Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for January 2014


31 December 2013 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com.  According to Max:

131231-pmwj18-wideman-IMAGEWe start the year with a review of an important book for CEOs, the C-suite and aspiring project managers. It is titled: The Focused Organization – How Concentrating on a Few Key Initiatives Can Dramatically Improve Strategy Execution by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, with foreword by Greg Balestrero, past CEO of PMI. Antonio describes the challenge of balancing between “running-the-business” and “changing-the-business” to achieve corporate strategies. Antonio offers a new approach to strategy execution based on his experience and research. See it in Papers.

Our Guests Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre make The Case for Public-Private Partnerships over conventional procurement for the maintenance of public infrastructure and new projects. They point to the Skagit River Bridge collapse on I-5 in Washington State to underline the urgency and need.

In Musings, several commentators compare ISO 21500 Guidance on project management – A Pocket Guide with PMI’s PMBOK® Guide in an interesting LinkedIn discussion on: Are Project Management Guides Useful?

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.