Published here July 2017

Introduction | The Challenge
Justification for Different Groupings: Project Management Hierarchy | Industry/Product Sectors
Internet Research | Taming the Long List of Industry Sectors
Significant Difference in Types of Output | Putting "Work" and "Product" Together
Comments Regarding Appendix A | Summary of Our Deliberations

Summary of Our Deliberations

Putting all this together, we can now add these descriptions to our original Figure 1 to present a summary chart of Glossaries as shown in Figure 3.

Group

Glossary Name

Ref**

Type

Level in Group hierarchy and Comments

Project Domain

GoVernance

V

Corporate Policy

Overarching all PM activities

PortFolio

F

PPfM Discipline

Level 1-Incl. relevant T&T

High

ProGram

G

PgM Discipline

Level 2-Ditto

ProJect

J

SPM Discipline

Level 3-Ditto

Tools & TechNiques

N

PM Processes

Level 4-All T&T only

Low

Industry/Product Sector (Area of PM Application)

Construction

C

Tangible-Craft

Group Category 1

Low

Healthcare (Administration)

H

Intangible-Craft

Group Category 2

Manufacturing

M

Tangible-Intellect

Group Category 3

Info Technology (& High Tech work)

T

Intangible-Intellect

Group Category 4

High

Note re column marked "Ref**": As well as being used for sorting, these letters appear against each entry in the various Glossaries to show in which other Glossaries the entry will be found. This provides an indication of the degree of universality of the term in question.

Figure 3: Glossaries in the Project Domain and in Industry/Product Sectors

Of course, we recognize that our analysis and findings are far from perfect; not least because of the number of subjective judgments we have had to make. Nevertheless, we hope that we have achieved our objective of developing a set of Glossaries that are more user-friendly, useful and reliable.

To see and order, go HERE.

Comments Regarding Appendix A  Comments Regarding Appendix A
  
Home | Issacons | PM Glossary | Papers & Books | Max's Musings
Guest Articles | Contact Info | Search My Site | Site Map | Top of Page