The smartest people I know can explain quantum physics to a 5th grader.

When I worked at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center the VP of IT said of the PMO… “You bring clarity”.  That is a HUGE part of what we do as project managers. This is just amplified in our role as a project manager on an agile project. If projects weren’t complex by their very nature, they wouldn’t need project managers.

They NEED you to bring clarity.

Who else is in the position to see how the development is going, and how the business is going. What the corporation needs and what the project needs. YOU are in the unique position to be the translator between all of these interested parties.

It is your responsibility to help your organization by simplifying complex ideas.