What is the difference between output and outcome? Why does it matter in project management?
In the project management context, an output could refer to the result of a given process, like those discussed in ISO 21500 or PMBOK Guide. Well, if we consider the output of the ultimate process = the project, then the output is the final result or product.
On the other hands, an outcome focus on expected results, the realized benefits that could be derived post project completion.
As we deliver project management workshops, work with clients, or people in general, we find that in the majority of cases, people use the term quality to refer to grade. Well, although these terms are related, quality is different from grade.
ISO 21500 mentions the need to have three types of processes to deliver projects, project management processes, product processes and support processes. However, ISO focuses on the PM Processes. Continue reading →
I am writing this article with the feeling that I am either courageous or stupid since what I will write about might be touching many or stepping on people soft toes.
I must start by saying, I am writing this article based on observations from working in this region (West Asia, GCC) for close to 17 years; observations, not scientific research. Therefore, I accept and welcome a challenge from the types of organizations that I will highlight today. Continue reading →
The first one covered a discussion on LinkedIn and summarized the key points discussed.
With the second article, we started to demystify the concept that Agile is for most projects most of the time. In this second Article, we highlighted the overview mission of the Agile Manifesto.
Today, we will start covering the various principles, or at least one of them. With each post, we will explain why we think Agile does not work for capital projects and possible other non-software development projects. Continue reading →