Project Management Theory 2.0, aka PMT 2.0, has been Published

Dr. Abu Fofana has investigated the causes of project, program, and information technology management success and failure and found solutions that amplify the chance of delivering programs and projects, maximizing the return of capital, and sustaining organizational competitiveness in the 21st Century global marketplace. Copies of his doctoral dissertation Exploring New Theory of Project Management (PMT 2.0) Due to Projectification, Programification, and Globalization Escalation (PPGE) is available to all. Dr. Abu Fofana observed, firsthand, the plethora of activities that PPGE-based organizational leaders manage every day when he became a director of project management and subsequently chief operations officer at a[…]

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Why PMSURI Exists

A thoroughly conducted scientific or scholarly research finds answers to hypotheses or propositions. It produces outcomes that have a direct and indirect impact on individuals, institutions, communities and the world at large. In other words, when the researchers conducted a study on sound and transparent, reliable, and valid protocols, the results may stand the test of time. Moreover, to pass the validity and reliability test, a researcher must learn to think critically and avoid the pitfalls in human reasoning. The human capacity to reason is quintessential to scientific research. And when that capacity is blurred and overwhelmed by biases, conflict[…]

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Ethics in Research

Research ethics serve dual objectives: The first is geared toward guiding researchers, scientists, and doctors in the conduct of research so that they can, without cruelty and injustice, treat human as well as animal subjects involved in an experiment or research study. The second is to educate researchers to abide by high ethical and moral standards. These standards comprise The Nuremberg Code, Helsinki Declaration, Belmont Report, The Animal Welfare Act, The APA Principles and The Protection of Human Subjects Regulations. The Nuremberg Code obliges research management, to among other things, obtain from research participants, a voluntary consent, avoid undue mental[…]

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How to Determine a Suitable Research Problem

The purpose of this article is to write a paper on the characteristics of a research problem. I have organized and divide the article into five parts. The first part discusses the features or aspects of a research problem. The second part outlines what constitutes a researchable problem. The third examines the components of a well-formed problem statement. The fourth explains what constitutes a reasonable theoretical framework for the need for a research study. The fifth part is the conclusion, and at the end of each section, a list of annotated bibliographies will be cited. Check back for the full[…]

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Differences in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Understanding the differences between qualitative or quantitative methods is essential in the conduct of research in any industry. While both methods are widely used and sometimes the techniques of one can overlap the other, there are pronounced differences between qualitative and quantitative.  The Qualitative method provides broad techniques in data gathering and can take longer in its research activities. But its research findings are usually subjective-they depend on the researcher’s observation, description, analysis and report of the outcomes. Whereas in the quantitative study, the research outcomes can be measured, tested and meet generalizability or a third-party validity test.  To pass[…]

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Fundamentals of Research

The purpose of this article is to write a paper on the fundamentals of a doctoral research project. The fact that the validity and reliability of research results is a sine qua non in doctoral program, (Krizman, 2011) (Venkatesh, Brown, & Bala, 2013, p. 34), the conduct of any well-collated research studies requires approaches and procedures that are universally acceptable, reliable and can be verifiable. The article attempts to integrate the concepts of validity and reliability and the function of critical thinking and logic. This article is divided into sixth categories. The first category defines research and explains its meanings.[…]

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PMSU Research Institute

Recent research reported on project management reminds us of the classic tale of the six blind men (researchers) and the elephant (phenomenon). According to the story, each one of the blind men touched and observed a separate body part of the elephant including its side, tusk, trunk, tail, ear, and knee. The front of the elephant was construed to be a wall; the tooth, a spear; the nose, a snake; the tail, a rope; the ear, a fan; and the knee, a tree by the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth blind men respectively. Every one of the six[…]

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Career Development & Mentoring Programs

Project Solutions Management University provides top-quality professional development and mentoring services. We believe that most businesses, entrepreneurs, and PM practitioners suffer from lack of training or development resources and the depth of knowledge needed to focus on their businesses. This leads to lowered expectations, lack of business and personal growth and frequent owner burnout, project failure, and bankruptcy. PSU believes that it can improve upon and exploit these weaknesses to gain local market as well as international share. Our training program includes project and program management, information technology, business development, executive and management, and career and mentoring development. We place great importance[…]

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