“I am a project manager.”
And then the project manager jokes start up. Wait. That’s not true. I don’t remember ever hearing someone say to me, “Hey, I’ve just heard a new project manager joke – check this one out …” But I just know there are some out there. Let me think of one…
I got nothing.
Wait! Now I remember the one about the software engineer, the hardware engineer, and the project manager – the one where they rub the genie’s lamp and each get a wish? Yeah, that’s a good one. OK – it only takes one project manager joke to kill the theory that there are none.
Maybe we should start some?! Or just share ones we already know? Even project managers like a good laugh, or maybe just a slight smile, sometimes. Life is not all about Gantt charts, accounting location codes, meetings with the sponsor, and trying to herd cats.
Alright – here’s a plan – share your best project manager joke or humorous story. Keep the length within reason! Just comment back with your entry – and I’ll close the submissions on Monday morning (8am US Eastern), August 20th. I’ll get my unbiased panel of judges (maybe I’ll use the Delphi technique!) to rate your entries. So – let’s keep ‘em clean – and in English (for the judges’ benefit)!
The best entry wins a free 10-PDU (yeah! Professional Development Units!) eLearning course from Velociteach. I’ll announce the winner right here at The Savvy PM blog site…
Now I am getting excited about hearing some great project manager jokes – so don’t take yourselves TOO seriously… Ready or not, here they come.