Category Archives: Applying Project Management

The Applying Project Management sub-category is specific to topics on how to apply project management principles.

What is CAMMP™?

In this post, we will view CAMMP™ by the numbers and images

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Why did we develop CAMMP™?

Years ago, I started leading project management workshops inside the companies I worked for. I remember my first course, back in the mid-1990’s was on the steps of project control and I delivered to our engineers and construction professionals (our employees and the employees of the general contractor).

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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

Why “monitor” instead of “control” in PMBOK(r) Guide?

In the new PMBOK Guide, a few processes changed names to use the word “monitor” instead of “control” in the name of the process, like Monitor Risks instead of Control Risks.

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CAMMP, a three-dimensional model

How does CAMMP compares to global guides?

How does CAMMP™, The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™, compares to global guides like ISO 21500 and PMBOK Guide?

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CAMMP, a three-dimensional model

What is the difference between CAMMP and PMBOK Guide?

Since 2007, when we developed the first generation of CAMMP™, The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (or CAM2P at that time), and some asks about the differences between CAMMP and PMBOK Guide.

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Can we use Agile “Methods” in construction project?

I have been reading some posts on Agile and its usage in construction and what a disaster.

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Are PMI certifications considered in the construction industry?

A recent post on ProjectManagement.com posed this question “PMI CERTIFICATION IN CONSTRUCTION IS IT A REQUIREMENT?” This topic has generated interesting discussion. To read the various views please visit the post.

What we share below is part of our views on the subject that we shared on the original post and including here; modified. Continue reading

Are projects and project management unique?

We often hear people talking about projects being unique, especially that guides like the PMBOK Guide include the term “Unique” in the definition of projects. All is well on this point.

However, the challenge is that many, who do not understand this definition well, use the definition as an anti-standardization argument.

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What do we like or don’t like about PMBOK Guide latest edition?

The Sixth Edition of the PMBOK Guide has been out for about 6 weeks now and today we are finishing the second 5-day workshop on this guide. There are many things we like about the new edition and somethings we do not like.

Here are our professional views from the perspective of someone who has been using the guide since the first edition (my PMP was on the first edition) and who have also been delivering workshops on the guide since the second edition. Continue reading