Wideman PM Website updates announced for January 2019



1 January 2019 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular and educational project management website, www.maxwideman.com.  According to Max:

This month we have the following additions:

PapersProject Management Body of Knowledge Revisited – Part 2. Having established the structure of a PMBOK, the next challenge was to describe the typical social environment in which projects take place, whatever the area of PM application may be. Hence this Paper covers topics such as: PMBOK Standards, Basic functional divisions, the project life cycle, and other essential functional capabilities, as seen back in 1986-7.

Musings — In this Musings I dig a little deeper in A Look Back at the Original (PMBOK) Framework – Part 2 to examine the impact and dangers of trying to represent the art of project management solely in terms of processes. The current PMBOK Guide describes in some detail around forty to fifty project management processes that may, or may not, all be useful in successfully managing a project. As a result, I have also identified some serious short comings, ripe for correction.

If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration?  For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm.  Do you have a project management question? Find the answer at: http://www.maxwideman.com.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering.

His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.