The Project Management Blues

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I spoke for the Project Management Institute of LA last week. Topic: Cloud-based Project Management Strategies and Tools.

I include music in many of my presentations. The morning of the presentation, I decided to write a Project Management related song. Below is what I ended up with. You can get the presentation slides on my original blog post.

Listen below or download here. Lyrics are below the player.

Project Management Blues – lyrics

© 2015 Matthew Moran

Deadlines loom like a coming storm
This status report is due in the morn
My assistant’s no help, ain’t doing what he can
Just posted a picture of his dinner on Instagram
Another cup of coffee, add a shot too
It’s the fuel to cure my, Project Management Blues

The CFO, she says the budgets gone
I’m left to do this on my own
She’s a pretty smart cookie, at least at math
But she don’t know squat about critical path
But I’ll buckle down, yeah I’ll see this through
It’s the just-in-time, agile, or scrum Project Management Blues

I’ve worked for hours on end, I did my best
But my  gantt chart looks like a Rorschach Inkblot test
Dependant tasks keep sliding to the right
And I got no resources in sight
But I can weather this storm and make it rain too
I’m the cure for their, Project Management Blues

Yeah I know why I’m here and I’m sure you do too
I’m the cure for your, Project Management Blues

Yeah I know why I’m here and I’m sure you do too
You’re the cure for their, Project Management Blues

Sure.. I’m probably not winning a Grammy with this one.. but it makes me chuckle. I hope you enjoyed it as well. Let me know in the comments and consider sharing.

What do you think?