Title:  Project Management Knowledge as a Basis for Global Communication. Learning and Professionalism


Introduction | Background | Why Care? | Progress | Differentiation | Update
Descriptor Criteria | Where do APMAs fit? | Missing Opportunities
Development | Validation | Further Opportunities | Conclusions

Further Opportunities

We are now in a position to identify opportunities for further work. For example:

  • Have knowledgeable people experienced in each application area critique each structure.
  • Review more recent PM literature for additional descriptors to test the structure's flexibility
  • Continue development of the Glossary and possibly segregate it into the four different APMAs
  • Attract interest in this PMKS device for testing in a practical application.

In the course of this extensive work we have been plagued by the question "Why should anyone use this (type of) structure rather than any other?"

We believe that the answer to this question may lie in Miller's classic psychology paper "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on our Capacity for Processing Information" (George A. Miller, 1956, Harvard University first published in Psychology Review, 63, 81-97. Also on Internet: http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Miller/)

Without any preconceived limitations, our original concept mapping exercises arrived at branches generally within this range. This quality alone should make the structure more amenable to acceptance as a vehicle for both universal and specific application area learning and project management professionalism.

Validation Validation of the Structure

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