Immutable principles of project management (utah pmi)(v1)(no exercise)
Five Immutable Principles of Project Success
Glen B. Alleman
+1 303 241 9633
Today We Will Learn …
There many – maybe too many
– methods for successfully
managing a project.
But, no matter how many,
each must possess 5
Immutable Principles to be
successful , no matter the
We need to assure our work
is guided by these 5 Project
Management principles to
increase the probability of
We need to remember, Yogi’s advice …
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In
practice there is. 2/58
The 5 Immutable
Principles of Success
Project success does not start with the PMBOK® contents.
These are just a guide – as the name says
PMBOK® shows us the components of a method, but does
not show us how to put these components together.
Q5. How Do We Know If We Are Making
The Progress We Planned To Make?
The only measure of progress is the Physical Percent
Complete for the A planned deliverables
Physical Percent Complete means tangible evidence of
the outcomes that were planned – measured at the time
they were planned to be delivered.
This is the basis for full Earned Value Management with
physical percent complete.
This is also a natural a fit with the agile approaches to
All successful methods measure the evidentiary
outcomes in units meaningful to the stakeholders.
These units are usually “money” and “time.”