first published this interview on their web site in November 2006.

Published here May, 2008.

Editor's Note | PMH Introduction | PMH Interview

PMH Introduction

"It is hard to find a PM who has never heard of Max Wideman, a legendary figure and a guru of the PM Universe. Max was the President of PMI in 1987 and later the Chairman of the Board in 1988. More interestingly to all of us here, Max is the "Father of PMBOK." He was the Master PM who launched PMBOK at its birth. Max led a team of PMs to write the first ever PMBOK that was published in 1987. For this gigantic effort and Max's other contributions, Max received PMI's Distinguished Contribution and Person of the Year (1985, 1986). He also founded our local PMI Chapter, The West Coast B.C. Chapter

Max wrote two books for PMI, A Framework for Project and Program Integration (1991) and Project and Program Risk Management: A guide to Managing Project Risk and Opportunities (1992), and donated it to PMI. He has contributed chapters to Project Risk Management in Project Management Handbook (PMI/Jossey-Bass, 1998); How to Motivate All Stakeholders to Work Together in Field Guide to Project Management (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998, 2004) and Professional and Personal Development Management: A Practical Approach to Education and Training in Project Management for the Business Professional - A Comprehensive Guide (Wiley, 2001). His latest book is A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration. (Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2004). He has also published more than 75 papers on Project Management.

Max is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the PMI, and a long-time member of the Institute of Management (UK). He is recognized internationally as a speaker and workshop leader having presented seminars and papers on a variety of project management topics in eleven different countries.

Now let us start our interview with Max."
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