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"Scheduling: A Profession in Trouble"

On April 24, 2006, ICS founder, Murray Woolf, presented a stirring and somewhat controversial Keynote Address at the third Annual Conference of the College of Scheduling, a component of the Project Management Institute. While this presentation is now almost a decade old, its message is sadly still just as relevent. We encourage you to find the time time to listen to it.

A 'Profession' in Turmoil

Murray issued a passionate call-to-arms to all Scheduling Practitioners, insisting that:

 

Not a Profession: The Scheduling Practice is not a profession, per se, and has a long way to go in order to become one.

  The "Good Ship, Schedule" Is In Trouble: The Scheduling Practice, as the ship that carries all of our careers afloat, is in danger of sinking, is headed in the wrong direction, and is without a captain at the helm.
  Radical Changes in the Scheduling Paradigm are Needed: Citing recent shifts in Project Management theory from the Newtonian Model of the last 150 years to the New Sciences Model of recent decades, the Scheduling Practice needs to change the ways in which it designs, develops, maintains, and uses scheduling products.
  The Quagmire: The Scheduling Practice is besieged by serious deficiencies in terminology, roles, education, and leadership.
  Innovations: Murray teases us with glimpses of the Scheduling Practice's future, including Project Facilitation, Improvisational Management, Momentology, Dilemma Forecasting, and much, much more.

Hear the Entire Presentation

Click on the link below to hear the entire 55-minute Keynote Address. Find out why over 50-people stood in line after his speech, in order to exchange business cards with a genuine Project Time Management visionary. But be warned: Prepare to have many of your most passionately-held beliefs about the Scheduling Practice turned on their head.

To hear the entire Keynote Address, click here..