Project Management 2.0?


Who do you think made this statement?

“Today, we are applying the project management approach to a wider variety of projects that encompass all facets of business. Areas such as politics, risk, value, company image and reputation, goodwill, sustainability and quality are seen as potentially more important to the firm than the traditional time, cost and scope constraints. As such, the traditional project management practices we have used for decades (PM 1.0) are now seen as ineffective for managing some of these new types of projects.”

  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Ronald Regan
  3. Dr. Martin Luther King
  4. Dr. Harold Kerzner
  5. Margaret Thatcher
  6. Cesar Chavez

If you guessed number 4, you’d be correct.

Leaders, all of them, no doubt.  Thinkers, philosophers, doers, change agents, most definitely.  But only one is a project management thinker/doer who’s been thinking and doing for a long time.  And that is Dr. Harold Kerzner.  Here’s a small sample of his work:

  • 1979. Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • 1980. Project Management for Bankers. Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • 1982. Project management for executives. New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • 1984. Project Management for the Small and Medium Sized Businesses. With Hans Thamhain. Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • 1985, Project Management Policy and Strategy. With David Cleland. Van Nostrand Reinhold Publishers
  • 1985. A project management dictionary of terms. With David I. Cleland. New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • 1986. Engineering Team Management. With David Cleland. Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • 1986. Project Management Operating Guidelines. With Hans Thamhain. Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • 1998. In Search of Excellence in Project Management. Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • 1999. Project management: strategic design and implementation. With David I. Cleland
  • 2002. Strategic planning for project management using a project management maturity model
  • 2009. What Functional Managers Need to Know about Project Management. With Frank P. Saladis[5]
  • 2009. What Executives Need to Know about Project Management. With Frank P. Saladis[6]
  • 2009. Value-Driven Project Management. With Frank P. Saladis[7]
  • 2010. Managing Complex Projects.[8]
  • 2010. Project Management-Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence, 2nd Edition.[5]
  • 2011. Project Management Metrics, KPIs and Dashboards, 1st Edition[9]
  • 2012. Project management case studies
  • 2013. Project Management Metrics, KPIs and Dashboards, 2nd Edition.[7]
  • 2013. Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence, 3rd Edition.
  • 2014. Project-Based Problem Solving & Decision Making. With Belack.
  • 2014. Project Recovery: Case Studies and Techniques for Overcoming Project Failure[9]

So here’s the thing.  This well-respected, significantly-published PM thought leader is now bringing sustainability firmly in-scope for project managers.

That’s huge to us.  And it should be to you.

We would direct you to his post (from which the extract is taken).  You can find that here:

Although we obviously focus in on the sustainability aspect, there is quite a bit going on in this article to which we highly recommend you pay attention.




What does hope look like? Greg Balestrero, CEO of PMI on your role in a sustainable future.

Click on the image to see the video from IIL

For those of you who are project managers, HAPPY IPM DAY!

It’s actually a little late to wish that to you – IPM (International Project Management) Day was actually yesterday, so accept our apologies for being late!  But we are on scope and on budget…

IPM day is meant to be celebrated (see with education and sharing of experience amongst project managers.  IIL (the International Institute for Learning) sponsored a web-based event for the ‘holiday’, and amongst the resources at their virtual event was an excellent talk by Greg Balestrero, PMI’s CEO, entitled “What Does Hope Look Like?”.  The subtitle is “Project Management and a Sustainable Future”.  We urge you to have a look at it and provide the link here.

We won’t judge or summarize.  We just invite you to watch and learn.