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Implicit vs Explicit rules in project management
Games are not my thing to be brutally honest...

I cannot think of how to make this more exciting but would love some help from the community!

The end result is to have a list of implicit and explicit rules in the world of project management according to subjects:

E.g.
Subject1: communication
I (implicit)=rule ABC
E(explicit)=rule XYZ

Subject2: risk
I=rule XXX
E=rule YYY

Subject3: strategy
I=....
E=....

And so on...
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Is not about games. Is about architecture. If you like to write rules about project management let me say two key things:
1-understand what a rule is. To understand what a rule is my recommendation is going to Ronald G Ross work.
2-rules determine the architecture of something so if you like to create a project management based architecture you have to determine the level of abstration you will address.
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1 reply by Suzi MS
Dec 11, 2019 1:47 PM
Suzi MS
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Thank you Sergio, I’ve had looked at the book, it’s fascinating comparison - it’s in my shopping list! Although considering the new era the world is going through, this reference may not fit in with everyone views...
Hi Suzi,

In my opinion, there are no hard and fast rules either explicitly stated or implied that will add value to the profession. Our body of knowledge is a “Guide” and that is true across all knowledge areas and processes. Your “expert opinion” based on due diligence and knowledge of best practices is your formula.

What would be an example of what you are trying to accomplish?
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1 reply by Suzi MS
Dec 11, 2019 1:51 PM
Suzi MS
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Thank you George! Alright will note that, I think Steve made comments after you did and he is very close to it...
It seems to me you may be after more of a "playbook" of do's and don'ts about project management, but equally applicable to life in general. People would pay good money if you could create one!
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1 reply by Suzi MS
Dec 11, 2019 1:53 PM
Suzi MS
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In my to do list great idea! Thank you Steve! ;-)
Suzi -

The only rule in project management is there are no rules.

There are principles which might be broadly applicable but all practices, heuristics and other patterns are context specific.

Rules might exist within an organization or team - we would normally call these the policies, standards and working agreements that govern or constrain what we do.

Kiron
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1 reply by Suzi MS
Dec 11, 2019 1:56 PM
Suzi MS
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Love that Kiron! And if the seniors say so then, be it! :-)
Dec 10, 2019 5:58 PM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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Is not about games. Is about architecture. If you like to write rules about project management let me say two key things:
1-understand what a rule is. To understand what a rule is my recommendation is going to Ronald G Ross work.
2-rules determine the architecture of something so if you like to create a project management based architecture you have to determine the level of abstration you will address.
Thank you Sergio, I’ve had looked at the book, it’s fascinating comparison - it’s in my shopping list! Although considering the new era the world is going through, this reference may not fit in with everyone views...
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Dec 11, 2019 2:00 PM
Sergio Luis Conte
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I interacted with Mr Ross a lot in the past. I do not understand why other do not understand him. Believe me, rules utilization helps a lot to create architectures that best fit for new "buzzwords" like Lean or Agile. Him recent work deserve to be considered: https://busagilitymanifesto.org/. Just in case you are not able to buy the book my recommendation is taking a closer deep search into the internet because you will find seminal papers on rules utilization.
Dec 10, 2019 6:36 PM
Replying to George Freeman
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Hi Suzi,

In my opinion, there are no hard and fast rules either explicitly stated or implied that will add value to the profession. Our body of knowledge is a “Guide” and that is true across all knowledge areas and processes. Your “expert opinion” based on due diligence and knowledge of best practices is your formula.

What would be an example of what you are trying to accomplish?
Thank you George! Alright will note that, I think Steve made comments after you did and he is very close to it...
Dec 11, 2019 7:29 AM
Replying to Steve Ratkaj
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It seems to me you may be after more of a "playbook" of do's and don'ts about project management, but equally applicable to life in general. People would pay good money if you could create one!
In my to do list great idea! Thank you Steve! ;-)
Dec 11, 2019 7:33 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Suzi -

The only rule in project management is there are no rules.

There are principles which might be broadly applicable but all practices, heuristics and other patterns are context specific.

Rules might exist within an organization or team - we would normally call these the policies, standards and working agreements that govern or constrain what we do.

Kiron
Love that Kiron! And if the seniors say so then, be it! :-)
Dec 11, 2019 1:47 PM
Replying to Suzi MS
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Thank you Sergio, I’ve had looked at the book, it’s fascinating comparison - it’s in my shopping list! Although considering the new era the world is going through, this reference may not fit in with everyone views...
I interacted with Mr Ross a lot in the past. I do not understand why other do not understand him. Believe me, rules utilization helps a lot to create architectures that best fit for new "buzzwords" like Lean or Agile. Him recent work deserve to be considered: https://busagilitymanifesto.org/. Just in case you are not able to buy the book my recommendation is taking a closer deep search into the internet because you will find seminal papers on rules utilization.
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1 reply by Suzi MS
Dec 12, 2019 3:42 AM
Suzi MS
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Thank you Sergio I’m not missing the point here then which I’m so glad! Also thanks for the recommending the link went on it, the whole manisfesto make a lot sense definitely, comprehensively articulated and looking at the clients base explains a lot!
Dec 11, 2019 2:00 PM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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I interacted with Mr Ross a lot in the past. I do not understand why other do not understand him. Believe me, rules utilization helps a lot to create architectures that best fit for new "buzzwords" like Lean or Agile. Him recent work deserve to be considered: https://busagilitymanifesto.org/. Just in case you are not able to buy the book my recommendation is taking a closer deep search into the internet because you will find seminal papers on rules utilization.
Thank you Sergio I’m not missing the point here then which I’m so glad! Also thanks for the recommending the link went on it, the whole manisfesto make a lot sense definitely, comprehensively articulated and looking at the clients base explains a lot!
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Dec 12, 2019 5:00 AM
Sergio Luis Conte
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You are welcome. Just to add information, while I know is not about you asking, what works and is the basement to use agile inside organizations is what this people call "Core Concept Model Diagram". The key of agile is the enterprise architecture. So, this is a model that works, no matter you can find other inside the agile/agility definition stated in 1990.
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