Tag Archives: Charter

Is a common language in project management a reality or wishful thinking?

There are too many debates on social media, especially LinkedIn, and by subject matter experts and even thought leaders in project management about the need to have a common language.

One of the justifications for documents like the PMBOK Guide, the ANSI approved PM Standard, ISO 21500, and many other resources is a common language.

Well, is this a myth? Is it even possible to have a universal – global – worldwide – one-language in project management? Continue reading

Project Management, Social Media, and (mis)information (مع تسجيل فيديو بالعربي)

It is quite common nowadays the use of social media to network, share knowledge, and learn. Project management is one of those domains that we also use social media for.

It is also common to find many groups on social media sites dedicated to project management, especially those sites advocating the PMP certifications and posting questions daily or hourly.

What are some of the issues, challenges, problems, and opportunities that we see with such groups? Continue reading

Is the project charter the first document on the project?

Earlier today I saw a post from a colleague that triggered this short post.

What my colleague had posted is guidelines about how to complete the “first” document on a project. In the view of person posting the message, that first document is the project charter. 

This is not a correct statement.

Yes, developing a charter is the first process in the #PMBOK Guide but that does not make it as the first document produced on a project.

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How is the PMBOK Guide changing? Part 1

Introduction

Over the years, the PMBOK Guide has the ANSI stamp on the cover, giving the impression that the whole guide is an ANSI Standard. However, inside the guide, one can find a mention that the ANSI Standard was part of Chapter 3 in the 3rd and 4th edition of the guide and an Annex in the 5th edition. Yet, people missed this point.

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How many charters are there on a project?

Is there one charter on a project or more? Is there one management plan or more? What are the process groups and how are they different from project phases. Many questions related to the PMBOK® Guide.

Now – how many charters are there on a project? Continue reading