We are now in a position to identify opportunities for further work. For example:
- Have knowledgeable people experienced in each application area critique
- Review more recent PM literature for additional descriptors to test the
- 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 ø 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.