Whitty, S. J. and Schulz, M. F. (2006) The PM BOK Code. In: 20th IPMA World Congress on Project Management, 15-17 Oct 2006, Shanghai, China.
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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®.
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