New This Month April 2019
Breaking News: Policies, Principles, Practices, Procedures and Core Concepts is a Paper especially developed as a result of discussions within an ISO (International Standards Organization) task force. This task force is charged with updating ISO's family of project management documents. The paper describes the need for establishing a set of universal Core Concepts for the Governance of all project work. We would like to see it distributed as widely as possible.
Go to the Papers index (04/19) and download a PDF copy now!
Musings: Yet another attempt to Look into the Future [of] Project Management. Not least of the expected changes are an increase in the number of specialties, more project effort carried out independently, and a legal framework for the offering of project management services.
The Original PMBOK:
Want a copy? See PMBOK-1987 Reborn under Other Areas and Interests below.
Project management tip of the month See below for Max's latest thoughts.
Original PMBOK: We have been working on a project to resurrect the original Project Management Body of Knowledge (dubbed "PMBOK") published by the Project Management Institute in 1987, and make it available as a PDF document. Remember, this original PMBOK document was issued before personal computers were readily available, and the PDF file format was not yet invented.
Want a copy? See PMBOK-1987 Reborn under Other Areas and Interests below. This original PMBOK document 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.
(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 work-half-a-day principle:
What you do with the other 12 Hours
is entirely up to you
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