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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Matching The Right Project Managers With The Right Project Types

    This paper could be seen as an extension to his "Notes on credentialing and assessing project managers" in a recent issue of this journal. However, it moves away from generic assessments and accreditation of project manages to the more immediate practical challenge of finding the right project managers for the...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Six Degrees Of Separation, Chaos/complexity Theory, Social Networking And Project Management

    Six Degrees of Separation is the foundation of social media websites such as FaceBook, Plaxo, LinkedIn, and others that you or your company may use for personal or professional reasons. With the expansion of these networks, many companies are choosing to restrict these sites; however, some organizations are beginning to...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Systemic Innovation And The Role Of Program Management As An Enabler In The Engineering & Construction Industry

    Periodically it is necessary to step outside of one's day-to-day frame of reference and question whether a current paradigm will suffice into the future. This paper is intended as one such look at a current paradigm, in this case the engineering and construction industry model. The purpose of this paper...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Corporative Project Management Office Proposal

    In the PMBOK Guide the Project Management Institute defines project management as "Knowledge, skills, tools and techniques developed for the project activities in order to meet their needs". The authors make use of projects usually to carry out the strategic plan of the organization. A portfolio is a set of...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Completion Confidence Measurement Tractatus (CCMT)

    On November 9, 2010, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner test plane made an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas when the flight crew detected smoke in the passenger compartment. The airplane was originally scheduled to enter service in May of 2008. Currently Boeing officials are quiet about how the incident will affect...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Black Swan Risks

    Much has been written on Black Swan type risks, sometimes treated as the risks from Unknown Unknowns. Do Black Swans inhabit the world of program management and are they truly Unknown Unknowns? In 17th century Europe all observable swans were white and by extension all swans were therefore assumed to...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Some Implications Of A Changing World For The Management Of Projects

    This paper is concerned with identifying a variety of changes and/or trends which have occurred in the world at large over the past couple of decades, and with charting the implications of these changes/ trends for the management of projects. Much of this material comes from existing publications, particularly in...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Moving A Project Organisation Towards A Customer/marketfocused Orientation

    In earlier papers in this journal the author has criticised the lack of attention given to customers/clients in the project management literature. These papers included recommendations for adding market/client-focused perspectives to project management, a proposed client/customer classification to help focus more attention on these key parties, and processes for identifying/verifying...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Program And Agile Management: Two Birds Of A Feather?

    Projects are traditionally used to manage change in an ordered way; in the last decade though, they have become more and more "Unordered" as project management is increasingly used to manage complex situations in a turbulent environment. These circumstances have shown the need for more responsive forms for managing change...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Is Something Missing From Project Management?

    There are many elements to a project requirements, schedule, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and every project is complex and extremely difficult to manage to successful completion, even those considered "Small." The majority of the life of a project occurs during its execution. Although the execution phase is...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Complexity Measurement: A New Comprehensive Metric For Project Management

    The dynamism and volatility of a project or a portfolio (frequently changing scope, objectives, priorities, resource allocation, etc) imply that the project can no longer be managed and governed with static or predefined metrics, methodologies and best practices. As the environment in which a project has to be managed becomes...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Integrative Thinking Skills For Program Managers

    This paper presents a framework to improve program management through integrative thinking skills and shows an application in a supply chain environment. Integrative thinking could be adopted by program managers through three essential skills: Visualizing systems, connecting people and creating desired futures. As a result, program managers can develop the...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Polaris And Risk Management

    Most project managers around the world are familiar with the term risk management. After all, it is one of the PMBOK Guides knowledge areas. Most of them learned what the authors needed to concerning risk and risk management to pass the certification exam. The actual use of it is another...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Evaluation In Ethiopia: Institutional Setting, Experiences, Challenges And Prospects

    Arguably "Evaluation" is one of the most dubious words in development theory and practice. Many definitions are roaming around, though its remains to be difficult to get an all inclusive definition. Hence, the concept of "Evaluating" development interventions, starting from policy to programmes and onto projects, has remained to be...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Notes On Project Management, General Management, And Organisational Change

    Increased specialisation in the past half-century has certainly benefited the avocation of project management. However, there appear to be some negative consequences of this specialisation. This paper first notes that 'Classic' general management functions are intimately interwoven in project management processes, a subject that was discussed in more detail in...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Conceptual Framework For Corporate Governance In Nigeria - Challenges And Panaceas

