Just enjoyed an excellent 3 days at the 10th anniversary Henley KM Forum. Against my better judgement, I provided (together with Martin Fisher), a little musical interlude as part of our project report on "knowledge-enabled project management", where we were exploring the perceptions that project managers have regarding knowledge management, and vice versa. So here is it, just in case you ever need it - Music courtesy of Frank Sinatra, words courtesy of yours truly... KM (Frank) in black, PM (Nancy) in red!
Somethin 'Stupid (will KM and PM ever fall in love?)
I know I’ll stand in line
Until you think you have the time
To have a meeting with me.
And when I tell you all about
The way to give your project clout
You’re pleading with me.
On time and cost and quality, your eyes grow large as you can see
why I’ve been sent.
But then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid
I can see it in your eyes
That you despise the same old lines
You think it’s just a fad.
I’ve got my targets and my plan,
I manage risks, you understand?
D'you really think I’m mad?
I manage all my stakeholders
and fill up all my sharepoint folders.
That’s what I do.
I’m learning all the lessons though
I don’t know what’s the best one,
Or if it’s really true.
My project is unique,
No-one would seek to hear me speak, my learning to present.
And now you’ve gone and spoilt it all by saying something stupid
If you were in my shoes
You mustn’t lose, what could you choose
To keep the board content?
I guess we’d find a way to save the day by just applying...
Through Project Management
<together> Good Management... (to fade...)