Editorial July 2018 Newsletter

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Author: Carlos Martinez Arteaga, PMP

Dear Members and Newsletter subscribers,

The 2018 Football World Cup is here once more. It has been 4 years since the last one, and this year all eyes are set on Russia.

So far the event has run perfectly. I have friends who have attended and all come back saying wonderful things about it. They all agree that it is extremely well organized. An event of these dimensions measures the capacity of a country's ability to create from nothing a show that will be viewed in every single corner of the world during one month. I think we can call this a project portfolio, right?

Every single project that is related to this year's Football World Cup is geared towards this single event. I am sure there have been hundreds of projects, if not thousands, which in most cases have been successfully accomplished - becasue like I said, it is extremely well organized and is running very smoothly.

Then there are other projects that we should not forget about. These are the teams' projects. It may seem that all teams would have the same objective, which is to win the competition, but this is not realistic. Not all have the same capabilities, although all have the same chance.

A project has to have objectives that are realistic, therefore the team should thoroughly think through what to aim for.

As I write this, I am aware that many of the projects have already ended. In some cases these have been successfull, but in many others not so. Some teams have had to stop before they wanted to, but...

I wish you all a good time watching this single event come to an end, and may the best and luckiest team win...

Also enjoy the summer vacations!

Regards,

Carlos