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1...Jim will search for people to do this column. We considered a
0201 - PMI Communications O-00000095 0108
0202 - PMI Communications O-00000095 0109
020201 - Ms. Jeannette Cabais; News Editor
PMI Monthly meetings
Review published legal cases
Respond PMI Articles
PMI Publications Review Case Law
Advertising, July Event
Survey of Attendees
1108 - ..
1109 - Summary/Objective
111001 - Follow up ref SDS 23 0000, ref SDS 21 0000.
111003 - Jim called in response to ref DIP 1 9444 submitted in the record on
111004 - 960125, ref SDS 15 8843, and earlier discussions at Project World,
111005 - confirmed in the letter, ref DIP 3 0000, submitted on 951231.
111006 - ref SDS 12 0000, and relating our discussion at Project World PMI
111007 - meeting on 951214. ref SDS 10 0032
111009 - ..
111010 - There has been no response to questions on the Risk Managemnet
111011 - article. I suggested Jim publish the questions. I will submit the
111012 - name of David Buoncristiani for a panel of lawyers to address the
111013 - question of sound management practice. I will submit an article on
111014 - the Asilomar Conference for publication in the June PMNETwork.
111016 - [Did this last point at ref SDS 31 line 114.]
111021 - ..
1113 - Discussion
111401 - After I spoke to Jeannett about the NWO paper, I asked to talk to Jim.
111403 - ..
111404 - He said he has been sick and is still not 100%.
111406 - ..
111407 - I mentioned that it seems like a lot of people have been sick this
111408 - year for some strange reason, and related the experience trying to
111409 - coordinate with Intel where David Vannier got pneumonia, reported on
111410 - 960229. ref SDS 20 9999
111412 - ..
111413 - I mentioned the challenge of doing analysis, as reflected in our
111414 - discussion today. We considered breifly the letter to David that in
111415 - order to figure out how to work faster, we have to slow down, per
111416 - ref DIP 2 0034 and ref DIP 2 0034, submitted on 960223. ..
111421 - Case Law, Regulation & PMBOK
111423 - PMI publications can review case law and regulations for consistency
111424 - with sound management practice in the PMBOK, for the reasons in my
111425 - letter to Jim at ref DIP 3 9332.
111427 - Jim said there are occassional reviews of the law in PMI
111428 - publications. I explained these efforts typically report what was
111429 - decided, but do not consider how the cases align with sound
111430 - management practice, and whether PMBOK needs to be adjusted, or
111431 - whether the law should be adjusted.
111433 - ..
111434 - Jim will search for people to do this column. We considered a
111435 - panel comprised of a few lawyers, public works executives, say
111436 - from the Corps of Engineers, the Navy, private industry such as
111437 - Bechtal, and the AGC. There should be geographical diversity to
111438 - accomodate evolution in various jurisdictions. Jim is considering
111439 - developing a research effort within acadamia. This section would
111440 - be a good place to report on that research.
111443 - ..
111444 - Asilomar Event Article
111445 - Project World PMI Dinner Meeting
111447 - Follow up ref SDS 14 line 112, and ref SDS 25 line 149.
111449 - We considered the objective of an article to draw executives to attend
111450 - Asilomar. The article needs language that speaks to the executive
111451 - mindset, i.e., the desire to work by conversation, ref SDS 19 2004,
111452 - and the lack of time to read and write, which results in nobody being
111453 - prepared for their work, ref SDS 22 6870.
111455 - [See follow up at ref SDS 31 9442.]
111457 - ..
111458 - I explained the challenges Bill has encountered working with the PMI
111459 - Committee on finalizing an agenda and speakers, ref SDS 26 6683.
111461 - ..
111462 - We recognized the correlations between the quality of performance and
111463 - decisions, and the impact of time in the management environement,
111464 - similar to Jim's efforts to get the NWO paper edited, discussed below.
111465 - ref SDS 0 8534
111467 - ..
111468 - Jim commented that dealing with PMI committees who are volunteers with
111469 - other interests and limited time, presents significant management
111470 - challenges.
111472 - ..
111473 - Jim said PMI Communications plans to run some advertisements that will
111474 - publicize the Asilomar Conference. I did not ask him about these
111475 - plans.
