[Moims-dai] PMBOK guide and the ICF doc

Robert R Downs rdowns at ciesin.columbia.edu
Mon May 9 20:45:49 UTC 2016

As David has demonstrated, below, I think that we can identify 
commonalities with our understanding that are consistent with the PMBOK. 
Many of these might be useful at least for organizing the way that we 
think about them. But, I do not think that we should expect the digital 
preservation or data management communities to be familiar with the 
details in the PMBOK. Therefore, I believe that, if we do include 
concepts from the PMBOK, we should refer to them at a very high level, 
without a lot of detail, so that any concepts introduced from PMBOK are 
presented without increasing the complexity of the document.



On 5/9/2016 4:26 PM, D or C Sawyer wrote:
> Looks promising to me.  Do you think the rest of the PMBOK would resonate with the communities we’re familiar with?  Bob probably has a view on this.
> cheers-
> Don
> On May 9, 2016, at 10:03 AM, David Giaretta <david at giaretta.org> wrote:
>> Now the wedding is out of the way, I managed to buy a printed copy of the PMBOK 5th edition – which I believe is the latest version.
>> The way it describes the process groups is very interesting. The way I read it the intention seems very similar to my understanding of what we are talking about but the way it is explained is much clearer. For example, the introduction to process groups says:
>> “The following sections identify and describe 5 project management process groups required for any project. These 5 process groups have clear dependencies and are typically performed in each project and highly interact with one another. These 5 process groups are independent of application areas or industry focus. Individual process groups and individual processes are often iterated prior to completing the project and can have interactions within a process group and among process groups. The nature of these interactions varies from project to project and may or may not be performed in a particular order.”
>> The 5 groups are
>> -          Initiating
>> -          Planning
>> -          Executing
>> -          Closing
>> -          Monitoring and controlling
>> The Monitoring and controlling is an overarching activity – see the attachment.  The first 4 stages align very well – it depends how much we want to stress _exploit_ and _disposition_. Monitoring and controlling could fit very well as an overarching activity to make sure the appropriate “Additional Information” is captured.
>> Interestingly later in that section there is a table with the process groups along the top and a number of “knowledge areas” down the side - see attachment. In many of the cells there are more specific bullet points which point to sections later in the book. The majority of the book is taken up expanding each of those cells.
>> I see a lot of similarity of approach with ours and it would be relatively straightforward to make the adjustment to align our document with the PMBOK approach.
>> Regards
>> ..David
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