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Kerzner’s Time Machine

Written by  DAVID LINDSTEDT

Evolving Business Continiuty 10 years in 10 months I. Dr. Kerzner and the Struggles of Project Management There are a great many parallels between the history and challenges of project management (PM) and those of business continuity (BC). For years, PM struggled with lack of executive buy-in, stakeholder support, front-line staff participation, trust, and respect. By investing heavily in research, refinement, and a disciplined examination of what was actually working out in the field, the Project Management Institute (PMI) and leaders like Dr. Harold Kerzner were able to successfully defend and justify the PM field. By way of evidence of their success, as of September 2017 there were 791,448 certified project management professionals. What if BC professionals could learn from the years of struggle of a closely related discipline like PM? We could move our own discipline ahead by years within a matter of months. Kerzner is arguably the foremost authority and thought-leader