111477 - ..
111478 - We discussed the advantage of a specific article in addition to an ad,
111479 - to draw the correlation between the Project World Event, Asilomar and
111480 - the New World Order paper under the theme Leaderhsip and Technology.
111482 - One approach would be for us to submit the planning that has been
111483 - done so far, including the speakers and scope, and Jim can then
111484 - fashion an article, per analysis at ref SDS 16 line 81, ref SDS
111485 - 17 line 161.
111487 - [Ultimately, did not do this. Submitted the actual agenda
111488 - and an article on the correlation with the NWO paper and
111489 - recent articles on downsizing, ref SDS 31 line 129, pluss I
111490 - included quote from General Hatch, ref SDS 31 line 270.]
111493 - ..
111494 - Asilomar Survey of Support Managers Need
111496 - I mentioned the idea of a survey form that could be included to
111497 - obtain input for the Asilomar event in defining a new management
111498 - science, new work role and support managers feel they need to be
111499 - more effective, per analysis at ref SDS 24 line 489.
111501 - ..
111502 - Jim requested that I draft an article and proposed survey form,
111503 - and submit this background.
111505 - ..
111506 - He needs it by the end of next week, so it can be published in
111507 - the June issue which will be mailed to members on May 23. This
111508 - timing is adequate to provide notice for the people we want to
111509 - encourage to attend.
111511 - [See follow up at ref SDS 31 line 139.]
111513 - ..
111514 - I advised I am meeting with Bill DeHart this morning and then Intel
111515 - later today on the event, so we can figure out what action to take on
111516 - these ideas about an article on Asilomar and survey for speaker input.
111518 - [See follow up with Bill at ref SDS 26 line 119.]
111521 - ..
111522 - Asilomar Post Event Article
111524 - Jim said he will be attending the Asilomar event and so he can
111525 - report on the results.
111529 - ..
111530 - Risk Management Study Analysis, Author's Response
111532 - Followed up work at ref SDS 14 line 129.
111534 - Jim said PMI has not heard from the author of the article.
111536 - We considered that an appropriate course would be for PMI to publish
111537 - the analysis at ref SDS 8 line 99, and editorialize on the the impact
111538 - of time in exacerbating the risks of inadequate communications, as
111539 - described in the original article. The editorial can request comments
111540 - from the membership on dealing with the time/information continuum
111541 - which will be treated at Asilomar.
111545 - ..
111546 - Authority of Project Manager, PMP Certification
111548 - Followed up discussion at ref SDS 14 line 151.
111550 - Jim said he has submitted the SDS record to PMI members working on
111551 - the issue, but has not heard back. He has not had time to follow
111552 - up. This reflects the challenge of volunteer committee work
111553 - discussed above with respect to the Asilomar event.
111555 - ..
111556 - We considered follow up for Jim to simply publish an editorial on
111557 - the issue to spur dialog for input into the PMI folks thinking
111558 - about the direction and future of PMI. This effort cannot be
111559 - undertaken too soon. Attendance at monthly meetings at NCC seems
111560 - to be down sharply, and this presages a drop in membership,
111561 - especially as more downsizing occurs.
111565 - ..
111566 - PMBOK & ISO 10006 Correlations
111568 - Followed up discussion at ref SDS 14 line 172.
111570 - We considered how this matter will be an aspect of the Asilomar event
111571 - as described in the NWO paper. The article we submit will reflect
111572 - this idea, ref OF 2 line 45.
111574 - [Did this at ref SDS 31 line 145.]
New World Order needs old time religion
Time - Too Busy Being Busy
Haste Makes Waste
PMBOK, Apply Consistently with Technology
Management productivity, Needs Integration
Museum, Communication Manager Takes
Bumbling Comedy of Errors, Guess Gossip
261001 - ..
261002 - PMI Has Edits on NWO... Paper that Require Expedited Review
261004 - Follow up ref SDS 13 0000, ref SDS 15 0000.
261006 - Talked to Jeannette Cabanis.
261008 - ..
261009 - She said the original work ref OF 1 1055 rambled and used a
261010 - conversational tone that required rework to conform with professional
261011 - standards for publication by PMI.