    This research paper reviews the conceptual framework of corporate governance in Nigeria and seeks to understand current best practice, the challenges, the failure and offered policy recommendations as panaceas for efficient implementation of empirically validated international corporate governance best practice in Nigeria. This paper identified the underdeveloped nature of the...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Implementing Project Management As Part Of A Corporate Cost Reduction Program

    The Chief Executive is now the champion for driving the project management practices within the organization. Implementation of project management is more than delivering project on time and under budget, it is the major tool for achieving sustainable cost savings in the Corporation. Most organizations implement Project Management with a...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Strategic Application Of Project Management Principles At A South African Graduate Business School

    As part of the Nelson Mandela University (NMU)'s internationalization strategy, the Management Graduate School (MGS) had introduced a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree program in Eritrea in 2003. However, the launching of the MBA degree program in Eritrea failed due to a number of factors. The MGS later launched...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Relationships Between Project Management And General Management

    This paper first discusses how the two most prominent project management bodies of knowledge see their relationships with general management. The PMBOK Guide (PMI 2004) very directly points out the importance of general management and allied topics (here called 'Supporting' topics) in managing projects. However, whilst it lists the latter...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Will Project Management Systems Get A New Pillar Soon?

    A project management system has its essential character in processes that can be related consistent with best practices to express a project plan. If not influenced by uncertainty, then the system assures a controllable development of the plan, otherwise the authors must change the plan. However, there are problems with...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Programme Managing The Supply Chain Portfolio

    Effective and efficient management of the Supply Chain Portfolio is widely regarded as the key to optimal organisational performance. How to achieve this has remained a complex challenge to executives. This paper proposes programme managing the project driven and non-project driven components of the Supply Chain Portfolio as a sustainable...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Perspectives On Program/project Stakeholder And Benefits Management

    This paper discusses different perspectives in the literature about the relationships of program/project stakeholders and benefits. Identification and classifications of stakeholders are first summarized. This paper focuses on key beneficiary and adversarial stakeholders, and particularly on the presence/absence of links between key beneficiary stakeholder management and benefits management in the...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Need For Strategic Project Management Approach To Implement And Sustain Successful Economic Development Projects In Less Developed Countries (LDCs)

    This paper is in response to a clarion call to fill the deficit in the literature of project management and economic development by stimulating the beginning of a discussion on the challenges, prospects and panaceas of implementing and sustaining economic development projects in LDCs by utilizing strategic project management as...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Defining & Classifying Project Management Methodologies

    Across all industrial sectors, project management has become an essential element in the successful delivery of projects. Regardless of the industrial sector or size of project, Project Management Methodologies (PMM) can be applied to improve the probability of meeting the project goals. It is also widely agreed by researchers that...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Adding Marketing Perspectives To Program/project Management?

    In previous papers in this journal the author has noted the lack of attention give to clients/customers in the program/ project literature. This reflects the fact that this literature is strongly production-focused and essentially introspective. From the author own experience the author believe this needs correction, and in recent times...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Reliability And Productivity Models Of The Elements Of Work Flows

    Classical theory of reliability is applicable for the project's reliability analysis. The main idea behind the mathematical modeling of the project's reliability is to represent the entire project as a mixed system of parallel-serial human actions. Every human action, depending on the difficulty of the problems under investigation, with some...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Assessing The Art And Science Of Project Management

    The organization's project managers influence the success or failure of people business to a greater extent that might imagine. If people business activity is mainly organized on a project basis, as is commonly the case nowadays, project managers represent one of the most important investments. Whether dealing with a critical...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Identifying/verifying Customers' Needs Before Specifying Product/service Requirements In The Program/project Context

    In an earlier paper, the author pointed out that customers/clients do not feature nearly as prominently in the program/project literature as stakeholders as large. Indeed, they are often listed as just another set of stakeholders. The author put a case for more attention to be given to the importance of...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Change Management For IT Project Managers - A Practical Approach

    Traditionally project managers have been trained to view project success as an open- and shut case defined by meeting all agreed-upon scope requirements within an allocated timeframe and within a pre-determined budget. However, newer trends in project management tend to define project success on a broader basis adding such concepts...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Healthcare Project Management In The New Economy

    Public health care spending in the United States is expected to have its largest single year increase in 2009. Once the recession starts to ease next year, there should be an upturn in both private and public health care spending. Starting in 2010, private health care spending is expected to...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Strategic Program Management: Key To "Giga" Program Delivery

