unlocking the power of project management
There is a critical difference between knowledgeable practitioners and practitioners who possess knowledge. Knowledgeable practitioners can visualize project details from simple descriptions; individuals who possess knowledge must see the actual details in order to understand. This difference is highlighted when considering the sports fan who can follow a game via a radio broadcast and a sports novice who can only follow the action when watching a live event or a televised broadcast: The novie simply lacks the familiarity of the game that is required to visualize the action described. In Eastern cultures, there is a concept for this difference--MUSUBI. This article explains how project managers can useMUSUBI to leverage their knowledge of project management in ways that can help executives and functional-line managers clearly understand their project roles and project responsibilities. In doing so, it describes how visualization helps experienced project professionals. It then outlines MUSUBI's three underlying concepts: balance, harmonious unification, and oneness. It defines each underlying concept, explaining how project managers can use these elements to more effectively manage their projects and more effectively engage the executives and managers who can help them realize a project's goals and objectives.