Project Management boils down to Coordination, Collaboration, Cooperation, and Communication. All four of these objectives require the free and timely flow of credible and relevant information. Cognitive Project Management believes that there is much more to Construction Project Time Management than simply planning and scheduling the project.

The Concept Behind the Cognitive Project Management’s F.A.C.E. Diamond

When ICS-Research reached the startling conclusion that both Project Management and Project Time Management are not homogenous or monolithic constructs, a new question was posed: just how is Project Management configured? After two years of further research and development, ICS-Research settled on what has since become known as the Cognitive F.A.C.E. Diamond. It gets that name from the four domains of Project Management that were identified during this R&D period:

Cognitive Project Management’s F.A.C.E. Diamond: An Overview

  • Project Facilitation: The domain where critical information, the very lifeblood of the project, is  closely managed and communicated.
  • Project Administration: The domain that enables the project by providing Project Execution with the resources it needs to get the job done!
  • Project Coordination The domain that smoothly blends the project’s goals, interests, priorities, and methods. This is the most recognized role of the Project Manager, to act as a liaison and informational conduit between and among the project participants.
  • Project Execution The domain where the rubber meets the road; where the project is built.

Each F.A.C.E. Domain is Unique

What we have learned is that each separate Project Management Domain is unique … in terms of organizational structure, required skill sets, ultimate success criteria, and functional procedures and priorities. To explore each, visit the specific tabs at the bottom right.