Now that we’ve explored the PMBOK 7 principles, let’s take a look at an alternative resource with a similar purpose: NUPP. NUPP stands for Nearly Universal Principles of Projects. It’s an open (non-proprietary) resource you can use to re-interpret other systems with more efficiency.
These are the NUPP principles:
- Prefer results and the truth to affiliations.
- Preserve and optimize energy and resources.
- Always be proactive.
- Remember that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
- Don’t do anything without a clear purpose.
- Use repeatable elements.
So let’s have a brief look at these principles. The introduction to each principle is quoted directly from NUPP (https://nupp.guide), which is fine, because it’s an open resource and everyone’s allowed to use it for commercial and non-commercial purposes; i.e., there’s no copyright problem!