Critical Thinking in Project Management
Critical thinking, in project management, involves the use of logic and reasoning to see through the fog, of uncertainty, surrounding an issue to establish a clear and unbiased understanding of what needs to be done. Attached is an essay on critical thinking in project management. It reviews the 2010 International Journal of Project Management article "Do project managers practice what they Preach, and does it matter to project success?", written by Karen E. Papke-Shields, Catherine Beise, and Jing Quan.
The adage is as old as time itself; "you should practice what you preach." This paper looks at critical thinking in project management through the review of a scholarly article titled, "Do project managers practice what they preach, and does it matter to project success?" We will review this article through the application of critical thinking processes, as well as the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide to determine whether or not the author's conclusions and assumptions are correct. This paper brings to light questions that were overlooked or perhaps given less light considering the issue at hand. Also, personal reflection supports the need for further research and development of corrective measures.