DantotsuPM is a blog headed by Michel Operto, a project manager, certified PMP for a decade and former president of the PMI France-Sud chapter. He started DantotsuPM in June 2009 and has become so proficient at blogging that he offers up to 2 posts a day!
“I blog on all matters related to Project Management in the broader sense: methods, tools, best practices, experience sharing, technical and inter-personal skills, communications, project governance, leadership,” Michel says. “I translate some of the best English language articles to French and adding my own experience and also produce original contents, provide pointers, announce events on PM.
“My objective is to improve constantly my skills in project management and in leadership because I believe firmly that these are key to my success and that of my company. And, the feedback the readers of this blog reinforce my confidence and conviction that I am not the only one to seek permanently for the best of the best: Dantotsu in Japanese. By sharing knowledge, pointers, articles, videos, with the readers and by having a dialogue with them through comments on the posts as well as meetings them, we grow each other mutually richer.”
Michel’s career began of software development side of IT before moving on to the management side of SW. Later, he tackled IT projects and programme management, as well as a “glitch of IT and network operations. Michel lists a strong variety of project-related professionals as the professionals his blog specifically targets – on listing them, he offered PMs, Programme Managers, Portfolio Managers, students preparing to become Project Managers, Managers, Directors, Independent Professionals, Consultants and also both friends and enemies!
“A lot of the audience are French Speaking,” he says.
Michel has one particular article pegged as the most popular on DantotsuPM:
He says that his three favourites involve effective calls, leadership attributes and responding to resistance.
- 7 attributes of leadership for the project manager
- Back to basics for running effective calls
- Back to basics: responding to resistance
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