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The Six Dimensions of Project Management by Heidi A. Feickert, Michael S. Dobson

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CHAPTER 1

Into the Sixth Dimension!

We grow sometimes in one dimension and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another.

—Anais Nin

Management writers have pillaged the lives of leaders both real (Attila the Hun) and fictional (Jean-Luc “Make-It-So” Picard of the starship Enterprise) to illustrate the principles of management effectiveness, even going so far as to call our attention to the royal companions of Oz who join Dorothy in her quest to find the wizard: what a leader I could be “if I only had a brain … a heart … the noive!”1

Project management is a discipline of the trenches, ...

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