Sample high-level flowchart for a project discovery phase

How to apply processes during a project’s phase?

The following post is related to our upcoming book, titled Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile.

In this post, we focus on how to apply the high-level processes (process groups) within a typical project discovery phase. Continue reading

Do Agilists really think we are dumb?

Do Agilists really think we are dumb?

In the past, I did write a few articles about Agile and we tried to clarify the difference between Agile (as a movement) versus agile practices (as in being dynamic)

You can find these articles here:

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Leading and Managing Major or Mega Projects, Part 3

We have been writing and recording videos on the challenges of delivering large and complex, major, or mega projects successfully.

We provided some ideas on how to lead mega projects to success.

We have even shared some research on these types of projects from leading global organizations and universities.

One of these articles is available by clicking here.

Another article is via this link.

Click on the image below for the latest video on this subject.

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Possible project life cycle model integrating adaptive principles

Is the project life cycle fixed or varies?

A recent post on the project life cycle has been generating quite a bit of interest and discussion on LinkedIn. The post is “Once again, what is the project life cycle?

Well, in this follow-up article, we will highlight some of the confusions that remain and present a few project life cycle examples. Continue reading

Should we restrict PMO to categories like supporting, directing …?

This is a video blog but focusing on a concept outlined in the PMBOK Guide that categorizes PMOs as Supporting, Controlling, or Directing. Continue reading

How to make the PMBOK Guide works for you?

Every once in a while we run into discussions and statements like:

  1. The PMBOK Guide is not real world, or
  2. The PMBOK Guide does not work

Are these correct or realistic statements? 

Well, the best answer in project management always start with “it depends.” Let us elaborate.

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Once again, what is the project life cycle?

Once again, what is the project life cycle?

Why this question?

Because it is our belief that the most common misunderstanding in project management today, especially among those who follow PMI and learned project management through the PMBOK Guide. Notice, we used the term misunderstanding because  Continue reading

The PMBOK Guide, a histortical perspective

In this post, we are providing a historical perspective on the PMBOK Guide, especially with the sixth edition coming out soon. Continue reading

How to lead mega projects to success – part 2 (with videos English + Arabic)

Every once in a while we focus on a certain topic and write a few articles about. Recently, we had a few posts with videos on terminology differences, and before that, we cover agile for capital projects. The most recent posts have been about large-complex, or mega projects.

We have to admit, today’s post might reiterate some points from earlier posts — AND — it is also a bit commercial in nature since it is related to a learning program that SUKAD has developed and is offering to deal with the challenges of mega projects.

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