I’m not a professor.. so call me Ernie.

Students feel uncomfortable calling professors by their first name. Ernest Nielson teaches my project management course and he asks that we call him Ernie.

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Ernie did not graduate with his Ph.D. in Information Systems but is a renowned Project Manager. On our first day of class, Ernie taught us the foundation to good project management. The foundation includes communication, organization and understanding the objective.

Project management consists of managing all aspects of a project from the start to completion. It is an important job for any company that wants to grow. Unfortunately, not every project is successful. Because projects fail, companies search for the best project managers that will ensure successful projects.

Learning the foundations of project management will benefit me in my professional career. After graduation, I will most likely be part of a team that works to complete tasks for a project. By communicating with my team, organizing tasks and understanding our objective, I know I can apply these skills to be a better employee and make an impact.

Today’s professional world requires everyone to work as a team. What have you learned that helps you work with a team?

 

2 thoughts on “I’m not a professor.. so call me Ernie.”

  1. “If you want to go fast, go alone… if you want to go far, go together.” Good teamwork requires dedication to achieve a common purpose, as well as good communication. Great post!

  2. Thank you for your thoughts. I believe that clear communication is the best way for a team to work together efficiently and effectively. Expectations, concerns, and ideas all depend upon how the person communicated what they were thinking. I appreciate the insights that you have shared.

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