Project Management Lessons From Bowling
By Meade Rubenstein
Bowling is one of the few sports I can enjoy watching and I’m sure it’s a sign of my increasing age. Here are some bowling lessons I’ve learned that I think are directly applicable to project management:
- You’re known for your last lose (failure) more then all the prior wins.
- No matter how good you bowl, know the lanes, no matter how many prior frames you had strikes in, the next frame is an unknown…
- Few bowlers bowl a perfect game.
- The professional bowlers don’t look at each other much….they tend to focus on their own game and not how the other bowler is doing.
- No matter how geeky your shoes look, how out of date your shirt is, if you’re good people will pay you and others will watch in admiration.
- One bad frame does not always mean a lost game.
Meade Rubenstein has over 20 years of IT experience. He is currently the COO of Gráfica Group. Meade’s website can be found at http://www.itprojectguide.com/ and his personal blog can be found at http://www.itprojectguide.blogspot.com/.