A few weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with a senior manager. He originally wanted some project management training for a group of around 50 staff. I explored the issues and possibilities and sent him some information by email suggesting a follow up.
When I called him back – around 10 days later; all change he told me. They were going to purchase some enterprise project management software. We don’t need any project management training was his throw away line as the software is so easy to use and does everything for us.
I can’t help thinking that the level of knowledge and understanding of project management in this company needs to be increased! The very thing he called about in the first place.
I could rant on about this however it does concern me when someone believes that software will do ‘everything’ for them.