What’s a typical day in your
Are you kidding? There’s no typical day.
I’m constantly communicating and
maintaining relationships from when I
wake up to when I go to sleep.
What’s a favorite project you’ve
Integrating services among three international delivery centers. It’s complex
and challenging, but working with different cultures is very interesting.
What is a must-have skill for
The ability to completely understand
the situation and communicate it at
What’s something most people
don’t know about project
Although project managers are
thought of as technical specialists, our role is more
about people skills.
Paolo Birsa, PMP
Location: Mogliano Veneto, Italy
Title: Senior project manager
managers are thought of
as technical specialists,
our role is more about
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What’s your project
Always remember the “human side”
of projects as a driver of success.
What’s the best part of your job?
The moment I realize my team and
customers are happy and on the
What made you want to volun-
teer as a PMI chapter director?
I first went to chapter meetings to
enhance my skills, but I was hooked
by the family-like atmosphere.
What’s the best book you’ve read
The Design of Everyday Things by
Donald A. Norman. It’s an ingenious
guide to smart product design that
shares many principles with agile.
If you could give
someone an honorary
PMI credential, whom
would it be?
Mr. Wolf from Pulp Fiction—cold,
fast and effective. For him, a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
certification ad honorem!