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If you enter the Island of Projectistan for the first time, what would you encounter? Projectistan is the habitat of Project Managers. It is the Land Of Projects. It is coined by Jon Whitty from University of Southern Queensland.
I think we need a map.
As I see it we have the United Agilists, the Land of Lean, PMBoktoe and the Princedom Two. Oh. And we have the smallest province, fighting for its own existence, Shrinkonia, party of one, home of the Project Shrink.
If you enter the island Projectistan in the United Agilist, and see all the party hats, you’ll think that that’s the only way how projects are done.
If you have a map, you would know that there are other places too. But without any map, you wouldn’t know that for example PMBoktoe exists. And they wear construction hard hats. Totally different than party hats.
If you would have a history overview you would know that the United Agilists are only 20 years old. And Shrinkonia is only a couple of months young. A baby actually.
Of course, this map has a very Shrinkonian world view. The smallest state is drawn in the center. But it is young and has ambition. And one inhabitant already.
The borders are not as fixed as indicated on the map. In some parts territories are attempting to maintain rigid borders. Without a party hat, you don’t do projects. Or. Stupid party hats! But mainly we are integrating nicely. A multi-approach island, with diversity.