Interview with Jean-Luc Favrot


Anything is possible when you work with passion

Interview with Jean-Luc Favrot

Consultant, Coach, Trainer, Speaker
Tahiti, French Polynesia

Interviewed by Yasmina Khelifi

International Correspondent, PM World Journal
Paris, France

Introduction to the interviewee

Jean-Luc Favrot is a consultant, coach, trainer, and speaker, in the field of agility, innovation, and project management. He is currently based in Tahiti (French Polynesia, South Pacific) but travels the world regularly, either virtually or physically.

His career path has allowed him to hold responsibilities in large public and private organizations, and to create companies specializing in agile and digital transformation in Europe and Oceania.

He is one of the co-authors of the PMBOK Guide 7th edition, and he is currently pursuing his commitment through the contribution to the strategy and content of the PMIstandards+ digital platform.

Social media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jlfavrot/


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First of all, thank you for accepting an interview request from PMWJ.

Q1:     You were a member of the PMBOK7 Development team. I bought the book and it is different from the former ones. What guided you and the team during the conception of the PMBOK7?

Jean-Luc Favrot (Favrot):            I would say passion. We came from all over the world, from different industries, and different cultures. But throughout our work I think we all shared a very strong team spirit, and an incredible enthusiasm. We didn’t always agree, but I feel that everyone showed open-mindedness and respect, and that we very quickly developed a great friendship.

Q2:     What are the main changes in PMBOK7?

Favrot:           Since projects are made by people for people, the project management standard focuses on the mindset that should guide the behavior of anyone working on a project, in order to deliver value.

Thus, we have moved to a new standard made up of principles, intended to be less prescriptive than the previous process-based standard. For example: “Focus on value”, and “Tailor based on context”.

The 12 project management principles are complemented by 8 project performance domains. A project performance domain is a group of related activities that are critical for the effective delivery of project outcomes. For example: “Stakeholders”, “Uncertainty”.

These project performance domains may use models, methods and artifacts, not supposed to be exhaustive in the book. Their list is detailed, illustrated and extended on the PMIstandards+ digital platform.

Q3       How will it help the project managers in the new normal?


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How to cite this work: Khelifi, Y. (2021). Anything is possible when you work with passion: Interview with Jean-Luc Favrot, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue XII, December. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/pmwj112-Dec2021-Khelifi-Interview-with-Jean-Luc-Favrot.pdf

About the Interviewer

Yasmina Khelifi

Paris, France


Yasmina Khelifi, PMP, PMI- ACP, PMI-PBA is an experienced project manager in the telecom industry. Along with her 20-year career at Orange S.A. (the large French multinational telecommunications corporation), she sharpened her global leadership skills, delivering projects with major manufacturers and SIM makers. Yasmina strives for building collaborative bridges between people to make international projects successful. She relies on three pillars: project management skills, the languages she speaks, and a passion for sharing knowledge.

She is a PMP certification holder since 2013, a PMI- ACP and PMI-PBA certification holder since 2020. She is an active volunteer member at PMI France and PMI UAE, and a member of PMI Germany Chapter. French-native, she can speak German, English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and she is learning Arabic. Yasmina loves sharing her knowledge and experiences at work, in her volunteers’ activities at PMI, and in projectmanagement.com as a regular blogger. She is also the host and co-founder of the podcast Global Leaders Talk with Yasmina Khelifi to help people in becoming better international leaders.

Yasmina can be contacted at https://yasminakhelifi.com/ or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasminakhelifi-pmp-telecom/

Visit her correspondent profile at https://pmworldlibrary.net/yasmina-khelifi/