I was interviewed a few weeks ago - out of the blue - by Herman Mehling. Outside the myriad of Journal papers and an upcoming PMI article, this is the first time this has happened to me.
Here's the words he captured from the interview.
In the end here's the point
- Projects are managed by people answering questions posed by the 5 Immutable Principles
- How they answer these questions varies according to the domain, culture and interest in using any specific technology.
- The tools of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 are not the basis of PM 2.0.
PM (Project Management) is a Verb Not a Noun
The Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 tools are nouns. Project Management is a Verb. It's the verb of "doing" project management that might be improved with the Web 2.0 tools. Notice "might" and "improvement."
PM 2.0 is not the basis of success. Project Management is the basis of success irregardless of the version. The version is simply a marketing ploy to sell something new.
The 5 Immutable Principles of Project Management are just that, immutable - independent of the tools and people.