Having identified a key difference between project and general management, it follows that project management is capable of being seen as a distinct profession. But by what definition? asks Lynda Bourne.
The Project Management Institute’s appeal to prevent the UK’s Association for Project Management from receiving a Royal Charter has been rejected, reports Pat Weaver, which means project management is to become a formal profession.
The busy life of a project manager means there’s little time to sharpen or even learn new skills so it’s important to select and read books that are relevant to your level and experience. Amy Cowen recommends a few for the shelf.
Sitting for the PMP exam? Regardless of whose course you have completed, testing your knowledge against questions developed by another person is a good idea. Pat Weaver explains how this prevents rote learning.
There is a distinct difference between project change control and organisational change management. We have a good idea of how to manage conventional change but struggle with transformation. Dr Lynda Bourne explains how to approach each scenario.
One of the less well-understood parts of the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition has been the significant refinement in the way project data is transformed into useful project reports. Lynda Bourne explains the flow.