Project Time Management: Essential Desk Reference
The ICS-Compendium master design calls for this volume to contain the ICS-Dictionary, along with other reference materials. For instance:
This volume is available to anyone in the world, free of charge, in PDF format. Simply go to the ICS-Store, navigate to the ICS-FreeSearch page, and download the ICS-Dictionary at no charge.
The immense value of the ICS-Dictionary cannot be overstated. For the first time (to our knowledge) the Construction Industry has a single reference document that provides definitions for all relevant terms associated with Project Time Management.
To the extent that individuals and organizations are willing to adopt it, the ICS-Dictionary constitutes a major break-through and improvement in the area of lexicon within the Construction Project Management world. If independent authors were to utilize the same set of terms and definitions, then their respective works would be more easily correlated with the works of others using the same terms and definitions.
Of course, the ICS-Compendium is inextricably linked to the terms and definitions of the ICS-Dictionary, since the ICS-Dictionary is contained within one of the volumes of the ICS-Compendium.
What this means to readers of the ICS-Compendium is that no matter what they are studying within its ten volumes, all work product will use the same terms and adopt the same meanings.
There is nothing like the ICS-Compendium on the market today. While individual Project Management professional societies have produced very important, potent, and compelling works ... all of them suffer the same deficiency of consistency across authorities.
And looking more closely, even across the work products of a single professional order, quite often the individual writings have been penned by different volunteer contributors, each using a different set of terms and definitions. In the end, even some of the papers from a single source contain inconsistencies and contradictions from one intellectual work to the next.
Here is a sample of the exceptional quality of the ICS-Dictionary, both in content and presentation: