|William R. Duncan, PMP, Principal in Project
With an estimated 500,000 copies in circulation,
"A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" is the most widely
distributed project management standard in the world. The Australian Institute
of Project Managers built their Competency Standards around it. ISO used
it as the basis for developing standards for quality in project management.
Yet despite the acclaim and acceptance,
some of the most valuable insights into the process of project management
have remained buried in the understated style of the document. In this
presentation, Bill Duncan, the primary author of the 1996 version, identified
and explained ten of these nuggets.
William R. Duncan is a principal in Project
Management Partners, a project management consulting and training firm
headquartered in Lexington, MA USA. He is the former Director of Standards
for the Project Management Institute and a certified Project Management
Professional. He has worked with numerous clients in North America and
Europe to improve the performance of their project managers and project
teams. Mr. Duncan has also developed numerous training programs including:
Mastering Modern Project Management and Project Risk Management
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