Project Managers – full of BS?

Project Managers are really full of BS.  By that, of course, I mean Breakdown Structures.  Work Breakdown Structures.  Risk Breakdown Structures, Organizational Breakdown Structures, Resource Breakdown Structures.

That last one – Resource Breakdown Structure – and a recent episode of the excellent US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS – yet another BS, but not a Breakdown Structure) show, called Nova – got me thinking.  Isn’t the Earth a resource?  Is there such a thing as a World Breakdown Structure?

 

Read the entire post here:

https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/43048/Project-Managers—were-full-of-BS

 

 

Hiding in Plain Sight

The Sixth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide does not, sadly, even mention sustainability.  One could read it thinking that unlike other PM standards, for example Prince2 and IPMA and ISO21500, they simply forgot about it.

But wait!

It’s there.

It’s just hiding.  And you just need to know where to look.

I can help.  Please see these two posts (Links below from a two-part series) from my companion blog on People, Planet, Profits, and Projects.

https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/36370/Pssst—Sustainability-is-hiding-in-the-Sixth-Edition—Part-1-of-2-

https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/36882/Pssst–Sustainability-is-hiding-in-the-Sixth-Edition—Part-2-of-2-