Now, aside from the fact that this is a PRODUCT Management blog and not a PROJECT Management blog, we were happy to be nominated and noted that a couple of other Product Management blogs were also in the running, including Cranky PM and All About Product Management.
Heck, we didn’t even come in second. That second place honour went to the Cranky PM. First place went to some crazy, off-topic UK based blog called A Girls Guide to Managing Projects. 🙂
So, I can see how the winner may have won the category…a blog actually on PROJECT Management, with good content and with the writer residing in the UK. Yes, the contest was specifically for the best UK IT blogs.
But, how did Cranky get second place? While well written and humourous, it’s a PRODUCT management blog, and it’s certainly not based in the UK! I think I know where Karl Rove’s electioneering machine has been spending it’s time recently, warming up for this fall’s US election.
So, congrats to the winners. But this experience has sparked an idea. It’s time to reward ourselves, and not rely on some derivative discipline to honour (yes spelled with a U) ourselves and the best we have to offer. If we don’t pat ourselves on the back, who will?
Saeed, Ethan, Alan