Wait... what's that on your back? Could that be a Monkey? In the course of our working days all of us acquire duties, chores and tasks. Some of them are important and they need to be addressed so that we can finish our deliverables. Others must be considered as "Monkeys" - tasks that we got stuck with and now don't seem to be able to get rid of even though we might not be the right person to take care of them. And we all wonder - how did I get stuck with this? Mike Graupner, PMP (http://www.pm-mind.com) describes to us today the techniques he uses to address the Monkeys in his life. We talk about Monkey Management in general and we also look at how this translates into managing the Monkeys on your projects.
We also continue our book giveaway. Gerard Hill is offering four free copies of his book "The Complete Project Management Office Handbook (Second Edition)" to the listeners of The Project Management Podcast. Listen to the announcements to hear how to participate.
The winners of the books so far are:
Book 1: Patrick Richard, Laval, Canada
Book 2: Arnošt Katolický, Czechoslovakia
Book 3: Özgen Güngör, Berlin, Germany
Book 4: Drawing will be on Sunday, December 16th