Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for January 2015


PM People/Education News

31 December 2014 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com. According to Max:

141231-pmwj30-wideman-PHOTOTo start the year in Papers we present Part 1 of our review of a must-read book: Reconstructing Project Management by Professor Peter Morris. Truly academic and thoroughly researched but, as we found out, thoroughly readable.

Our Guest this month is Pat Weaver who presents a challenging case study of the governance over the construction of the well-known Crystal Palace exhibition hall in London in 1851. It was a remarkable achievement – cost effective and timely completed, but how did they do it? You decide!

In Musings, in this Challenged by the Word “Scope”?Part 1 we question the value of an “official” Glossary of project management terms and how all authors should handle definitions. We had intended to discuss the meaning of Scope, but we’ll do that next month.

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 former chair of the board 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 project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.