Project Management Institute

Paul Ajayi, PMI-RMO, PMP

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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Title: Project manager

Organization: Paradigm Consulting Group Inc.

Industry: Information technology/consulting

Smart, pragmatic and goal-oriented.

What attracted you to project management?

I enjoy fostering team engagement as well as building relationships and tangible value.

What's the best project management advice you've received?

Strategy without execution is hallucination.

You ended a full-time consulting engagement at Bell MTS in April. What was the biggest project challenge?

Keeping things simple. We needed to integrate various systems and applications to create a time-saving one-stop viewpoint for call center agents. Easier said than done.

What's your project management mantra?

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

What advice do you have for new project managers?

Acquire knowledge and experience, and get a career mentor.

How would you describe your project management style?

I encourage every member of my team to think of themselves as “one of the gang.” Without resources, there's no project.

I encourage every member of my team to think of themselves as “one of the gang.” Without resources, there's no project.

What's a famous project you wish you could have worked on?

Building the Great Wall of China or the Tower of Babel.

How do you relieve stress?

Listening to inspirational messages and gospel music.

What's the best book you've read recently?

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.

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