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5 Insightful Project Management Lessons from Sci-Fi

You knew sci-fi was a great form of escapism, but did you also know it’s useful in fine tuning your project management skills? It’s true! Carol Pinchefsky gives us five project management lessons to learn from sci-fi movies.

You know that project you believe in, but everyone else thinks is crazy? Don’t give up on it, because it probably isn’t such a far-fetched idea. That’s what the research scientists in Ghostbusters learned.

Thinking it might be time to redistribute a team member who’s just not working out? Take a lesson in team management from Batman Begins where Brue Wayne is forced to fire Wayne Enterprise’s CEO William Earle for some questionable goings on.

Hopefully you don’t have any potential villains on your team, but even the smartest superhero is sometimes better suited for a different project.

For more project management lessons, check out Pinchefsky’s original article, which includes references from Star Trek, Robocop, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Then grab your popcorn, plop into the recliner, and enjoy all the business lessons to be learned from blockbuster movies.  

About Rachel Ginder

Rachel Ginder was a staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success and joined the team in 2013. She also helped with social media and research.

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