As a seasoned project manager, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on our field. From OpenAI’s ChatGPT to Google’s Gemini, these tools have revolutionized the way projects are managed by streamlining operations and enhancing decision-making. However,

As we step into the new year, it’s a time of fresh beginnings and renewed energy. In the world of project management, this period often brings forth the magic of new aspirations and goals. However, it’s also a time to

As an avid lover of both aviation and project management, I have had the privilege of exploring two distinct worlds that seemingly have little in common. However, as I embarked on my journey as a pilot and later transitioned into

Picture this: another project on the horizon, and I turn to the timeless wisdom of Socrates. He once said, “Strong minds discuss IDEAS, average minds discuss EVENTS, weak minds discuss PEOPLE.” It’s not only thought-provoking but also holds the secret

Project managers are often optimistic and confident in their abilities to deliver successful projects. Armed with our methods and tools, boundless optimism, and can-do attitude, it sometimes feels like we can do anything. However, we must also acknowledge and address

Being a (project) manager requires you to be a master of all trades. You need to have a handle on accountancy while being an expert strategist, motivating a team, and managing the time of many people. No one says it

We all make mistakes. Project managers are certainly no exception – though, as a profession, we tend to be placed under much scrutiny at times. Therefore those mistakes may become big news and can be, depending on the mistake, quite

Some 50 years since the inception of project management, more than 50% of IT projects still fail because they run out of time, resources, funds, etcetera. If pilots flew aircraft like we run projects, no one would ever fly. However, every day millions of

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About me

Frederik Otten

Founder & Editor

Let me wish you a warm welcome to my personal blog where you can find writings, and thoughts about things I am busy with. It will be in English some in German and some in Dutch.

I live in Switzerland and in The Netherlands. I welcome all comments, ideas, questions, and thoughts. Please contact me using any of the (social media) links provided in this page.