Project Management SE joins its siblings in maintaining a list of "canonical" questions & answers. Please place candidate questions into answers (except Q&As that have been discussed in chat and created as "canonicals" from the outset). The full list is in the accepted answer.

  • I went ahead and made the answer community wiki so everyone can edit it, which will help keep it cleaner and easier to find information that belongs to a specific category. I see where you're going with this, and I think it's a good idea. It may also help with our discussions on tags.
    – jmort253
    Jan 16, 2013 at 3:39
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    I would suggest we put more thought into the concept of canonical questions. The answers given are generally meant to solve a very specific problem for the OP. It is a stretch to say that what works for one person works for everyone or that it represents a comprehensive or complete answer to a question. PM questions do not have single solutions. Where there are recommended best practices to address a challenge, it may not be reflected in an answer on PMSE. The answers are focused on helping the OP rather than being 'canonical.' Jan 23, 2013 at 2:05
  • @MarkPhillips : agree with you. Without much feedback thus far was using (and abusing) own list of favorites to produce candidate Q/As (as you might have noticed, I haven't yet accepted my own answer which means strictly speaking there are no canonicals yet). As for "no size fits all" - you are right, however this is not an obstacle in itself. Those who are into PM or management in general usually understand full well the futility of fixed recipes and will take the label "canonical" with a grain of salt anyway. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:50
  • @DeerHunter If it needs to be taken with a grain of salt, I would say we should reconsider. Standards are used most by people who don't feel comfortable "tailoring" their processes i.e. taking it with a grain of salt. We should be careful trying to be a canonical source on a topic. Jan 23, 2013 at 14:53
  • @MarkPhillips - no problem, question title and content edited a tiny bit to emphasize your point. Please feel free to edit further. We cannot guard against doctrinaire fools, though, fools are very ingenious... Jan 23, 2013 at 17:23
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    @DeerHunter - Where do you think this question goes? pm.stackexchange.com/questions/8684/…
    – jmort253
    Feb 16, 2013 at 18:51
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    @jmort253 - Added the question to the top, added a new section with a slightly verbose title. Feb 16, 2013 at 19:03

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Definitions in the discipline of Project Management

Team management and leadership

Planning and budgeting

Working in a global environment

Projects and organizations

Scope management

Change management

Risk management

Communication management

Software development methodologies

Useful tools, hardware and software

  • The Q on scope management is a bit iffy. Mar 9, 2013 at 18:31

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