Retired Papers

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This page links to superseded papers from the last 20 years on topics that have evolved, have dropped out of the modern view of project management, or have been updated..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

- Organizations & Governance
- PMBOK Knowledge Areas
- Project Controls & Scheduling
- People Skills and Advanced Project Management
- Industries, General & References
- Project Management History



Organizations & Governance

Papers in this section focus on the way organizations interface with and benefit from project, program and portfolio management, including both a general management and a governance perspective.

Governance systems & the oversight of Project Delivery Capability

The structuring and oversight of the organization’s capability to manage its overall portfolio of projects and programs including the interaction between project management systems and the organizations 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.

PP: A Maturity Model That's Right and Ready - OPM3 Past, Present and Future. This paper explores three inter-linked areas. The major elements of the OPM3: knowledge, assessment and improvement. The main aspects of the OPM3 business model: assessment, consulting, training and benchmarking. The enhanced functionality provided by the OPM3 ProductSuite (supported by certified assessors and consultants) in; assessing an organizations maturity, planning a path to improvement and measuring the effectiveness of the improvements.

Prs: OPM3 and the OPM3 ProductSuite.



PMBOK Knowledge Areas

Papers in this section focus on core project and program management skills, organized to align with chapters in the PMBOK® Guide, and the PMP & CAPM exams.




Project Controls & Scheduling

Papers in this section take an in-depth look at the functions of project controls and scheduling.

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.



People Skills and Advanced Project Management

Papers in this section focus on two areas, personal skills and competencies needed by project and program managers, and specialized functions and approaches that go beyond the core project management processes.

Stakeholder engagement and management

PP: The Paradox of Project Control in a Matrix Organisation. This paper explores the hypothesis that, within complex matrix organizations, the ‘zone’ between the strategic vision set by senior management and the projects created to fulfil it, is a highly complex and dynamic organism. 
Note: The published version of this paper is 'The Paradox of Project Control'.

PP: The Paradox of Project Control in a Matrix Organisation (PPT). Powerpoint presentation to support the above paper.

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.


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.



Industries, General & References

Papers in this section include a focus on specific industries, general references and links to PPP definitions and vocabulary and other useful links.



Project Management History

Papers in this section look at the origins of modern project management and the evolution of aspects of project controls from 4000 BCE to the present.

Prs: The Origins of Modern Project Management. PowerPoint presentation to VPUG, July 2007 meeting discussing the ways in which management and technological innovations of the 20th century interacted to encourage the establishment of project management tools (particularly scheduling), leading to the formation of PM institutes, which in turn created the profession of modern project management. The full published paper is in the PMKI History section



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