Published here July 2017

Introduction | The Challenge
Justification for Different Groupings: Project Management Hierarchy | Industry/Product Sectors
Internet Research | Taming the Long List of Industry Sectors
Significant Difference in Types of Output | Putting "Work" and "Product" Together
Comments Regarding Appendix A | Summary of Our Deliberations

Summary of Our Deliberations

Putting all this together, we can now add these descriptions to our original Figure 1 to present a summary chart of Glossaries as shown in Figure 3.

Group

Glossary Name

Ref**

Type

Level in Group hierarchy and Comments

Project Management
Disciplines

GoVernance

V

Corporate Policy

Overarching all PM activities

PortFolio

F

PPfM Discipline

Level 1-Incl. relevant T&T

High

ProGram

G

PgM Discipline

Level 2-Ditto

ProJect

J

SPM Discipline

Level 3-Ditto

Tools & TechNiques

N

PM Processes

Level 4-All T&T only

Low

Industry/Product
Domain
(Activity Sectors or
Area of PM Application)

Construction

C

Tangible-Craft

Group Category 1

Low

Healthcare (Administration)

H

Intangible-Craft

Group Category 2

Manufacturing

M

Tangible-Intellect

Group Category 3

Info Technology (& High Tech work)

T

Intangible-Intellect

Group Category 4

High

Note re column marked "Ref**": As well as being used for sorting, these letters appear against each entry in the various Glossaries to show in which other Glossaries the entry will be found. This provides a measure of the universality of the term in question.

Figure 3: Glossaries in the Project Domain and in Industry/Product Sectors

Of course, we recognize that our analysis and findings are far from perfect; not least because of the number of subjective judgments we have had to make. Nevertheless, we hope that we have achieved our objective of developing a set of Glossaries that are more user-friendly, useful and reliable.

To see and order, go HERE.

Comments Regarding Appendix A  Comments Regarding Appendix A
  
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