    Across many markets we are seeing dramatic growth in the scale and complexity of capital construction programs. Like all programs, these consist of a series of discrete but closely coupled projects that when taken in their entirety enables an owner to meet a set of well defined strategic objectives. And...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    The New Federal Project Management Credential

    An important movement has begun within the U.S. federal government; for the first time ever civilian employees have the opportunity to earn a certification in project and program management that was created specifically for them. This new certification credential, the Federal Acquisition Certification in Program and Project Management (FAC-P/PM) has...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // May 2009

    State Equation Of Projects And Project Change Analysis

    Contemporary project management needs high-level quantitative representations of projects for their successful planning and execution. Such representation is possible on the basis of balance equations for the total effort of the project. On the basis of this balance equations can be obtained so-called state equation of projects. This paper presents...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Innovation & Project Management - Exploring The Links

    If innovation was traditionally seen as technology-led, it now covers a much broader canvas. Innovation is possibly best defined as the exploration and exploitation of new ideas in pursuit of a competitive advantage. The pressure to be competitive drives innovation across the range of business practices, and, conversely, innovation is...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Human Effort Dynamics And Schedule Risk Analysis

    Human work duration and related risks are the results of human actions. Therefore quantitative analysis of human action dynamics is becoming a problem of paramount importance for the new challenges of project planning and schedule risk analysis. In most cases contemporary schedule risk analysis is not adequate because we do...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Using Program Management To Achieve Global Product And Service Development Success

    Visionary leaders of today have recognized that competitive advantages can be gained over their rivals with an effective globalization strategy. Globalization is now an essential business strategy for companies engaged in developing products and services. Those organizational leaders who are not currently engaged in global expansion of their businesses have...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Innovative Product R&D - The Value Of Project Management Practice In China

    Project Management is more than delivering project deliverables on time, under budget, with quality specified. A majority of project assignments were "Missions Impossible" to Project Managers and it becomes a challenge for a professional project manager's initiative and creative thinking during project life cycle. It is what we called competency...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Six Sigma Vs. PMBOK Complementary And Mutually Supporting Methodologies For Handling Projects

    Sigma (the lower-case Greek letter ?) is used to represent standard deviation (a measure of variation) of a population (lower-case 's', is an estimate, based on a sample). The term "Six sigma process" comes from the notion that if one has six standard deviations between the mean of a process...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Six Sigma Vs. PMBOK Complementary And Mutually Supporting Methodologies For Handling Projects

    Sigma (the lower-case Greek letter ?) is used to represent standard deviation (a measure of variation) of a population (lower-case 's', is an estimate, based on a sample). The term "Six sigma process" comes from the notion that if one has six standard deviations between the mean of a process...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Moving A Project Organisation Towards A Customer/marketfocused Orientation

    In earlier papers in this journal the author has criticised the lack of attention given to customers/clients in the project management literature. These papers included recommendations for adding market/client-focused perspectives to project management, a proposed client/customer classification to help focus more attention on these key parties, and processes for identifying/verifying...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Program And Agile Management: Two Birds Of A Feather?

    Projects are traditionally used to manage change in an ordered way; in the last decade though, they have become more and more "Unordered" as project management is increasingly used to manage complex situations in a turbulent environment. These circumstances have shown the need for more responsive forms for managing change...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Is Something Missing From Project Management?

    There are many elements to a project requirements, schedule, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and every project is complex and extremely difficult to manage to successful completion, even those considered "Small." The majority of the life of a project occurs during its execution. Although the execution phase is...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Integrative Thinking Skills For Program Managers

    This paper presents a framework to improve program management through integrative thinking skills and shows an application in a supply chain environment. Integrative thinking could be adopted by program managers through three essential skills: Visualizing systems, connecting people and creating desired futures. As a result, program managers can develop the...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Polaris And Risk Management

    Most project managers around the world are familiar with the term risk management. After all, it is one of the PMBOK Guides knowledge areas. Most of them learned what the authors needed to concerning risk and risk management to pass the certification exam. The actual use of it is another...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Evaluation In Ethiopia: Institutional Setting, Experiences, Challenges And Prospects

    Arguably "Evaluation" is one of the most dubious words in development theory and practice. Many definitions are roaming around, though its remains to be difficult to get an all inclusive definition. Hence, the concept of "Evaluating" development interventions, starting from policy to programmes and onto projects, has remained to be...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Notes On Project Management, General Management, And Organisational Change

    Increased specialisation in the past half-century has certainly benefited the avocation of project management. However, there appear to be some negative consequences of this specialisation. This paper first notes that 'Classic' general management functions are intimately interwoven in project management processes, a subject that was discussed in more detail in...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Conceptual Framework For Corporate Governance In Nigeria - Challenges And Panaceas

