Category Archives: How to differentiate

What does the term project mean, and how to manage the different types of “projects”?

The term project could be used for anything, from going out to dinner to building a nuclear power plant. So what does the term project mean? We will address this question from different perspectives. We will discuss the term from a service provider viewpoint and a project owner perspective. Further, we will split the project owner perspectives and consider the question from an existing organization viewpoint and from the perspective of a new investment. In this article and video, we will also have a peek into asset management. Finally, we address the question, do all “projects” require project management?

Continue to read and look for the video. Although the article and video are related, they do complement each other; not duplicates. In another word, the article is not the transcript of the video.

What triggered this article and video is a discussion with a colleague, who is participating in a SUKAD PM Quest Course, Mr. Mohamed Al-Awadhi. Mohamed is using the course and the CAMMPTM Model to launch a new business, a venture.

A long article but we think it is worth your time.

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How to differentiate between PM method and PM methodology?

Project Management Terminology

Here is another post related to project management terminology and the terms that are often confusing, or practitioners use out of context. In this post, we will discuss project management method and project management methodology. We will also offer suggestions on how to differentiate between a project management method and project management methodology. Our hypothesis is that it is quite common for professionals in project management to use ‘method’ and ‘methodology’ interchangeably. In this post, we will also touch on the CAMMP Model.

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How to differentiate between phase and stage?

Project Management Terminology

This article is part of a series on project management terminology and the often confusing terms that are used out of context. Today, we update and re-publish this article on how to differentiate between phase and stage. A similar article we published on how to differentiate between task and project.

We recently had the honor to have Mr. R. Max Wideman publish a guest paper for us with the title, Redefining Project Management; which we are re-publishing as a series of blog articles. This is the third article in the series. Continue reading

What is a PMO and how to differentiate between PMOs?

What is a PMO? Is it a Project Management Office, Program Management Office, or something else? How to differentiate between the different types of PMOs? In this article, we are shedding some lights on the emerging (or growing trend) of something called PMO. This is the first article on PMOs and there will be more.

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How to differentiate between task and project?

A while back a colleague and client asked me “how can we differentiate between task and project?” For many, that may seem like a simple question but is it? Why the confusion?

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