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What is the meaning of PM to you? Project Management and/or Project Manager?
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PMBOK Guide clearly uses the abbreviation of PM only for Project Manager not for Project Management, however we can easily find that many people out there use PM both Project Management and Project Manager. Examples from this web site are followed;
- The PM logo at Projectmanagement.com means Project Management
- PMchallenge and PMwars mean Project Manager
- PM Expertise means Project Management
There is no objection PM is one of the key person in project, but this site or in your presentation material PM are not just only for project manager but maybe all project related members, stakeholders, etc.
So, my suggestion is to use one specific acronym for Project Management, if required; for example like PMT, or just use Project Management like PMBOK Guide.
What is your answer?
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For me, PM is Project Management but sometimes we use it to refer to a project manager.

PMWARS could refer to Project Management Wars. How was it concluded that it refers to Project Manager.
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1 reply by JOONMIN SUH
Dec 08, 2017 2:10 AM
JOONMIN SUH
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Yes, many people use PM for both Project Management and Project Manager.
It makes me look again to catch the meaning of PM in his/her presentation.
Thank you for your answer.
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Dec 08, 2017 1:04 AM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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For me, PM is Project Management but sometimes we use it to refer to a project manager.

PMWARS could refer to Project Management Wars. How was it concluded that it refers to Project Manager.
Yes, many people use PM for both Project Management and Project Manager.
It makes me look again to catch the meaning of PM in his/her presentation.
Thank you for your answer.
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PMP stands for Project Management Professional and Project Management Plan
PMO stands for Prime Minister Office, Project Management Office, Program Management Office, etc.

Life is full of abbreviations this is why a good practice is to use the full term in writing then use the abbreviation and when the abbreviation is not clear in the context, spell it out
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1 reply by JOONMIN SUH
Dec 08, 2017 2:54 AM
JOONMIN SUH
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I like your answer and comment to use the full term in writing before using the abbreviation.
Thank you.
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Dec 08, 2017 2:46 AM
Replying to Mounir Ajam
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PMP stands for Project Management Professional and Project Management Plan
PMO stands for Prime Minister Office, Project Management Office, Program Management Office, etc.

Life is full of abbreviations this is why a good practice is to use the full term in writing then use the abbreviation and when the abbreviation is not clear in the context, spell it out
I like your answer and comment to use the full term in writing before using the abbreviation.
Thank you.
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Project Management for me.
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Depends on the context. If I say "I hope the PM can get the team to attend the meeting", it's obviously about the Project Manager. If I say "we love the PM profession" it's obviously about Project Management. If I'm in London to visit the queen, or in my home country of Australia and say "I hope this PM makes a difference to the country", I just might be referring to the Prime Minister.
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In my company we use PM to refer to Project Manager
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PM refers to Project Management, however, in practice, it may refer to Project Manager as well.
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I agree with Sante that it's contextual- which is pretty much the case with everything in life :)
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both, depends on context.
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