Episode 47

Why Project Management is a Behavioral Discipline

The world of data analytics is changing at warp speed. New technologies are emerging every day, and we’re seeing unprecedented amounts of data being generated. This means that we need to be able to analyze this data quickly and efficiently. We must use data to help us make better decisions.

But data alone isn’t enough. Without human insight, we may not understand the data well enough to make effective decisions. So we need to combine data analysis with human experience.


Sannah Vinding


Marcus Glowasz



Key takeaways

Data and human experience insights are both necessary for any successful project management strategy.
Without human insight, we may not understand the data well enough to make effective decisions.
Failure becomes a goal in project management when you realize that you can’t succeed without failing.
Marcus talks about that data and human experience insights are key elements when you want success in project management. Data and human experience insights are both necessary for any successful project management strategy. He talks about how data alone isn’t enough and without human experience insights, you won’t be able to identify problems and solve them effectively. And without solving problems, you won’t be successful in project management. He also talks about that failures should become a goal for every organization, because by embracing failure, they can gain valuable insights into how to improve your projects.

Data is there to inform us and support us in our decision-making.

Marcus Glowasz

Human insights and data are needed because they give us the ability to see the big picture and identify patterns, trends, and exceptions. We can look at the past to predict the future, and we can analyze our current situation to improve our performance. By understanding the context of any given situation, we can take action and make informed decisions that lead to successful outcomes.

The difference between seeking data and discovery is that seeking data is a process by which we try to understand something without having any idea of what it really is. Discovery is a process by which you gain knowledge about something. So, if you seek data, you may end up finding nothing. On the other hand, if you discover something, you may end up learning something new.

Marcus Glowasz

Marcus Glowasz

Marcus Glowasz

Transformation Strategy Advisor & Facilitator, Executive Coach

Help leaders and teams to future-proof their ways of delivering and managing critical change initiatives and optimize strategy execution in today’s fast-paced, high growth and rapidly changing global environments.

Most of the time, it’s not even a people problem. It’s the process problem.

Marcus Glowasz

Successful project managers understand that failing is part of the process. Failure is inevitable, and it should never be viewed as something bad or negative. Instead, it should be embraced as a learning opportunity. Every project manager knows that mistakes happen, and they should be expected. However, by embracing these mistakes and learning from them, you can avoid repeating them in the future. By understanding that failure is a natural part of any project, you can focus on the things that matter most. Your team members will feel supported and appreciated, and you’ll be able to move forward with confidence knowing that you’ve learned valuable lessons along the way.

Project management is a discipline that requires constant improvement. The best way to improve your project management discipline is by collecting data. By keeping track of everything that happens during projects, you can see patterns and trends that can help you identify areas where improvements could be made. Another great way to improve your project discipline is to take note of the experiences of others. Find out what works and doesn’t work for different teams and individuals. Learn from these examples and apply them to your own projects. And don’t forget to keep learning from your mistakes. Every failure teaches you something, and those lessons can help you avoid repeating the same mistakes again.

Without project management, it would be impossible for a business to complete a large task like launching a new product or service. Projects are necessary for growth, innovation, and survival.

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