New information added monthly
December 2013 - David Harrison's Guest paper Win That Contract: The 23 Biggest Mistakes That Bidders Make - Part 3 covers Strategies and Tactics, Evidence, Content and Presentation, and Post-tender Interviews.
In Papers, Book 2 of our Reviews Set #5 is a relatively small book that sets out The Bare facts [in] Naked Project Management. This month our Musings asks the desperate question: Why do we keep Reinventing the Project Manageent Wheel?
November 2013 - For those involved in procurement of goods and services under contract for their projects, David Harrison's Guest paper Win That Contract: The 23 Biggest Mistakes That Bidders Make - Part 2 covers Processes, PQQ and Bid Teams, and Understanding.
In Papers, Book 1 of our Reviews Set #5 is a substantial review of a well-established book on practical Project Management, European style, now in its 10th edition. In Musings, we report on an intriguing question and answer exchange with Oliver Lehmann of Munich, Germany. We tend to disagree with Project Management in Lehmann's Terms.
October 2013 - Are you involved in procurement of goods and services under contract for your project, as a buyer or seller? Then read David Harrison's Guest paper Win That Contract: The 23 Biggest Mistakes That Bidders Make - Part 1 covers Competitive Advantage and Relationships. Part 2 will follow next month. In your efforts to motivate your team, Should Team Members Show Appreciation to Their Leader? This Musings includes suggestions and what you can expect.
In Papers, Book 1 of our Reviews Set #4 is a pocket guide by Jean-Pierre Capron for Those Daring Enough to Take Responsibility for Large Industrial Projects. This is a valuable read for anyone in the exciting world of construction project management. From Book 2, by Jeremie Averous you can Learn the Secrets of the Great Project Leaders - Project Soft Power. Jeremie cleverly contrasts the outcomes of two parts of a tunneling project run by two opposing styles of project leadership. Book 3 is A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts by Dennis Bolles, & Darrel Hubbard. In the first third of the book, the authors explain and advocate for a more comprehensive and responsible Project Business Management Office. The remainder of the book cites a large number of actual case examples.
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It is not for me to tell you how to run your project — that's your decision. Nor am I trying to teach you project management — there are plenty of excellent books and courses to do that. You see, any fool can make things complicated, my goal is to keep it simple! Nevertheless, there are over 12,500 pages of project management information on this site and, to find what you are looking for, either:
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Issacons stands for Issues and Considerations and are sets of slides providing summary information responding to a specific question associated with a particular project management topic.
Designed to save hours of searching when all you want is a simple checklist, they provide the reader with succinct information. Issacons are more detailed than a plain bulleted list.
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My thoughts on various incidental project management topics.
A free-on-web comparative glossary (version 3.1) designed to show how many common terms mean different things to different people, thereby leaving you free to create your own distinct version for your particular project.
Points of view from other contributors.
Papers and Book Reviews: Thought provoking and valuable insights into project management. Books I have written.
Project management tip of the month
The two-memo maximum principle: Never send more than two memos on the same subject. If you don't get an answer, forget it!
Project Management 101
Start here for a fun edutoon series on project management — things you should know but may have forgotten.
The Wideman Education Foundation ("WEF" 2007) is a registered charity tax-exempt status under the Canadian Federal Government Income Tax Act. WEF offers a win-win opportunity for donors and sponsors with a simple value proposition:
• Project competitions that introduce high school students to basic project management skills and experience
• Identification of enthusiastic students capable of teamwork and team leadership that benefit both family and community
• Planting the seeds of a future project-ready workforce for companies in need of project talent
"Great oaks from little acorns grow"
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The Wideman Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms
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Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration
expands on my original well-known book A Frameword for Project and Program Management Integration published by the Project Management Institute in 1991. Find out more HERE. Also available as an E-Book. Order your copy HERE.