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.
Project management associations worldwide are at the forefront of the push to have project management recognised as a profession, but what does professional project management look like? asks Dr 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.
What do business analysts do? Business analysts help to make projects easier to understand by breaking them down into smaller and more manageable pieces. Beata Green provides an introduction to business analysis.
A risk manager manages risk, of course. But this is both wrong and unhelpful. Everyone should take responsibility for managing their own risks. But does this mean we should kill the risk manager? asks Risk Doctor David Hillson.
Rather than being a ‘hero’ fighting to make your project a success, shifting to ‘Level 5 leadership’—blending extreme personal humility with intense professional will—allows you to be successful, writes Lynda Bourne.
Communities of Practice are common within a range of industries and professional groups, including project management. Elissa Farrow looks at the definition and foundation of a community and their benefits.