the REAL world!

There are myriad sources of info about how project management should be done in the ideal world. The real world is something else. Projects are MESSY! From the minute the project begins all manner of changes, surprises and disasters befall them. Even when a project is carefully planned and properly kicked off, the plan changes before the ink is dry. Tact and diplomacy can only get you so far in the wild and whacky world of project management.

Let’s admit it…Project Management is not for the faint of heart

That’s why we launched the Silicon Valley Project Management Blog. This blog is about what REALLY happens in the project environment, how to survive it, even THRIVE in it. It’s about how to make sure that you and your team avoid the predictable and avoidable pitfalls that every project faces. We showcase the contributions and real world wisdom from people who have been in the PM trenches. We are sponsored by UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley, which has been providing technical and business training for over 20 years.

We’ve all been there. Now it’s time we all share our experiences, best practices and everyday wisdom with the rest of the world…spreading the word about good (and bad) project management practices.

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your stories and insights.

Sincerely,

The Sponsors of the UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley Project Management blog.

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