Why am I passionate about Projects?



By Manuel M. Ancizu Beramendi

Pamplona, Spain


Why am I passionate about projects? In this article, I provide an overview of five main reasons, highlighting the facts that Projects are all about people working together, as well as they are the natural connection to transform ideas and strategies into something real that adds value and a positive sustainable impact on the world we live in.

And you, what makes you thrive from being part of a project?


We live surrounded by projects, every day and everywhere: professional and personal, small and large, short or long term… whether we realize it or not, life itself is a project through which we experiment, learn, plan, execute, manage risks and gradually adapt our path, just to put some examples of some of the few characteristic similarities between life and projects.

A project is a temporary endeavor with a specific goal, beginning and end. It is also the natural link between people and their ideas, between companies and the strategies they want to implement.

Do you want to know what I like the most about projects? Below you can find five reasons why I am passionate about them:

  1. Every new idea or strategy is implemented through a project.

Personal ideas or company strategic plans are just that (ideas and strategies) until they materialise, deliver results and provide the real value they were aimed for.

The first step to make that idea or strategy come true is to create a project with a defined final objective that contains the activities to be deployed, the way to do it and the people that need to be involved.

Whatever the type of project, they all have something in common: they are the true connection that enable ideas to be transformed into actual outcomes and, therefore, projects have the possibility to improve the world we live in as they are the vehicle to make ideas come true.

  1. People are at the center of the projects.

People are, without a doubt, at the center of projects. There are plenty of decisions to be made and agreements to be reached in order to move forward and achieve the objective:


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How to cite this article: Beramendi, M.M.A. (2021). Why am I passionate about Projects? Commentary, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/pmwj111-Nov2021-Beramendi-why-am-I-passionate-about-projects.pdf

About the Author

Manuel Ancizu Beramendi

Pamplona, Spain


Human leadership, Global Sustainable Projects, Renewable energy, Story-teller, Keynote speaker, Lifetime learner, Risk management, Standardization

Manuel Ancizu is passionate about human leadership, sustainable projects and people’s motivations. Enjoys working in international multicultural environments and wants to have a positive impact in society.

Manuel graduated in Economics from University of Navarra and obtained an MBA from IESE Business School (Spain); he has also studied in CEIBS (China) and University Anahuac del Sur (Mexico). He holds a number of professional certificates such as the PMP by Project Management Institute, Lead Auditor in ISO 9001:2015 by IRCA Association and has also received training in Management of Development Projects and Risk Management by Interamerican Development Bank (IDB).

Manuel has lived in Spain, France, UK and Mexico; he currently works in the wind energy sector leading the quality management of Offshore projects. Manuel has been involved in wind energy renewable projects developed in different parts of the globe with external customers, as well as in internal projects of cultural transformation, IT and global processes.

Thanks to his experience, he has delivered training sessions, lectures and keynotes to a different number of institutions. Manuel is a qualified member of the Spanish Standardization Body (UNE) and has been involved in the development of Standards and Norms in Projects, Programs and Portfolios; he has also participated in the translation of different ISO 21500 to Spanish language.

Manuel loves smiling, storytelling, dreaming and making ideas come true in a sustainable manner. Manuel lives in Pamplona (Spain) and can be contacted at manuel@manuelancizu.com