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PROJECT managers could soon be able to lay their hands on a comprehensive list of project services providers.

Former project manager Horst Kambeck is putting together the Register of Project Services to help project managers gain contact information quickly.

“Finding out who can help you, when you are a project manager, is very difficult and getting harder,” he said.

Mr Kambeck is charging $440 for project services providers to take a quarter page listing in the register. The book will sell for $330.

The register is actually the fourth in a series of publications he is putting together and Mr Kambeck plans to use money from sales of the register to fund the production of three guidance manuals – Total Project Management, Total Quality Management and Total Information Management.

He has also set up the Method Aussie Foundation to act as a vehicle for the books’ production.

“When my sons went to school I realised that we don’t write down our experience. All of the text books in the project management field are from the US,” Mr Kambeck said.

“I put my house and all of my income into these books.”

Westcare Industries CEO Richard Elsey, himself a former project manager, said a register such as that Mr Kambeck was promoting would be a boon for the industry.

“I think it is a really good venture if he can get it off the ground,” he said.

“From my past experience there is a need for this sort of publication.”

Mr Kambeck said gaining interest from project service companies had initially proved difficult.

He sent out 500 brochures but did not get any response.

However, after taking to the streets and literally knocking on the doors of these companies personally, Mr Kambeck said he had enjoyed a much stronger response.

Along with the books he is also trying to set up Mining of the Minds, a database that will draw on the experience and skills gained by senior practising professionals.

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