Whitty, Stephen Jonathan and Schulz, Mark (2006). THE_PM_BOK_CODE. In: 20th IPMA World Congress on Project Management, Shanghai, China, (466-472). 15-17 October, 2006.

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Author Whitty, Stephen Jonathan
Schulz, Mark
Title of paper THE_PM_BOK_CODE
Conference name 20th IPMA World Congress on Project Management
Conference location Shanghai, China
Conference dates 15-17 October, 2006
Journal name Proceedings of 20th Ipma World Congress On Project Management, Vols 1 and 2
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
ISBN 978-7-111-04703-2
Volume 1
Start page 466
End page 472
Total pages 7
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper puts forward the argument that PM is spreading because it is a well adapted collection of memes, and that the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) version of project management (the PM_BOK Code) has more to do with the appearance of a capability for productivity than it does with actual productivity. It suggests that project management is evolving in a toxic manner, and that corporations will reap more benefit from it than people. The paper concludes with a call for a reformation of the PMBOK®.
Subjects 350208 Organisational Planning and Management
270707 Sociobiology and Behavioural Ecology
Keyword Project management
Impression management
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