Project Management Institute

A holistic perspective on project management education

In the current management revolution, project management is recognized as the predominant strategy; knowledge is becoming the currency of economic exchange; and complex marketplace dynamics are driving businesses to continuously improve performance and enhance value. The best way that project management education can address these changes is through the adoption of a holistic perspective that integrates knowledge and experience. This article elaborates on these themes, and suggests that the future of project management will be best served by embracing the PMBOK® Guide's model for project infrastructure, addressing the new business realities, and by developing curricula with a systems science perspective.
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