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Project management insights by Lee Lambert

· 3 min read
Nona Rotariu

We would like to express our gratitude to the PMI Romania Chapter for inviting Lee R. Lambert, one of the PMP founders, to the PM Perspectives 2023 Conference.

Lee Lambert and bitExpert

Who is Lee Lambert?

"Life is a project, everything is a project." (Lee Lambert)

Lee Lambert is globally acknowledged as a leading authority in the field of project management. With over 45 years of dedicated service in promoting project management principles, he is one of the founding members of the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. The Project Management Institute has honored Lee by designating him as one of the exclusive 70 PMI Fellows. With a remarkable track record in shaping the landscape of project management, Lee's expertise has inspired countless professionals to reach new heights in their careers.

Project management and strategies

We had the honor of having Lee in our office, where he spoke to us about today’s challenges faced by project managers and strategies to mitigate them. He emphasized the importance of understanding the PMP principles and the benefits of the PMP and PMI Citizen Developer certifications.

Lee also gave us a comprehensive insight into the challenges faced by managers in the 90s who were working without a structured framework or methodology. He shared what he and his team did to design and implement the PMP, using IBM as a case study. In 1993, he successfully trained and certified over 500 managers at IBM US, playing a key role in establishing the role of project manager as a profession in its own right.

However, what truly distinguishes Lee is his knack for generating a warm and lively ambiance wherever he goes. Renowned for his easygoing discussions on vibrant topics, you're sure to find him not only charming but also an engaging and captivating speaker.

Our takeaways

We at bitExpert believe that adaptability and flexibility, combined with knowledge and experience, are important qualities for a manager. Combining those attributes with PMP principles and Agile principles can improve the outcomes of your project and enhance the efficiency and performance of a team. One of the most important aspects of a successful project is creating a tailored communication strategy for project stakeholders. Project managers can encourage this by enabling innovation and team motivation within the project.

2023 was a busy one full of many events, and we didn't manage to write this article after Lee's visit in October, so we're making up for it.

We thank once again all the people who made this visit possible and bitExpert AG, who was the host, and we hope to see Lee as often as possible at as many events of this kind.

Let's look forward to new project perspectives in 2024!

Lee Lambert