The 12 days of Christmas PM remix

So it has come to that time of year, budgets so carefully preserved for 11 months are being spent in a frivolous nature so they are not being cut from next years pot. Status meetings are being attended by people that would fail sobriety tests thanks to the previous nights free bar at the office christmas party. And project managers are trying to put on a brave face as they try to get team members to focus on the remaining tasks that need to be completed before the office closes for the Christmas break…good luck with that!

With all that said and done, and partly inspired by a tweet asking what christmas song best applies to project management, I have penned:

The 12 days of christmas (project manager remix).

On the 12th day of Christmas my project gave to me
12 days till go live
11 minor defects
10 open issues
9 risks impending
8 key stakeholders
7 team resources
6 schedule conflicts
5 CHANGE REQUESTS
4 conference calls
3 progress reports
2 milestones met
And 1 happy project sponsor

Merry Christmas everyone, and a happy new year. I hope 2012 gives you everything you wish for and more

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