Multi-Dimensional Tagging Model introduced in PM World Library


Library readers can search contents of PM World Collection via 184 topic tags in 21 categories to find project management works of interest

8 May 2014 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced a robust new searching capability for members of the PM World Library (PMWL) to help locate articles and papers on specific program/project management (P/PM) topics.  All works in the library have been tagged according to one or more of 184 topic-specific tags, grouped into 21 categories for easier searching of articles and papers.  The new tagging and search model can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/pm-world-collection/.


The categories in which topic-specific tags have been grouped include:

  • PMWJ category (advisory articles, featured papers, commentaries, etc.)
  • Programme, Project or Portfolio Management
  • Program or Project Size (five size options)
  • Phase of Program or Project (six phase options)
  • Level of P/PM Knowledge (basic, professional, strategic)
  • Organizational Responsibility Level (five responsibility levels)
  • Organization Impact (operational, new/important, mission-critical)
  • Level of P/PM Complexity (three complexity levels)
  • APM – P/PM Body of Knowledge (seven sub-categories)
  • PMI PMBOK Guide – P/PM Body of Knowledge (12 subject areas)
  • IPMA International Competence Baseline – P/PM Body of Knowledge (three competency areas)
  • Industry and Business Sector (16 broad industry groupings)
  • P/PM World Category (Research, Profession, Education, etc.)
  • Specific Applications, Methods, Tools (Agile, MS Project, etc.)
  • Personal Development (Career, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, etc.)
  • Team Development (Communication, Teamwork, Virtual PM, etc.)
  • Organization Development (Best Practices, Governance, Maturity, etc.)
  • Global/Economic/Industry/Society (seven sub-categories)
  • New Developments in P/PM (Future of P/PM, New Models, New Perspectives, etc.)
  • Projects & P/PM in Specific Locations (10 international area/content groups)
  • Other Topics (Project Failure, Success, other)

Readers can search the PM World Collection according to one or more tags and find the works in the PMWL on those topics.  The PM World Collection includes all works published in the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), currently totaling approximately 750 articles, case studies, papers and other works by more than 400 different authors.  The PM World Collection is growing by approximately 30-40 new works on P/PM topics each month.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “For our tagging and searching model, we tried to identify important aspects of project management that we think most readers will be interested in.  For example, we’ve provided tags based on program and project characteristics, management responsibility and professional interest.”

“In addition,” Pells adds, “there are a lot of tags in the personal and organization development categories.  We have papers related to career development, certifications, leadership and other topics of interest to practicing project managers and professionals.  The library also contains a growing body of works related to organizational development and performance, including the hot topics of P/PM governance and maturity.”

To see the new multi-dimensional tagging model and to search the PM World Collection, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/pm-world-collection/. Readers also have the option of searching the collection on any key words of interest.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.