My wife and I shared a Banana Split the other evening in Ocean Grove. We try to do that once a year.
I got to thinking (afterwards of course) how Project Management is like sharing a Banana Split.
- It's a joint effort - you need a team to tackle the project (even if you can eat the whole thing alone, think about the team that brought all the parts together: creating ingredients delivering them, building that banana split, and then eating it!
- Building (and eating) a Banana Split is a temporary endeavor to produce a product or service (Now, that's the definition of project management and a Banana Split certainly fits that)
- Projects also have lots of different flavors
- Project team members come in lots of different flavors too
- You need to give the cherry to someone else (the cherry tops the Sunday and it's fun to give it away, just like it's best to give the credit for the project to the team and the sponsor)
- Sometimes when the job is done (like when you're done eating a Banana Split), you're 100% successful, yet there is a sticky mess left behind, but nobody is all too concerned about it!
I'd like to see your comments about how Project Management is Like a Banana Split!