Concept Map Update
Returning to our concept mapping exercise, the original 1997 concept map of
project management knowledge has been updated and is now split into two levels,
see Exhibits 1 and 2.
Exhibit 1: Concept Map Level 1
At Level 1, the driver is the global competitive environment that we all now
face, whether in government, the private sector or in humble community volunteer
work projects. The enterprise environment recognizes the need for different
types of project, i.e. different APMAs, which generally determine the appropriate
style of management. At the same time, uncertainty provides opportunity, as
well as risks, spawning a variety of programs and projects.
Programs determine policy direction, project priorities, resource allocation,
and matrix management. This is clearly distinguishable from project management
which focuses on effectiveness and efficiency in real time, the project life
At Level 2, the focus is on the management of a single project as shown in
From the two exhibits, it will be noted that the attributes (as indicated by
'+') can be transformed into the PMDs of the next lower level. This is typical
of concept mapping as you drill down into greater detail.
Exhibit 2: Concept Map Level 2