10 reasons why Darth Vader was an amazing project manager

A work theme for project management and consultancy, plus Star Wars?  Genius.  A great post I had to share care of GeekWire and written by Brandon Koeller (link here takes you to Brandon’s blog).

10 reasons why Darth Vader was an amazing project manager

And they are:

  1. Prioritisation according to strategic values
  2. Decision making based on objective data
  3. Deliver on committments
  4. Take time out to keep perspective
  5. Pre-emptively manage risks and expectations
  6. Be persuasive
  7. Pick a methodology and stick with it (until it doesn’t work)
  8. Push through challenges and find solutions
  9. It’s never too late to make changes to plans
  10. Get involved and be prepared to get your hands dirty

Darth Vader as a good project manager?  Bet that never crossed your mind until now!  With the work he did in episodes 1, 2 and 3, before 4, 5 and 6, he could even be a Galactic programme manager.

May The Force Be With You…

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