PMWay

Time to up your game stats?

Achieve Business Value through Productivity and Quality Improvements
off the stable base of Project Process Management
(Traditional or Agile)
at Capability Maturity Model Level 2 (and above)



Feel free to use PMWay to "up your project & process management game"

  • I built PMWay to assist me to run my projects better.
    In the interest of project management process improvement you are welcome to use the assets you find here.
    Note:  Unlike Business As Usual (BAU) a project is a temporary undertaking! 
    In essence (via the project) you are "jumping a gap" from one baseline to a new (improved) baseline.
    From a P3O perspective the project can be run alone or as an essential building block of Portfolio's and Programs.
    And from the perspective of the project itself, scheduled TAsks (Time Asks) are the essence of project management. 
    (This truth is found in processes 6.5, 4.3, 4.5 below.  Can you see it?)

  • The Project Management Body of Knowledge version 6 Dashboard (the asset below) is:

    "the beating heart (as primal source and power center)


    for the collated knowledge found in the PMBOK"

    Use this dashboard to get to grips with the Project Management Body of Knowledge -  PMBOK


    Using this Dashboard you can easily access all the PMBOK Processes, and thereby, each of their *ITTO's found within the Guide. 

    *ITTO's are: Process Inputs, Tools and Techniques and Outputs - for each of the 49 PMBOK processes on the Dashboard.
    Processes (and their ITTO's) are used from the beginning (INITIATION) to the end (CLOSURE) of a project (cross referenced by Knowledge Area), at each step of your project management journey and form a well defined method (you can think recipe with essential ingredients) for project management success.

    Note:
    When logged in:
    All of the 49 processes and their ITTO's are accessible via drilldown off the PMBOK Dashboard.
    When logged in: PMWay has a teaching section specifically focused on how to use the Dashboard (with visual teaching overlay over the Dashboard) showing you exactly how to use this asset to run projects successfully at Capability Maturity level 2.
    When logged in:  Many web pages (and especially in2minutes) consolidate PMWay detail into a possible strategy / vision to achieve Capability Maturity L2 which you are welcome to peruse.
    I.e. while agile is often touted as the panacea, PMWay believes that agile, badly run at CM L1, does not have what it takes to eliminate the chaos.
    Signed up PMWay members (which is optional): can use elevated access and drill down deeper into the Dashboard to the PMBOK Guide as, under my auspices, I am thus enabled by you to assist you (via your registered email) as a student seeking PMP or CAPM exam preparation advice, in a consultative capacity. 
    $30.00 (bitcoin) is charged for a 6 month consulting / training / membership sprint which includes (email based) support (using this web site as a base to learn from) to help you with exam preparation.  If interested this annual support can also be extended to cover general Project Management advice if you are running a project. 


  • Using the functionality of the PMBOK Dashboard in particular means you can use, practice and improve your grasp of the PMBOK version 6 processes (along with the associated ITTO's of each), as essential knowledge needed to:

    1. Pass the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam or,

    2. Pass the PMI flagship certification - the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. 

    3. Gain a solid knowledge of project management processes, their ITTOS, their implantation order so, with common rules of the game mutually agreed and understood, you (and team) can run projects better.  You can also use the Process Selector Wheel to check if you know what Process Number applies to what Process.  This is a fun way to get to know and learn the Processes.

    4. Signed up members can use the Notes Section provided below each process in PMWay to log all your ideas to tailor these processes.
      The art of effective tailoring within the PMBOK is found within the processes and knowing what and why ITTO's should be included in your project (to what detail) or why not. The ability to log these decisions (from an audit perspective) is a key and crucial requirement of a project management professional which is facilitated by these notes!
      To this end we must always ensure that projects are kept sweet and simple, lean and agile, and that an achievable set of goals for the team is rapidly created for them to rally behind and deliver against.
      I.e. While BEST PRACTICE is understood, BEST PRACTICAL (from an agile and lean perspective) can be better!

  • And, if you plan to use agile, you can now run these projects underpinned by the logic of the 'fully agile compliant' PMBOK 6 Dashboard above.  In fact, in the sixth edition of the PMBOK® Guide, each knowledge area contains a new section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments
    Note:  If you think that the PMBOK is outdated because it is "waterfall" I challenge you to Register now with PMWay and work through the buttons on the home page (and also the PMBOK "How To" from the menu) where I believe you will come to understand that your assumptions are formed at capability maturity level 1 and are incorrect.  I.e. where, would you say, is your game at?

    Click here for a quick overview of agile.

    Click here for an example of the PMBOK version 6 dashboard with Process #4.1 drillable down to its ITTO.

    Click here for the changes in PMBOK version 6 when compared to PMBOK version 5.