Tag Archives: Common Language

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

Why does the PMBOK® Guide uses contradictory language? Follow up

Since we have published the last article on the PMBOK® Guide we are receiving feedback. The challenge is that feedback is coming on different online groups so it is hard to address for all. Therefore, we decided to use this follow-up post to address some of the feedback; without naming the people commenting.

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Why does the PMBOK® Guide uses contradictory language?

Abstract

One of the objectives of the PMBOK® Guide is to promote a common language then why does it include contradictory terms or misleading terms?  Continue reading