“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.”
Dr. Martin Luther King
Dr. Harold Kerzner
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
2009. What Executives Need to Know about Project Management. With Frank P. Saladis
2009. Value-Driven Project Management. With Frank P. Saladis
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 http://internationalpmday.org) 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.