What is new in iSMILE™ series?

Just a few days ago, we posted a couple of introductory videos to the iSMILE™ series of short videos. These are short videos, which would be less than 5 minutes, ideally, and preferably less than 3 minutes.

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Are ISO 21500 or PMBOK Guides methods or methodologies?

Following an earlier post on the difference between method or methodology, it would be useful to revisit a question we often get or hear about. Is the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, or the PMBOK Guide a methodology?

Although my post below focuses on the PMBOK Guide – most, if not all comments apply to ISO 21500 since it shares a similar structure to the PMBOK Guide.

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What is the iSMILE™ series?

Years ago, we had a concept to create cSMILE which we later changed it to iSMILE™. Since we cannot have a physical center or institute today, why cannot we have a virtual educational series?

I will not write much today, I will let these two short videos explain.

The first video

The second video

What do you think? Any topics you like us to cover?

Are there any topics that you like us to cover in future videos?

Should you bring your team along or leave them behind?

Sorry changed the title after the initial release

This post is a personal story, which is a lesson I learned in 1999. and I remember it every time I am working with a team, especially in a volunteer environment. I have included this story in one of my books and possibly also posted about here on this blog, but I am going through the same experience again, so it is worth repeating.

I remember it every time I am working with a team, especially in a volunteer environment. I have included this story in one of my books and possibly also posted about it here on this blog, but I am going through the same experience again, so it is worth repeating.

The story is about patience, decision-making, procrastination, and volunteer work. Basically, how to bring your team along, when a decision is made? Or should you leave them behind?

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What is the difference between method and methodology?

It is quite common for professionals in project management to use ‘method’ and ‘methodology’ interchangeably. Is this correct?

If not what are the differences?

The following is part of one chapter in our upcoming book on The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAMMP™). Continue reading

How has the SUKAD CAMMP™ Model evolved?

I have been privileged in my career.

In a recent article, I have shared some thoughts and reflections on career management and my passion for project management.

I had opportunities to work with great companies after my Masters Degree. My first eight years with Exxon Chemical (before the ExxonMobil years), taught me project management well. In a short eight-year span, Exxon gave me the opportunity to work in estimating, control, project engineering, construction, and project management lead roles on small and multiple projects and on a mega project – from the USA Gulf Coast to Europe, Japan, and South East Asia.

Those years were the foundation for The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™.

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Is the project management community receptive to new ideas?

Is the project management community receptive to new ideas? Maybe we should zoom in and ask: are professionals who subscribe to one professional association open to things from outside the association?

Will share a couple of stories.

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