The following thoughtful commentary on the original paper "First Principles of Project Management" presented on this site in November 2000, makes interesting reading and useful suggestions for improvement. Many of the comments derive from work done in preparing the authors' paper "The Underlying Theory of Project Management is Obsolete" presented to the Project Management's Research Conference in 2002.
1. Koskela, Lauri; Howell, Greg. The underlying theory of project management is obsolete. Proceedings of PMI Research Conference 2002. Slevin, Dennis, Cleland, David & Pinto, Jeffrey (eds.). Project Management Institute (PMI) (2002), pp. 293 - 302. Available at: http://www.leanconstruction.org/pdf/ObsoleteTheory.pdf