    This research paper reviews the conceptual framework of corporate governance in Nigeria and seeks to understand current best practice, the challenges, the failure and offered policy recommendations as panaceas for efficient implementation of empirically validated international corporate governance best practice in Nigeria. This paper identified the underdeveloped nature of the...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Implementing Project Management As Part Of A Corporate Cost Reduction Program

    The Chief Executive is now the champion for driving the project management practices within the organization. Implementation of project management is more than delivering project on time and under budget, it is the major tool for achieving sustainable cost savings in the Corporation. Most organizations implement Project Management with a...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Strategic Application Of Project Management Principles At A South African Graduate Business School

    As part of the Nelson Mandela University (NMU)'s internationalization strategy, the Management Graduate School (MGS) had introduced a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree program in Eritrea in 2003. However, the launching of the MBA degree program in Eritrea failed due to a number of factors. The MGS later launched...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Relationships Between Project Management And General Management

    This paper first discusses how the two most prominent project management bodies of knowledge see their relationships with general management. The PMBOK Guide (PMI 2004) very directly points out the importance of general management and allied topics (here called 'Supporting' topics) in managing projects. However, whilst it lists the latter...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Will Project Management Systems Get A New Pillar Soon?

    A project management system has its essential character in processes that can be related consistent with best practices to express a project plan. If not influenced by uncertainty, then the system assures a controllable development of the plan, otherwise the authors must change the plan. However, there are problems with...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Programme Managing The Supply Chain Portfolio

    Effective and efficient management of the Supply Chain Portfolio is widely regarded as the key to optimal organisational performance. How to achieve this has remained a complex challenge to executives. This paper proposes programme managing the project driven and non-project driven components of the Supply Chain Portfolio as a sustainable...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Perspectives On Program/project Stakeholder And Benefits Management

    This paper discusses different perspectives in the literature about the relationships of program/project stakeholders and benefits. Identification and classifications of stakeholders are first summarized. This paper focuses on key beneficiary and adversarial stakeholders, and particularly on the presence/absence of links between key beneficiary stakeholder management and benefits management in the...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Need For Strategic Project Management Approach To Implement And Sustain Successful Economic Development Projects In Less Developed Countries (LDCs)

    This paper is in response to a clarion call to fill the deficit in the literature of project management and economic development by stimulating the beginning of a discussion on the challenges, prospects and panaceas of implementing and sustaining economic development projects in LDCs by utilizing strategic project management as...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Defining & Classifying Project Management Methodologies

    Across all industrial sectors, project management has become an essential element in the successful delivery of projects. Regardless of the industrial sector or size of project, Project Management Methodologies (PMM) can be applied to improve the probability of meeting the project goals. It is also widely agreed by researchers that...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Adding Marketing Perspectives To Program/project Management?

    In previous papers in this journal the author has noted the lack of attention give to clients/customers in the program/ project literature. This reflects the fact that this literature is strongly production-focused and essentially introspective. From the author own experience the author believe this needs correction, and in recent times...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Reliability And Productivity Models Of The Elements Of Work Flows

    Classical theory of reliability is applicable for the project's reliability analysis. The main idea behind the mathematical modeling of the project's reliability is to represent the entire project as a mixed system of parallel-serial human actions. Every human action, depending on the difficulty of the problems under investigation, with some...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Assessing The Art And Science Of Project Management

    The organization's project managers influence the success or failure of people business to a greater extent that might imagine. If people business activity is mainly organized on a project basis, as is commonly the case nowadays, project managers represent one of the most important investments. Whether dealing with a critical...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Identifying/verifying Customers' Needs Before Specifying Product/service Requirements In The Program/project Context

    In an earlier paper, the author pointed out that customers/clients do not feature nearly as prominently in the program/project literature as stakeholders as large. Indeed, they are often listed as just another set of stakeholders. The author put a case for more attention to be given to the importance of...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Change Management For IT Project Managers - A Practical Approach

    Traditionally project managers have been trained to view project success as an open- and shut case defined by meeting all agreed-upon scope requirements within an allocated timeframe and within a pre-determined budget. However, newer trends in project management tend to define project success on a broader basis adding such concepts...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Healthcare Project Management In The New Economy

