7 Points of Insight from Project Management Experts

7 Points of Insight from Project Management Experts


When it comes to project management, the Canadian government expects 91,800 job openings across the country over the next several years. To get motivated to study this in-demand career, enjoy at these pieces of wisdom from this career path’s most influential leaders.


“Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.”

-Joy Gumz, Director of Project Auditors, LLC, a project management, training, and quality assurance auditing firm


“Being a Project Manager is like being an artist, you have the different colored process streams combining into a work of art.”

-Greg Cimmarrusti, Project Manager at King & Spalding


“Project managers function as bandleaders who pull together their players each a specialist with individual score and internal rhythm. Under the leader’s direction, they all respond to the same beat.”

- L.R. Sayles, former consultant to NASA and current senior research scientist at the Center for Graduate School of Business.


The “P” in PM is as much about ‘people’ management as it is about ‘project’ management.”

-Cornelius Fichtner, President at OSP International LLC


“Project management is like juggling three balls: time, cost, and quality. Program management is like a troupe of circus performers standing in a circle, each juggling three balls and swapping balls from time to time.”  

-G. Reiss, French Astronomer


“Project management can be defined as a way of developing structure in a complex project, where the independent variables of time, cost, resources and human behavior come together.”

-Rory Burke, author of various popular project management textbooks and guides


“Project managers rarely lack organizational visibility, enjoy considerable variety in their day- to-day duties, and often have the prestige associated with work on the enterprise’s high- priority objectives.”

-Jack R. Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel, authors of popular textbook, Project Management: A Managerial Approach


To explore how Fleming College Toronto can get you started on this career path, check out the Project Management Graduate Certificate Program page, or send us a message at info@flemingcollegetoronto.ca


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