Shortfall in the PMBOK Framework

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Charlie, UK

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.

  Andrew, Germany

Response to Charlie Uk

Don't agree. There is no conflict of interest. The project Board makes that decision whether a project should continue t...

  Anthony, Hong Kong

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 an...

  Ravindra K, India

About Governance in PMBOK

In the third edition of PMBOK Governance is mentioned. It says at the beginning stage as well as in the risk management ...

  Padmanabhan, India

Governance above Project Management level

Projects are vehicles to achieve certain outcomes as specified and scheduled.the entity which ordered the project is res...

  Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP
Project Manager, France

Governance in PMBOK Framework

The PMBOK framework is a mono-project framework and the Project Manager has to follow the project objectives TCQ assigne...

  Charlie, UK

Response to Andrew

My point is there is no governance... thats the point. Without governance there is a conflict of interest for the PM, ...

  Vito Madaio, Italy

Governance or Managing

Please, be careful with the meaning of "Governance". Often "Governance" is an empty word. Instead, the PMBOK suggests t...

  Karen, United States

Governance in the PMBOK

The PMBOK is only one of many books of good practices published by PMI. The standard for portfolio management and the st...


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