This Guest paper was first submitted for publication in September. It is copyright to the authors © 2020.
Published here December 2020

Editor's Note | Introduction | Why Include Project Management in K12? 
Adopting a Project Management Program | Introducing the Use of Computers
Introducing Time Management | The Bottom Line

Jeremy Raynolds works in the technology sector as a senior developer and SaaS marketing head. He has considerable knowledge of computer projects and helps the students on a part-time basis on their thesis, dissertation and coursework projects.

R. Max Wideman, P.Eng, FEIC, FICE, FPMI is a retired engineer and professional project manager with experience in systems, software, social and environmental projects, including project claims, audits and reviews. Max was President of the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 1987 and Chairman in 1988. He also founded the PMI Canadian West Coast BC Chapter in 1979. He has been devoted to this web site since year 2000.

Editor's Note:

Last month (November 2020) this site published a review of the book Project Management for Education & Educators by Walter Ginevri and Bernie Trilling. These authors hold very strongly to the belief that project management, or at least the basic principles, constitute an essential life skill. That is, not only for managing the advancing technological work of the future, but also for managing one's personal career.

The problem is that our K12 educational programs are already well established, so there is a natural tendency to resist a whole new subject stream, especially one that has only recently come into prominence. And that is even though some of the basic practices were evident in building the Egyptian pyramids some 4,500 years ago.

So invited Jeremy Raynolds to put together his thoughts on how the idea of introducing the concepts of project management into our educational systems might be accomplished. Of course, such a course must be suited and adapted to different ages, the types of students and their respective levels of learning capability.


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