“The Twelve Meetings of Christmas” Song

Alex S. Brown, PMP IPMA-C

The holiday season is approaching, and Christmas is a popular holiday here in the US. In honor of the season, here is a project-management version of the classic song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:

At the first meeting of Christmas, my PM gave to me:

  • A green light on on the project grid

I will leave it to you to add all the verses in between. Here is the last verse:

At the twelfth meeting of Christmas, my PM gave to me:

  • A green light on on the project grid
  • Two change requests
  • Three deadlines
  • Four budgets blown
  • Five new late tasks
  • Six sponsors sleeping
  • Seven schedules slipping
  • Eight critical paths
  • Nine changes to scope
  • Ten cost accounts
  • Eleven checklists
  • Twelve predecessors

If you have any recommendations for new “gifts”, please use the comment area below…