I’ll no doubt revisit this question many times throughout the lifetime of this blog. For now I’ll settle on the two things that immediately jump out at me, ‘change’ and ‘common sense’.
Projects bring about change and project management is recognised as the most efficient way of managing such change. (APM)
…project management is not a ‘black art’, nor does it need to be a minefield of jargon and bureaucracy. Most of project management is plain, common sense… (JISC infoNet)