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Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?

Editor’s Comments

A valid and often asked question! In his article, Chicken, Egg, Process, Tool, Terry Doerscher poses it again and lays out his reasons for doing so. He asks it in the context of processes and applications, and takes a good shot at rationalizing which is the chicken and which is the egg. But, he says, in today’s heavily automated business environments, it’s often difficult to tell the difference between the tool and the process.

Chris Vandersluis wonders if we might profitably roll the clock back to the Guild system of 800 years ago. In his current piece, Bring Back the Guild for Project Managers, he asks, “How do I know who is a good project manager?” He agrees that there are worthy academic credentials and he recognizes the standards established by PMI, but he feels that the idea of the Master passing on practical training to the Student, as in the Guild system, still has value. See if you agree!

Our intrepid bloggers are back with their unique views on so many subjects that project managers have to face every day. They’re always interested in your feedback, so please drop them an email whether or not you agree with their points of view.

And please tell us what you think of this issue and what you’d like to see in the future.

Mike Morton

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