The Orchestra Conductor

Filed under Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

Sam Hahn drew a pretty picture the other day in comparing project management and the role of the project manager to an orchestra and its conductor. I do not have much of a musical background, but even I can see the perfect parallel between a conductor and project manager. I started thinking about how the sheet music represents the project plan and is different for the various elements, and how each team member brings their own unique flair and personality.

Is there already a book written using the orchestra conductor as a metaphor for the project manager? If there isn?t, Sam Hahn should write it!