Project Professionals is a blog engineered by professional project manager George T. McLaughlin, who’s worked in a varied amount of project-related roles since finishing his days as a nuclear submarine officer in 1980.
“In the 1980′s I provided PM consulting services worldwide (Venezuela, Italy, Korea, and others), predominately for owner companies,” George says. “For five years, I ran an engineering and construction company with annual sales of +/- $35 million USD. We have operated McLaughlin and McLaughlin since 1990.”
Project Professionals is also one of the newest kids on the block, offering several posts a week only since January 2011. Front end and back end project management is a part of George’s life, although he’s quick to talk in a collective, team-oriented, “we” manner when discussing project work. The supporting qualifier is a smart, because George wants to use the blog as a chance to approach troublesome matters, not avoid them.
“Since we provide both project planning and management as well as claims and litigation support services, we see both ends of projects. That is to say the beginning and the end. The composite perspective provides unique views of key project management issues,” says George. “We blog about both project management and claims / disputes topics. We choose topics that are troublesome and not necessarily commonplace in the trade literature.”
“We have two objectives:
- “Bring high end discussions to the project management market place;”
- “Upgrade our own level of expertise from research and comments by others.”
George lists the following three posts as his most popular and favourite thus far at Project Professionals:
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