Papers: A 1985 PMI Brochure resurrected as a matter of historical interest and value.
Guests: 10 Tips to Better Public Speaking for Professionals Author Professor Morrison offers great tips from his work: The Book on Public Speaking, especially if you are going to address your team, your directors, or even the public.
Musings: Do you realize that what our world's collective population consumes is far more than the earth can sustain (i.e. Recover from)? This paradox can be measured by what is known as Ecological Footprint. Read about it here.
Papers: A book review of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (The PMBOK(R) Guide, 7th Edition published by the project management Institute. As noted last month, this is the second book in the combined publication. It has been completely rewritten, with much behavioral material added and most of the previous essential project management skill sets removed. While the contents may be useful, it is not consistent with the previous Guides to the PMBOK and, in our view, is misnamed.
Papers: A book review of The Standard for Project Management - ANSI/PMI 99-001-2021, the first of two books, in a single publication of this Standard and the PMBOK Guide seventh Edition. The contents elaborate considerable on what was Chapter 3 in previous editions of the PMBOK Guide. Readers seeking a standard content reflecting the project management profession, as we understand it, may be disappointed.
Guests: The Project Success Model™ - A Guide to Defining Project Success - Part 2. With the capabilities discussed in Part 1, author Henrico Dolfing now looks at project delivery success as applied to any project. In project management terms, the issue is achieving the classic triangle of scope (icluding required quality), time and budget targets. Part 2 of this paper deals with successful time and budget.
Guests: The Project Success Model™ - A Guide to Defining Project Success - Part 1 Author Henrico Dolfing claims that every organization can improve its ROI by implementing four essentials: Instituting effective portfolio management; Installing a competent Project Sponsor; Establishing clear success criteria; and Introducing relevant project management capabilities.
Classic: The original and only Project Management Body of Knowledge (dubbed "PMBOK") published by the Project Management Institute in 1987, is now available as a PDF document. Want a copy? See PMBOK-1987 Reborn under Other Areas and Interests. Contains valuable advice even today.
Issacons (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.
PM Glossary version 5.5 is free on this site. The glossary shows how many project management terms mean different things to different people. However, for the latest version 6.1 see PM Glossary v6.1 choices.
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.
Max's Musings are brief thoughts on various project management topics.
Guest 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.
Copyright The contents of this site are protected by copyright and may not be used by commercial or non‑commercial organizations without written permission.
Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the contributors and no responsibility is accepted for the accuracy or reliability of the content or the results of its application.
(Other areas and interests)