November 5th, 2009. Today is International Project Management Day. If you have not yet hugged this underappreciated creature, why not seek one out :o)
The international project management day is intended to encourage project based organizations worldwide or organizations who utilize project management methodologies to schedule some type of recognition event within their organizations or coordinated locally with others to truly demonstrate appreciation for the achievements of project managers and their teams.
In most organizations, project managers do not seem to receive fair recognition for the work they do. Certainly the project sponsor and maybe a few stakeholders will offer some type of thanks or appreciation upon the completion of a successful project but generally, the people who are the actual target audience of the project deliverables often go about their daily operations without any thought about how the new system that has improved their well being was provided or how their new cafeteria was designed and built, or their newly expanded parking lot was completed.
The Importance of Recognition, Acknowledgment, and Saying Thank You. Of course, this appies to many jobs and professions, but today, it is focused on Project Managers.