Category Archives: Youth Leadership

Applied project management and project-based learning (PM4Y-03)

Subscribe TodayHow to apply project management in the real world? In an earlier article, we discussed applied project management, project-based learning, and project management for youth, which established the context. With this article, we continue with the context and establish the background for the case study.

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Applied project management and project-based learning (PM4Y-02)

Once again, how to apply project management in the real world? We will continue with PM4Youth and focus on applied project management, using a project-based learning approach. However, before we get into the case study (next post), we will share a quick lesson with my boys. The first lesson was to help my eldest son Sumer to plan the next stage of his University Project.

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Applied project management and project-based learning (PM4Y-01)

How to apply project management in the real world? Recently, we published an article on Can Project Management be Simplified …, and apparently, that article has been popular and well received. Therefore, it is time to build on that success and show that we practice what we preach! This article is the first of a series that we will be publishing over the next few weeks with a focus on PBL, APM, LLL, PM4Y (PM4Youth), and CAMMP™. What do all of these acronyms mean and how are they related? Well, we can start with a hint, they are about applied project management and project-based learning with a focus on project management for youth.

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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?

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.

What is the future of project management and other questions?

What is the future of project management? What is the best way to gain project management knowledge and competence? Are there opportunities for PM skills in business? These and other questions are the subject of this post. Continue reading

Do we need project management in not-for-profit or NGOs?

In this post, we will keep it brief and focus on asking a few questions. Continue reading

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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