Thursday, June 24, 2004

What is CM really?

On his interesting CM page, Fred Nichols suggests 3 valid definitions:
1. The task of managing C.
1A. Proactive: the making of changes in a planned and managed or systematic fashion, or
1B. Reactively:the response to changes over which the organization exercises little or no control
2. An area of professional practice (with considerable variation in competency and skill levels among practitioners)
3. A body of knowledge or subject area (consisting of models, methods, techniques, and other tools)
I am wondering if these 3 definitions taken together cover the whole spectrum of CM?