Exploring the Value of Project Management: What Are Your Thoughts?

14 May 2010
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PM box logoWelcome to PM box! The objective of is the blog is to create a dialogue exploring the value of project and portfolio management. For those immersed in the world of project management, discussions on streamlining project management processes are common place. This blog will focus less on project management techniques and methodologies, and more on the true outcome and value delivered by projects and the people behind their success.

The goal of PM box is to provide you, the project management professional, with a soap box to express your opinions and stimulate the often neglected subject of “Value” in your world. In order to make things a little bit more interesting, we will regularly publish posts highlighting fun facts about famous projects throughout history to demonstrate real-life examples of projects delivering value today. Famous landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Eiffel Tower are living examples of the value project management has delivered, and still delivers to society. You would be very surprised to discover that in many cases the initial vision for these projects, the final outcome and the present impact of these projects can vary tremendously.

Any experienced project management professional will tell you that they honed their best skills on the job by learning from their past experiences, project setbacks, successes, and history. My hope is that looking at the history of famous projects, your own projects and best practices in project management we will discover what works and what fails, and learn the true value project management can contribute to this process. I believe Winston Churchill said it best “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

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