    Public health care spending in the United States is expected to have its largest single year increase in 2009. Once the recession starts to ease next year, there should be an upturn in both private and public health care spending. Starting in 2010, private health care spending is expected to...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Strategic Program Management: Key To "Giga" Program Delivery

    Across many markets we are seeing dramatic growth in the scale and complexity of capital construction programs. Like all programs, these consist of a series of discrete but closely coupled projects that when taken in their entirety enables an owner to meet a set of well defined strategic objectives. And...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    The New Federal Project Management Credential

    An important movement has begun within the U.S. federal government; for the first time ever civilian employees have the opportunity to earn a certification in project and program management that was created specifically for them. This new certification credential, the Federal Acquisition Certification in Program and Project Management (FAC-P/PM) has...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // May 2009

    State Equation Of Projects And Project Change Analysis

    Contemporary project management needs high-level quantitative representations of projects for their successful planning and execution. Such representation is possible on the basis of balance equations for the total effort of the project. On the basis of this balance equations can be obtained so-called state equation of projects. This paper presents...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Innovation & Project Management - Exploring The Links

    If innovation was traditionally seen as technology-led, it now covers a much broader canvas. Innovation is possibly best defined as the exploration and exploitation of new ideas in pursuit of a competitive advantage. The pressure to be competitive drives innovation across the range of business practices, and, conversely, innovation is...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Human Effort Dynamics And Schedule Risk Analysis

    Human work duration and related risks are the results of human actions. Therefore quantitative analysis of human action dynamics is becoming a problem of paramount importance for the new challenges of project planning and schedule risk analysis. In most cases contemporary schedule risk analysis is not adequate because we do...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Using Program Management To Achieve Global Product And Service Development Success

    Visionary leaders of today have recognized that competitive advantages can be gained over their rivals with an effective globalization strategy. Globalization is now an essential business strategy for companies engaged in developing products and services. Those organizational leaders who are not currently engaged in global expansion of their businesses have...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Innovative Product R&D - The Value Of Project Management Practice In China

    Project Management is more than delivering project deliverables on time, under budget, with quality specified. A majority of project assignments were "Missions Impossible" to Project Managers and it becomes a challenge for a professional project manager's initiative and creative thinking during project life cycle. It is what we called competency...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Matching The Right Project Managers With The Right Project Types

    This paper could be seen as an extension to his "Notes on credentialing and assessing project managers" in a recent issue of this journal. However, it moves away from generic assessments and accreditation of project manages to the more immediate practical challenge of finding the right project managers for the...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Six Degrees Of Separation, Chaos/complexity Theory, Social Networking And Project Management

    Six Degrees of Separation is the foundation of social media websites such as FaceBook, Plaxo, LinkedIn, and others that you or your company may use for personal or professional reasons. With the expansion of these networks, many companies are choosing to restrict these sites; however, some organizations are beginning to...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Systemic Innovation And The Role Of Program Management As An Enabler In The Engineering & Construction Industry

    Periodically it is necessary to step outside of one's day-to-day frame of reference and question whether a current paradigm will suffice into the future. This paper is intended as one such look at a current paradigm, in this case the engineering and construction industry model. The purpose of this paper...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Corporative Project Management Office Proposal

    In the PMBOK Guide the Project Management Institute defines project management as "Knowledge, skills, tools and techniques developed for the project activities in order to meet their needs". The authors make use of projects usually to carry out the strategic plan of the organization. A portfolio is a set of...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Completion Confidence Measurement Tractatus (CCMT)

    On November 9, 2010, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner test plane made an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas when the flight crew detected smoke in the passenger compartment. The airplane was originally scheduled to enter service in May of 2008. Currently Boeing officials are quiet about how the incident will affect...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Black Swan Risks

    Much has been written on Black Swan type risks, sometimes treated as the risks from Unknown Unknowns. Do Black Swans inhabit the world of program management and are they truly Unknown Unknowns? In 17th century Europe all observable swans were white and by extension all swans were therefore assumed to...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Some Implications Of A Changing World For The Management Of Projects

    This paper is concerned with identifying a variety of changes and/or trends which have occurred in the world at large over the past couple of decades, and with charting the implications of these changes/ trends for the management of projects. Much of this material comes from existing publications, particularly in...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Complexity Measurement: A New Comprehensive Metric For Project Management

    The dynamism and volatility of a project or a portfolio (frequently changing scope, objectives, priorities, resource allocation, etc) imply that the project can no longer be managed and governed with static or predefined metrics, methodologies and best practices. As the environment in which a project has to be managed becomes...

    Provided By PM World Today