The PM BOK Code

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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Abstract

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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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.
Depositing User: Dr Jon Whitty
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2010 01:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: PMBOK, memetic, impression management
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220209 History of Ideas
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950409 Workplace and Organisational Ethics
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950499 Religion and Ethics not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6925

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