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10 Signs You’re Dating a Project Manager
By Laura Barnard

Here are 10 signs that will tell you that you’re dating a Project Manager:

  1. Calls the first month of your relationship a “preliminary assessment period.”
  2. Talks to the waiter about process flows when dinner arrives late.

  3. Congratulates your parents for successful value creation.

  4. Your Valentine’s Day card has bullet points.

  5. Decides to re-org your family into a “team-based organization”.

  6. Writes executive summaries on your love letters.

  7. Refers to your date as “testing marketing methods…”

  8. Asks the waiter what the restaurant’s core competencies are.

  9. Ends the argument you have by saying “let’s talk about this offline.”

  10. Gives constructive feedback to your dog.

Laura Barnard, is on the board of the Montgomery County, MD chapter of PMI (10 years) and has been building PMOs since 1999. You can read more from Laura on her blog.

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