New This Month March 2019
As we reported last month, we have been working on a project that we have had in mind for several years now. It is to resurrect the original Project Management Body of Knowledge (dubbed "PMBOK" by me) published by the Project Management Institute in 1987, and do so as a modern PDF document. Remember this original PMBOK publication was before personal computers were readily available, and the PDF file format was not yet invented.
Breaking News: Well, now it is here. Want a copy? See PMBOK-1987 Reborn under Other Areas and Interests below.
The original PMBOK document has required considerable editorial work to correct grammar, spelling errors and repetitions. It is of interest because it is a statement of project management and not a Guide. As such it contains advice still of value today.
Musings: Sound advice on two issues - What are the characteristics of your ideal project sponsor? And 15 items that characterize what consititutes Good email etiquette, and when you DON'T HIT THE SEND BUTTON.
Project management tip of the month See below for Max's latest thoughts.
Guests — Our Guest this month is Miroslav Anicin who offers Five Indispensable Qualities of Top Project Managers as valuable advice. This should be of interest to those aspiring to become a top project manager with responsibility for any significant Intellect type project, such as in the Manufacturing, Information, or High Tech. industries.
(Issues and Considerations) are sets of slides providing summary information
for specific questions associated with particular PM topics. Designed to save
hours of searching yet more detailed than a plain bulleted list.
Glossary version 5.5 is free on this site. The glossary shows how many project management terms
mean different things to different people. For latest version 6.1 see below.
Papers & Books
are thought-provoking and valuable insights into project management and include
numerous book reviews. You will also find information about books that I have
written or co-authored from time to time.
Musings are brief thoughts on various project management topics.
Articles contain articles on particular PM topics contributed to this site by
a wide range of other authors.
Click on the links above to see the most recent additions.
Other Areas and Interests
Max is a brief biography outlining my professional
career, some personal history, and even a little
trivia about me.
FCSCE, FEIC, FICE, FPMI, FCMI*
*What do these letters mean? See Recognition on this page.
management tip of the month
The accelerating technology principle:
If the idea is so crazy, is it crazy enough to be the right one?.
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