261013 - I did not mention Jim's observation on 951026 that he liked the
261014 - article very much. ref SDS 6 9932 I also did not ask if others
261015 - found the article hard to follow, because many have indicated
261016 - that the new ideas in the piece are difficult. By definition new
261017 - ideas are difficult. Few could follow the theory of relativity
261018 - when it was first published.
261020 - ..
261021 - Jeanette has edited the article to 5,000 words and created headnotes
261022 - per understandings with Jim on 951214, ref SDS 10 0032, and previously
261023 - on 951226. ref SDS 6 9932
261025 - ..
261026 - Jeannett wants to fax her ideas on the NWO paper for my comments.
261028 - ..
261029 - I asked her to send me a disk.
261031 - ..
261032 - She said there is not enough time for the mail. They need to finalize
261033 - the article by tomorrow.
261035 - [On 960430 another example of bumbling mistakes by "expediting"
261036 - notice on Asilomar agenda. ref SDS 32 7008]
261038 - [On 960405 Jeannette has article in April PMnetwork, ref SDS 29
261039 - 9604, explaining advantages of PM career.]
261041 - ..
261042 - [On 050411 received request for article within 3 days for
261043 - publication in PMNetwork on business intelligence. ref SDS 34
261044 - L25K
261046 - ..
261047 - I indicated suprise about the apparent emergency notification of
261048 - changes to the paper PMI has had since last August.
261050 - ..
261051 - Jeanette said she has had the paper only for the past 10 days.
261053 - ..
261054 - I explained a fax is not an efficient medium to facilitate the work
261055 - PMI is requesting, and further in conflicts with practices being
261056 - presented in the article. I asked if she can zip the file she
261057 - prepared for the article, and send it via the Internet?
261059 - ..
261060 - Jeannett will do this, and will also fax a hard copy to Millie in case
261061 - the internet thing crashes, as often happens. I will review it
261062 - tonight after returning from the meeting with Intel; I will try to
261063 - submit comments tomorrow in time to meet PMI's publication deadline.
261065 - ..
261066 - I asked to talk to Jim.
261069 - ..
261070 - Talked to Jim.
261072 - ..
261073 - Jim says that his team is on a tight deadline; he confirmed they have
261074 - to finalize the article by tomorrow. He did not indicate if he has
261075 - read the revised work performed by Jeannette, since on 951026 Jim
261076 - indicated he liked the original very much, ref SDS 6 9932.
261078 - ..
261079 - There is not enough time
261081 - ...to submit PMI's proposed changes in the NWO article and the
261082 - reasons for them so they can be analysed and treated in a careful
261083 - manner to ensure good ideas are integrated into the work, and
261084 - erroneous ones are corrected.
261086 - ..
261087 - This challenge is particularly acute where PMI is publishing
261088 - introduction to a new management science that is outside everyone's
261089 - experience.
261091 - ..
261092 - We considered the irony of an article on better time and information
261093 - management for which there is not enough time to adequately analyse
261094 - the information, i.e., to connect it up to create knowledge, per
261095 - Jeanette's email. ref DRT 1
261097 - [On 960412 received thank you letter from PMI. ref SDS 30 0001
261099 - ..
261100 - [On 960418 received actual article published in the May issue.
261101 - ref SDS 33 0001
261104 - ..
261105 - Communication Manager
261107 - This record supports the NWO thesis that the central challenge of the
261108 - New World Order is the tension between using summary methods due to
261109 - constant information, and mistakes this causes that degrades
261110 - management productivity under Drucker's rule cited in the paper.
261111 - ref OF 9 0664 Poor work reduces earnings, leading to more
261112 - downsizing, which leads to worse work -- the implosion described in
261113 - the paper. The role of communication manager and technology is to
261114 - meet the challenge of timely notice in order to apply PMBOK practices
261115 - of aligning communications to accomplish productive work.
261117 - [On 960405 irony PMnetwork publishes article on taking time to
261118 - check accuracy, essential to avoid the cost of rework to
261119 - correct mistakes. ref SDS 29 F15U
261121 - ..
