Mounir Ajam is eager to awaken the giant of project management within individuals, organizations, and nations! Mounir is a project management author, executive, consultant, and social entrepreneur. Mounir is open for further learning and knowledge sharing.He has global experience working on projects in the United States, Europe, South East Asia, West Asia, and Africa. He has been privileged to work on multiple small projects and mega projects.
What is the difference between output and outcome? Why does it matter in project management?
In the project management context, an output could refer to the result of a given process, like those discussed in ISO 21500 or PMBOK Guide. Well, if we consider the output of the ultimate process = the project, then the output is the final result or product.
On the other hands, an outcome focus on expected results, the realized benefits that could be derived post project completion.
As we deliver project management workshops, work with clients, or people in general, we find that in the majority of cases, people use the term quality to refer to grade. Well, although these terms are related, quality is different from grade.
Kids were having steak for lunch so they were steakeholders 🙂
Well, our topic today is not about steakholders but stakeholders and shareholders. No cup holders for today.
Honestly, this topic is easy and straight forward. We do not often see too much confusion between the two terms in our workshops. People understand the term shareholder and they know it is different from a stakeholder. The confusion is often about the stakeholders themselves – there is no clear understanding of who are the stakeholders.
ISO 21500 mentions the need to have three types of processes to deliver projects, project management processes, product processes and support processes. However, ISO focuses on the PM Processes. Continue reading →
I am writing this article with the feeling that I am either courageous or stupid since what I will write about might be touching many or stepping on people soft toes.
I must start by saying, I am writing this article based on observations from working in this region (West Asia, GCC) for close to 17 years; observations, not scientific research. Therefore, I accept and welcome a challenge from the types of organizations that I will highlight today. Continue reading →