Wideman Project Management Website updates announced for October 2014



30 September 2014 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max (pictured):

140930-pmwj27-wideman-IMAGEThis month, in Part 2 of Robert Goatham’s Guest paper on Lessons in Learning, he eschews “tools and techniques” training in favor of even “Higher-Order Thinking Skills”. These are the essential skills for project managers to manage large and complex projects. The costs of such training should be judged against the costs of project failure.

In Part 3 of 4 of our Paper on Defining Project Success, respondents to the discussion distinguish between successive levels of the typical corporate management hierarchy and how each views “success” differently. The difference between “project success” and “product success” is also an issue. Read the discussion for valuable insights and examples.

In Part 2 of 3 as a follow up to last month’s Musings on Implementing a Standard Project Management Methodology we discover, among other things, that not everyone interprets the word “project” the same way — and some even see “project management” differently.

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.