Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Analysis Group’s initiative Project Charter

The Analysis Group initiative, for the ISO 21500 implementation, has launched its Project Charter, which can be reviewed at the following link.

This project, developed by volunteers from PMI Madrid Spain Chapter, will try to create and promote, nationally and internationally, a Help Guide for the implementation of this standard in an organization.

Also, within the scope of the project, it has been developed a survey that will aim to get the impressions about ISO 21500, between professionals dedicated to Project Management. This survey will reveal the knowledge and interest that exists about this rule and how welcome could be this Help Guide in the future.

Please, do not hesitate to participate in this survey (available in Spanish), pressing the following link. This survey will be active until July 22 nd, 2012.

Thank you very much to all in advance.

Monday, June 11, 2012

A comment to PMI based on comparison of ISO 21500 and PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition Draft Versions

Answer from PMI is attached related to a comment from Mario Coquillat (from ISO 21500 analysis project) to version 5 of PMBOK (made during Exposure Draft process)

Your Recommendation"Lessons learned" term is increased from version 4 (54 times) to version 5 (61 times) so is getting more important every time. A new process ("Collect Lessons Learned") must be included to define methodology because more and more praticioners say that knowledge is the most important project resource and thus it deserves to be treated as separate subject in the discipline of project management. Because it´s about all knowledge areas it must be included in integration (4.7)

Your JustificationThis new process is considered in ISO 21500 draft so PMBOK v5 must include it to be according to new ISO project management standard. I worked in this topic for last three years and there are no tools & techniques defined,so for example I created a methodology based on PMI risk methodology which I want to share with PMI (through publish an article through PMI Virtual Library and Project Management Journal). Probably, same situation about other praticioners because of lack of guidance in this issue.

Our vote on your recommendation: Deferred
Our justification: Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on the exposure draft for the PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition. Recommendation DEFFERED – out of scope for current update committee project charter. Recommendation will be forwarded to next update committee for their consideration.