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The Project Management Project (B3)

Focusing on the wrong thing TPM: traditional project management PPA:  profitably performing asset Constraint trifecta (budget-schedule-quality) Valunomy vs cost effectiveness.  When a project is managed in accordance with the constraint trifecta discussed in a previous article (the ubiquitous cost-time-quality triangle), the necessary obsession with cost containment within the project management group will be translated into […]


The Project Management Project (B2)

Why traditional project management fails TPM: traditional project management PPA:  profitably performing asset Why project management fails.  Modern project management is taken to be sound.  Its theoretical underpinnings are assumed to be essentially complete save for a few details (echoing, in a sense, the 19th century views of physics before quantum mechanics and relativity obliterated […]


The Project Management Project (A3)

Towards an investment-centric perspective Striving to thrive.  In the new paradigm introduced in the previous article, the matter of profitability of the future asset was placed at the top of management’s priority.  The management of the project, being circumscribed by the constraint diamond (see Figure 1.2 in previous article) becomes investment-centric.  This is what is […]


The new reference for all things project management is here!

 18 AUGUST 2017 Calgary, Alberta It is my pleasure to announce the official release of Investment-Centric Project Management, coming out globally this coming August, under the diligent care of J Ross Publishing, Inc., of Plantation, Florida, USA. Read more about the game-changing features of the book in the BOOKS page.  Your can pre-order ICPM directly […]



Capital projects in the era of $50 oil – Part 2

The two-legged stool.  In this second installment of my exploration of the new reality of capital project delivery, I take on a sacred cow of the project management dogma: the constraint trifecta, named for the trade-off triangle familiar to anyone who was ever associated with projects (see image below).  Traditional project management (TPM) practice states […]