Category Archives: Agile Project Management

What is an Agile Project, or Agile Project Management?

We continue to write about project management and our focus on Applied Project Management. Therefore, it is necessary to continue to write about Agile since it is a hot topic in business and the project management community today. The challenge is NOT with Agile Development, and we have stated enough time, we do not have any issues with the concepts of Agile Development. Our issue, and we often challenge, is the notion of phrases like “Agile Project” and “Agile Project Management.” Here is why we struggle with these terms.

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How do we define a project management methodology?

Since 2007, we in SUKAD has been advocating the necessity for organizations to develop or adopt a project management methodological approach. A project management methodology that is an essential component of the organizational project management system. Further, we often hear about predictive versus adaptive project management methods. We read the debates on Waterfall versus Agile. Some practitioners debate these topics, and Agilists promote that Agile is better than waterfall. However, these professionals do not recognize that neither Agile nor Waterfall are project management methodologies. Therefore, a set of relevant questions we often here is

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Are we learning from history, or, are we doomed to repeat it?

I am writing this article based on observations and monitoring of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic and how the global response or lack of. I have also monitored, from a distance, how the response varies from one country to another. For example, I see my home country, Lebanon, a country weakened by decades of corruption and financial constraints, responding better than some global power. In Lebanon, I have to

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What are the leading inhibitors to projects performance?

In this post, I am borrowing a section from an internal document. This document addresses our views on the leading projects performance inhibitors. In other words, the root causes of why organizations do not do as well as they could in managing their organizational projects and products delivery. What is missing in their project management current state of practice?

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7 Critical Success Factors for Agile Project Management

Disclaimer: SUKAD and Mounir Ajam views on Agile are clear and have been documented via multiple blog articles and YouTube videos. Here is a link to a YouTube Playlist on Debunking the Myth of Agile Project Management. However, we are open to listen and share. Therefore, this article DOES NOT represent the SUKAD or Mounir’s views, but it does represent a view. We will publish it as received, without editing or even discussions beyond this disclaimer.

For example, as you can read in our articles or view in our videos, we do not believe in something called Agile Project Management. Agility principles can apply anywhere, including on projects but not as project management methods or agile method. Agility is different from Agile as in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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Agile Project Management, Mythical Hero

Are we killing the mythical hero, the Agile Project Manager?

In recent weeks, I have been trying not to comment on Agile Project Management and Agile Project Manager topics, on LinkedIn and other social media sites. I have been successful in avoiding these discussions, well, most of the time. But  Continue reading

Debunking the myths about Agile Project Management

Let us talk about agile, and Agile, in the project management world. This is a series of short videos about Debunking the myths about Agile Project Management. At this time, we have ten videos, and we will add them to this post, as we go live with them. Continue reading

What do we mean when we say IT or Construction Project?

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Today, I just want to share a few images that might help us understand that IT (like Software Development, etc.) and Construction Projects is often misleading and that when we use these terms, we are most likely confusing “project” with “phase”. Continue reading