Author: Miguel Hurtado, CAPM
During this hard time, you need to know we are here. This newsletter you are reading is the work of a lot of people, and the effort we make is done because, for us, PMI and you are important. Our main goal is to share with you our ideas and our knowledge, to be an open window with fresh air. But we would like to hear from you, know you more and read from you. For that reason, I wish to share our journalist guidelines. I have included also my comments and please, feel free to contact us for more information or to answer your questions.
Things to avoid:
1. Advertising (especially if it is disguised as objective content): We want to read from you, not from a commercial ad.
2. Promoting project management organizations other than PMI (especially if PMI is not promoted at least equally).
3. Negativity: Smile, also in hard times we need to see the bright side of life.
4. Personal attacks: Respect everybody, nobody knows how the future will be or who could be your future boss. Respect is important.
5. Political or religious views: Happily, we are a multicultural group with different religions and political ideas. Also we are fans from different football clubs, tennis players, basketball teams...and even different alcoholic drink fans.
6. Recycled articles (especially where perceived plagiarism is the result):Be original and creative, "In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, ..." was already used.
7. Articles which can be interpreted by readers as either biased or having a hidden agenda: A good article is clear and direct.
8. Conflictive or polemic views beyond the reasonable: Respect is a core PMI value.
9. Lengthy text - less is more!: Lets leave the big books to Fantasy or Sci-Fi authors like Asimov or George R.R. Martin.
We don’t worry about:
1. Insignificant grammatical errors: Somebody from the newsletter group will revise your article and give you a feedback.
2. Imperfect English: As Jack Lemmon in "Some like it hot"... Nobody is perfect.
3. British versus American spelling: Rolling Stones, The Beatles, cookie, biscuit, soccer, football... the most important are the ideas.