The GDPM Founders (and others) @ Brussels in 2015

GDPM - What is it all about?

The central focus of Goal Directed Project Management is to develop understanding, commitment and involvement while managing successful and lasting change. GDPM emphasise the need for a 'PSO' (People, System and Organization) perspective that goes beyond the technical aspects dealt with by most project management approaches, enhancing and prolonging the life of a project by allowing the people and organization involved to develop simultaneously with the system.

The Essence of GDPM

The essence of GDPM is not about slavishly following a process.
It is all about people interaction, gaining consensus and engagement. 'Those
who deliver - do plan the project'
It is also iterative - embedding risks, stakeholder management and other
activities back into the plan to make the milestones more robust. This means
that risks / issues are not managed in isolation but as part of the normal
delivery progress review.

Citation from Nigel C.

How to read a GDPM Milestone Plan

For those who have never been exposed to a GDPM milestone plan, a short explanation how to read the different elements of the plan. Easy and straight forward. Have a look.

Our Tribute to Rodney

Rodney Turner has had great success within the academic field of project management. This issue of IJPM is celebrating his achievements. Rodney has held professorships in different countries (presently at SKEMA Business School, Lille, France and Politecnico di Milano, Italy) and been visiting professor all around the world. He has gotten rewards for his research from both PMI and IPMA. Rodney is the author or editor of eighteen books, (if we have counted it right). We guess more are coming. He also has an impressive list of journal articles and conference papers.

GDPM Book - New Chapter: GDPM in a Multi Project Environment

The new Chapter of the English GDPM Book is released!
This chapter has been published in the 7th edition of the Norwegian GDPM book in 2016. We've published it in English with a few enhancements as a separate Document for free download!
The chapter has also been published on Kogan Page.

Open it directly as pdf here!

New Article from Per Olav Istad, PMP, Norway

QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN PROJECT WORK - A PROPOSAL FOR METHOD SELECTION
Published on May 31, 2017
Author: Per Olav Istad PMP, Supervisor and teacher at Prosjektlederskolen.no
Original article in Norwegian

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