Being a project manager is similar to the decathlete and in the business of projects,
the field is very competitive. Similar to a decathlon there are events (nine
knowledge areas) in the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The decathletes
in project management are the companies that are controlling costs, schedule and
quality on a project level. The project-driven companies must find ways to learn
“best practices” in a competitive world and apply these lessons to their processes,
systems, and tools. This method of continuous improvement through measuring
and comparing is referred to as benchmarking as described by Dr. Kerzner.......