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PMI Honolulu Member Kenneth Smith's article gets published in PM World Journal March 2022 Issue

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The “P’s” & “Q’s” of Assessing

By Dr. Kenneth Smith, PMP

In Dr. Smith's letter to the Editor in February 2022, he highlighted his concern that the Project Management Institute’s 7th Edition of their PMBOK® broadens the Project Management Team’s scope of responsibilities to encompass effective delivery of Outcomes.  Although still only a “Guide” rather than an absolute edict, regardless of where you stand on the issue, there is still a need by executives, managers and project management practitioners at all levels for increased awareness and understanding of tools & techniques to assess Outcome effectiveness. 

To that end, the following two ‘Best Practice’ techniques in the professional Evaluator’s toolkit are available:

  1. Pearson’s Correlation Analysis to assess the possible extent of ‘Cause & Effect’ between project deliverables and their Outcomes, and
  2. Yule’s ‘Q’ to determine the ‘Necessity & Sufficiency’ of those deliverables – i.e. your program & project Inputs and Outputs — to attain Outcomes.

For the full article click here in PM World Journal, Volume XI, Issue 3 March 2022



For more information contact Dr. Kenneth Smith



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