If you read the last two posts, great continue reading here. However, if you have not, we urge you to go back and read this article first, then this article. Reading is important since we provide a great deal of information through these posts and the learning program will also require reading. In this online learning program, we will help you (coach you) learn and lead a personal project from idea to completion. We will use a project-based learning approach, meaning, you should have a project. Finally, you will learn to deliver your initiative by following The SUKAD Way™ for Managing Projects, CAMMP™ Model. CAMMP™ is The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™. Continue reading
Does this image intimidate you? If it does, good, it should be, but only at first look. If you have a project, a serious project, that requires a great deal of effort and money, STOP thinking about it, you WILL FAIL, so do not WASTE your time and hard-earned money. This last statement is applicable, ONLY if the image intimidates you. Consequently, we will start this post with a dose of reality before we can help you learn how to lead a personal project.
It is hard to share a document via social media, so we are documenting this offer via our blog site and YouTube channel. However, if you prefer a PDF copy, email us and we will share. This offer is open NOW and will remain open until mid-August 2018. If you like to join our applied project management program, (a) where we will be using a project-based learning approach, and (b) if you are willing to commit to learning how to lead a personal or private project using the SUKAD way™ and the CAMMP™ project management methodology, and (c) apply the concepts to YOUR real or realistic project, read on. This is a long post.
Mastering project management is not an easy task. Sure we can learn some concepts in a course or two. We can demonstrate knowledge by passing a certification exam. We can learn the theory by reading a book. However, to master a domain, like project management, requires significant effort, and time. Did we say time? The first step in mastering project management is to understand the project management fundamentals. The Fundamentals is the first essential adventure in the SUKAD PM Quest.
Project Management Fundamentals
Here are some questions:
- Can a risk event be good?
- Is it possible that a 5-star hotel is a ‘bad’ quality hotel?
- Do we still use the term ‘task’ in project management and what does it mean?
- Is the project manager a clerk or an executive – strategic leader?
- How to differentiate between output and outcome?
- Why “pre-project” is not part of the project life cycle?
- What is a phase or a stage?
- Are Oranges – orange or blue?
Many of these questions are fundamentals concepts that we must learn them before we can build the organization project management function or methodology.
Click on the Orange Picture to access the course.
Mastering Project Management
Notice we are using the verb form mastering and not ‘master’ because we do not know if anyone can truly master (all of) project management. I have MSc from a top university in project management and more than three decades of experience and I dare say that I have mastered project management. So why Mastering? Because mastery is an ongoing effort. We can Master a subject, a skill, or even more. This is why we are developing The Quest to Mastering Project Management, PM Quest, and with many themes. The various themes cater toward different interest and focus.
Notice, the Fundamentals on top, which is not a theme, it is a prerequisite to all of the themes.
The PM Quest
The PM Quest that SUKAD is developing is a massive, comprehensive, practical online learning program. The Overview of the PM Quest is available today. The Overview should be your starting point. Next, you should complete the Fundamentals; both are open and free.
Since we are just starting this strategic program, the above image represents the vision. Many of the courses (adventures) are available on PowerPoint for a physical classroom setting. The challenge is to convert as many of them to fit the online environment. We aim to have a new course every few weeks. We released the Overview last week (mid-April 2018). Our team will be releasing The Fundamentals today or tomorrow at the latest (24 April 2018). We will release our next adventure by mid-May.
The following image presents the possible routes a learner can consider to build a learning path. The yellow path is our recommendation for the first path.
Project Management Coach, A Click Away
We want to hear your feedback, comments, suggestions, or even critique. You can email us at PMCoach@sukad.com or join us on the various social media channels of SUKAD or even the dedicated groups that we set up for the PM Quest on LinkedIn and Facebook.
Is it time for a National / Federal Project Management Authority? How about linking this to a National Project Management Association?
هل حان الاوان لتاسيس هيئة حكومية لادارة المشاريع؟ مع تسجيل صوتي Continue reading
This post is part of our outreach and a bit of promotion. Today, we present our knowledge sharing initiatives and activities. Continue reading
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.
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
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:
- Determine who is interested and think this is a good idea.
- If you like to learn more, let me know and we can send you the concept paper.
- If you have any constructive comments or clarification questions, let us hear them.
- Finally, who would be willing to volunteer?
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.
In this post, we will keep it brief and focus on asking a few questions. Continue reading