Category Archives: Community Development

هل حان الاوان لتاسيس هيئة حكومية لادارة المشاريع؟

Is it time for a National / Federal Project Management Authority? How about linking this to a National Project Management Association?

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SUKAD Published Books

What are SUKAD contribution to project management?

This post is part of our outreach and a bit of promotion. Today, we present our knowledge sharing initiatives and activities. Continue reading

A series of short videos on project management (English + عربي)

SUKAD has been working to help promote professional project management since our founding in 2004.

In addition to local events, we have been publishing this blog site and another in Arabic since 2011. We have a knowledge portal with some open information and other info that is restricted to SUKAD clients.

In this short message, we want to highlight the SUKAD YouTube Channel and our recent short videos series, one in English and the other in Arabic. These are casual videos with our interest to pass a message.

The images below show the current videos in the short videos series. The first image lists the 13 English videos and the second one the 12 Arabic videos that have been published as of today.

iSMILE - Project Management Short Videos

المعرفة في ادارة المشاريع

Can project management be considered a passion or knowledge area?

A couple of days ago, I posted a message on Facebook and later via this blog site on conflicting emotions related to project management.

On Facebook, a friend and ex-intern wrote the following response to my post:  Continue reading

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Do you think we need a PM Association for the Arab World?

Since we have published this article on LinkedIn we refer you there, please click here to read. We have also developed a draft for a concept paper.

What we are looking for at this time are:

  1. Determine who is interested and think this is a good idea.
  2. If you like to learn more, let me know and we can send you the concept paper.
  3. If you have any constructive comments or clarification questions, let us hear them.
  4. Finally, who would be willing to volunteer?

For more information about the initiator of this idea refer to my personal website www.mounirajam.com and my company website www.sukad.com.

Our target is by the end of 2016 we will have either a formal organization or a networking group.

We want to hear from you.

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Project Management for Youth, Local Initiative

In the last article, we discussed an important topic that is close to my heart. The topic is: What is the best way of teaching youth project management skills?

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Exam Prep Training versus Outcome Based Learning

What is the best way of teaching youth project management skills?

Earlier this week, I stumbled upon an online post on LinkedIn, where a project management training provider[1] conducted a CAPM® certification preparation class to high school students. This post brought a short debate with the instructor, who posted the original message. I had also started a discussion online, which has generated many responses.

Also, this debate brought up a few points, which we will discuss below. Continue reading

Can you take a LEAP into the future?

This blog post is different from our normal posts – it is not directly about project management but it is about an initiative that SUKAD is launching as a community development initiative. At this time, this is initiative is geographically limited to Lebanon but will expand into the future. We share here to seek the support of the professional community.

SUKAD is supporting the launch of a not for profit organization that uses project management as an essential components of our future works and where we will help students learn project management and leadership skills and apply them on community projects!

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