No code, no key
For the past seven years, I have used one key to open both the outer and inner doors to my office. I recently changed the lock on the inner door, and asked the locksmith for a new key that would, like the old one, open both doors. He asked if I had the code for the outer door. I didn’t. “Sorry,” he announced, “no code, no key.” I think my keys are a lot like project managers. Some are good at opening certain doors (managing certain types of projects) and not so good at opening others (managing other types of projects). I began to wonder, was there a key-code that I could use to match project to project manager and be reasonably sure of a good fit?