GDPM - Goal Directed Project Management

Example of a Milestone Plan Development for a complex ERP Implementation in 2018.

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 new Norwegian Edition (2016) of the GDPM book has an additional chapter "GDPM in Multi Project Environment" incorporated. At the moment we do not publish a new version of the English GDPM book, therefore we deliver this additional chapter 13 as a separate document for free download! The article explains multi project management, program management as well as project portfolio management and shows examples how GDPM can effectively used for supporting planning and management of programs and portfolios. A must for GDPM practitioners!

The MCC Carbon Clock shows how much CO2 can be released into the atmosphere to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C and 2°C, respectively. With just one click, you can compare the estimates for both temperature targets and see how much time is left in each scenario.


Notion is a powerful and flexibel platform which allows quick delivery od personal Apps. This GDPM App is designed for small and medium projects (e.g. 1 to 20 team members) and provides the following benefits using Notion:

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 and issues are not managed in isolation but as part of the normal project delivery progress review.

Citation from Nigel C.

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.

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.