Project Ownership

Filed under Books, Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

I am reading a new book called Projectegrity by Rick Valerga and it’s turning out to be a very good read.

Rick has a lot of very wise things to say about the right way to lead projects, with some awesome examples to illustrate the concepts. For example, I love his use of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger as one who full captures what “ownership” means.

Landing In The Hudson River

Sully is the pilot who did all the right things on the morning of January 15th, 2009 and saved the passengers and crew of a US Airways flight by taking full ownership of the situation after the plane encountered a large flock of geese, disabling both engines.

“Sully wasn?t cursing his boss, his maintenance crew, the birds, or anyone else?he was too busy owning the rescue of 155 people.”

The Integrity Formula

Rick has this list of practices he calls “The Integrity Formula” which I love.

  • Ownership
  • Perspective
  • Expectation Management
  • Alignment
  • Engagement

So check out the book to learn more about what Rick has to say. I am reading the kindle edition (I downloaded the free kindle app for my iPhone) and well worth your time to read.

If you have any questions about the book, leave a comment below. ?I can ask Rick to answer them directly as well. I’ve conversed with Rick several times in the past, and he’s a man of integrity 🙂 ?So I know he’ll be happy to answer your questions.