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Why pregnancy is like project management – part 1

pregnant belly

Congratulations, you’ve discovered you’re pregnant (received the signed business case) and now the biggest project of your career is about to kick off. Welcome to stage 1, you are about to grow a brand new human!

Your steering committee consists of your obstetrician, midwife, phlebotomist, nurse and any other interested person that feels like sticking their nose in.

Your project sponsor (if you have one) is the “lucky” spouse or partner.

Stage 1 brief

Get through the first 13 weeks without killing yourself or someone else.


To be reported to your steering committee on a monthly basis:

  • Blood pressure
  • Weight

Unofficial KPIs that you, the project manager, may find yourself measuring:

  • How many times a day you vomit
  • How many times a day you wee
  • How many times a day you want to make this whole thing stop and go away


This stage is due to take 13 weeks.


Zero, you won’t feel like leaving the house, never mind spending money.


Stage 1 gate review to move on to stage 2 at 12 week scan.

Tune in in three months for the stage 2 summary…or click here to jump ahead

In the meantime, remember that project management doesn’t have to be as laborious as childbirth…  Psoda has the tools to help you deliver your project on time, on budget and without the need for medical professionals! Sign up for a free trial by clicking on the big red free trial button at the top of the page

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