A thick skin and a sense of humour can go a long way for a project manager. A well timed joke can diffuse a stressful situation, and a humourous anecdote is an excellent way to make an important project management lesson more memorable. An inappropriate joke, however, is a sure way of putting a project team on edge, and perhaps even be sufficient cause for dismissal. The best jokes are often those that carry just enough familiarity to ring true.
Why did the project manager cross the road? Hover mouse here for answer
To celebrate humour in project management, WCP is soliciting humourous stories, anecdotes, jokes and cartoons related to project management. Post your entries to the comments section of this blog, or simply send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best of the best entries will be featured in upcoming WCP news letters. The 2nd prize for the most popular original entry will be a hard copy of the current version of the PMBOK. The 1st prize will be two copies — so both you and your life partner can have something to help you fall asleep at night.
A project manager, a software developer, and a business analyst walk into a bar. The software developer orders a whisky on the rocks, and the business analyst orders a vodka. What does the project manager order? Hover mouse here for answer
How many project managers does it take to change a lightbulb? Hover mouse here for answer
To qualify, jokes must be original, and in good taste. Stories and anecdotes may be true, but if they are, please change the names to protect the innocent (and the guilty!).
Contribute to the conversation or contribute a joke. Either way we look forward to your input!
– Paul Bergman, President World Class Productivity
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