Shortfall in the PMBOK Framework

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Shortfall in the PMBOK Framework
I believe there is a major shortfall in this framework - the lack of the concept of Governance, which might be an addendum to the 'control' lozenge. Most PMs success is measured on delivering projects to time cost and quality, delivery though is the key differentiating factor. A project may be delivering perfectly to TC&Q, but if external business environmental factors have shifted, and the project is no longer viable to deliver the product that then delivers the benefit needed, the project manager now has a conflict of interest... I believe you need governance that ultimately owns projects or programmes, that remove the PM conflict of interest. It is the Governance that can decide to shut down a project, because it can no longer meet the original benefits case.

Response to Charlie Uk
Don't agree. There is no conflict of interest. The project Board makes that decision whether a project should continue to completion or not, not the P...

Response to Shortfall in the PMBOK Framework
Partial agree with Andrew, there is no say on project go or no go. In fact PM should give advices in the PM lifecycle and own the project who also nee...

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Response to Andrew
My point is there is no governance... thats the point. Without governance there is a conflict of interest for the PM, where culturally the measure o...

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