One idea that’s big in the world of Agile that should be big throughout Project Management is that of T Shaped People.
So, in this video, I will answer the question ‘What are T Shaped People?’
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People with niche skills – depth in one topic only, and little else by way of skills, are like a verticle line: deep and narrow.
Others have a broad range of skills, but no great depth of knowledge or experience in any of them.
Philip Tetlock adopted the metaphor of the Hedgehog and Fox.
‘The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.
But T Shaped people have the best of both worlds.
Combining T Shaped People adds depth across a broader range – and even greater breadth.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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