We are in a "rapidly changing face" of world interaction which has
had a profound affect on advancement of the practice of project management. The
knowledge age has resulted in dramatic globalization of the project management
discipline. As I see it, there are two parts to the issue of global project management:
- Globalization of the profession
- Management of global projects
The management of global projects I will leave to the professional conferences
which deal with the trans-cultural and trans-border management of projects. This
review of the "globalization of the project management profession"
is my personal view.
The project management discipline is an international fact. In the current
global project management community there are organizational initiatives whose
aim is to embed project management practices in national and regional economies.
The 1997 Chicago Global Project Management Forum (GPMF) had 200 "delegates"
and 60 countries were "represented".
The US based Project Management Institute ("PMI") Project Management
Professional ("PMP") Certification Program is a success story with
many examination venues and hundreds of candidates. The PMI Guide to the Project
Management Body of Knowledge ("PMBOK") is free, on Internet download,
with hard copies of the PMBOK in world demand.
Current international project management imperatives will have a significant
impact on world economic and social development. An understanding of the initiatives
driving the globalization of the project management profession is important to
career development, company bottom line and national economic programs.
to the Project Management Body of Knowledge http://www.pmi.org/