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This page links to superseded papers from the last 20 years on topics that have evolved, have dropped out of the modern view of project management, or have been updated.

Sections included in Retired Papers:

- Organisations and Governance
- Project and Program Management
- Planning, Controls and Forensic Analysis
- General Interest

Organisations and Governance

Aspects of project management that are primarily the responsibility of Directors supported by senior executives within the organisation.

Governance systems & the oversight of Project Delivery Capability: The structuring and oversight of the organisation’s capability to manage its overall portfolio of projects and programs including the interaction between project management systems and the organisation’s overall management and governance systems. Click through to our current governance papers.

PP: The six functions of governance. Replaced by WP1096.

PP: Effective Project Governance – A Cultural Sea Change!
This paper references 3 KPMG reports - PDF versions of the reports are available for download
- Download KPMG 2002 Survey - Executive Summary
- Download KPMG 2002 Survey - Report
- Download KPMG 2003 Survey - Asia Pacific Update
- Download KPMG 2005 Survey - Summary
- Download KPMG 2005 Survey - Report
PP: Effective Project Governance – The Tools for Success.

PP: Effective Project Governance – Linking PMI’s Standards to Project Governance.

Characteristics of organisations: Culture, structure and capabilities, and how this impacts PMOs and project management.

Art: Is project management a standard process or a cultural process?

Enterprise Tools and systems (software).


Project and Program Management

Stakeholder engagement and management

PP: Introducing a Stakeholder Management Methodology into the EU. This paper describes the introduction of the Stakeholder Circle® methodology and software into the European Union by Tiba Managementberatung GmbH.

DP: Who are your Chapter’s stakeholders really? Ways to define, understand and engage the stakeholder community around a PMI Chapter.

Art: Why Stakeholders Matter (G003).  A review of the Terminal 5 opening at Heathrow, Published in The Chief Executive

Planning, Controls and Forensic Analysis

Forensic Analysis: Aspects of project management that are primarily focused on understanding the causes of project issues and problems and/or developing and assessing the implication of issues or problems.

PP: Adjudication Pressurises Project Administration. Some potential options open to construction industry professionals to address and manage the impact of the Acts on projects in which they are involved.

PP: Calculating and Using Float [P110] (See G001 for updated version). The concept of schedule float is the creation of the Critical Path Method (CPM) of scheduling in the late 1950s. In the 60s and 70s significant advances ion the concept of float occurred as the ADM scheduling methodology developed. Much of this sophistication has been lost in the intervening 40 years as the PDM methodology gained precedence. How significant is this loss of insight?

Prs: Communication in organisations: making the schedule effective. There is no point working hard to develop a schedule that is not used! Once the schedule has been created or updated, it is its role as a communication medium that can have the most powerful influence on the successful delivery of a project and the skills outlined in this presentation become critical to realizing the value embedded in the scheduling tool. A newer version of this paper is available on our Scheduling Good Practice page.


General Interest

PP: Published Papers: Written conference papers, journal articles, significant magazine articles and books.
Prs: Presentations: Conference presentations (PowerPoint only).
DP: Discussion Papers: An in-depth discussion of a topic, including third party resources.
WP: White Papers: Shorter reference papers.
Art: Articles: Short topical discussions published in a variety of media.
Blg: Blogs: Selected blog posts from Mosaic and SRMM websites

Self-paced EVM Training

Risk management template

Self-paced PMI-SP Training

Stakeholder management tools