261122 - [On 960405 same issue of PMnetwork reports downsizing by
261123 - cutting cost of project managers, perhaps because they did not
261124 - take time to check their work, and so cost overruns led to
261125 - cost cutting. ref SDS 29 0300
261128 - ..
261129 - Haste Makes Waste
261130 - PMI Cannot Apply PMBOK
261132 - I explained the meeting we are having today with Chips &
261133 - Technologies and Intel to help them shape their presentations at
261134 - Asilomar to address the issues in the NWO paper. If I had been
261135 - notified of PMI's interest in changing the article last week, this
261136 - effort could have been incorporated into the work flow so it
261137 - received the attention PMI Communication's ideas deserve. Now we
261138 - are forced to hurry. Haste makes waste! I cannot address PMI's
261139 - concerns until tonight, when I am tired. This seems to conflict
261140 - with PMBOK strictures to apply sound management practice.
261142 - ..
261143 - [On 960419 letter to PMI Comm applies anomoly on not having
261144 - enough time and money to avoid mistakes, causing delays and
261145 - cost overruns. ref SDS 31 0001
261147 - ..
261148 - We reviewed similarities in the record on editing the NWO article,
261149 - with work on the PMI Committee, at Chips, Intel, Turner, per letter to
261150 - Intel, ref DIP 2 0001, issued on 960223 and citing the challenge of
261151 - the ages -- nobody has time to think. ref SDS 18 JZ6M
261153 - ..
261154 - Everyone wants to be notified of problems but nobody makes it to the
261155 - museum. There is not enough time in the New World Order.
261157 - ..
261158 - I suggested the value of the PMBOK is to provide cultural inertia for
261159 - people to slow down long enough to succeed faster.
261161 - ..
261162 - I will request PMI's analysis of the NWO paper for careful comments at
261163 - a later date, per Fran Webster's suggestions in his letter, received
261164 - on 941006. ref SDS 1 0000
261166 - What I am wondering is that in order to decide to publish, someone
261167 - had to read the paper. This evidently disclosed merit and a
261168 - rambling conversational tone, cited by Jeanneatte. ref SDS 0 1470
261170 - [On 960403 General Hatch, Commander, USACE, Ret reported he
261171 - read the NWO three (3) times in order to understand how to add
261172 - intelligence support for management. ref SDS 28 5592
261174 - ..
261175 - Someone else must have been asked to read the paper again for a
261176 - second opinion, under the reasoning Fran Webster cites that it
261177 - takes awhile for the ideas in the NWO paper to sink in,
261178 - ref DRP 1 0001 These readings likley raised questions, e.g., "I
261179 - don't understand this, I don't understand that. This does not
261180 - seem connected. That seems rambling." Why could not these
261181 - markings and concerns have been submitted 4 or 5 months ago, or 4
261182 - or 5 weeks ago, or 4 or 5 days ago?
PMI Articles in Publications
New World Order needs old time religion
2905 - 2028 received PMI Com version of NWO
290601 - ..
290602 - Millie delivered the fax and I downloaded the zip file via internet.
290604 - ..
290605 - Jeanette's email asks for my bio, but it seems to be attached to the
290606 - fax.
290608 - Jeanette's file is a Word document, ref OF 5 line 30.
290610 - I created the file ref OF 6 line 30 to create a revision file
290611 - showing the changes I was able to identify over night.
290613 - ..
290614 - The next day, I created a separate file, ref OF 7 line 30 that has
290615 - the final version of what I returned to PMI. I actually returned
290616 - ref OF 6 line 30, so they can see the revisions.
290619 - ..
290620 - The main problem is that the flow has been so changed that I do not
290621 - have a good feel for the conceptual development and transitions of the
290622 - material in the newly proposed form.
290624 - ..
290625 - I have spent about 6 hours working with individual pieces. This has
290626 - not been enough time to analyse what has been removed. There is
290627 - considerable redundancy, which seems to occur because the removed
290628 - portions no longer require linking back to the primary concepts.
290630 - ..
290631 - The back page needs a lot more work. There is too much repetition of
290632 - certain phrases. Will have to do it tomorrow; I cannot think clearly
290633 - anymore now.
290635 - [On 960327 submitted comments on PMI's proposed edits to NWO.
290636 - ref SDS 27 0001
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