Category Archives: Human Aspects of Project Management

What is the difference between stakeholder and shareholder?

Kids were having steak for lunch so they were steakeholders 🙂

Well, our topic today is not about steakholders but stakeholders and shareholders. No cup holders for today.

Honestly, this topic is easy and straight forward. We do not often see too much confusion between the two terms in our workshops. People understand the term shareholder and they know it is different from a stakeholder. The confusion is often about the stakeholders themselves – there is no clear understanding of who are the stakeholders.

Two videos for you – the first focuses on shareholders versus stakeholders. The second video is actually an audio presentation discussing stakeholders.

Let us know what you think.

Thanks

How to kill, execute, or decompose a project?

With this post, we will start re-publishing some old articles and update them. Of course, we will continue to publish new articles.

Project management is a serious business, but it does not hurt to have some fun with this interesting domain. In this post, we decided to play on words and learn the language of the living dead that, some of us, use from time to time. Continue reading

A personal post, Mounir Ajam Career Path

I hope this post will not be misunderstood and taken for what it is – sharing a personal career path that started in 1984 in engineering and shifted to project management in 1990 and continuing to today. This is a sample career path and we hope it will inspire others to lead.

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Is project management for engineers only?

Is project management for engineers only?

Is it for engineering and construction projects only?

Or, is it for all aspects of life?

Here is the video.

Looking for creating a project management culture

Is the Project Manager the jack-of-all-trades?

Did some of the project management associations and organizations screw up the role of the project manager?

Are they (or some of them) making the role of the project manager as the jack-of-all-trades and the master of none?

Or, are some of these organizations confused about the role of the project manager and cannot make up their mind of what this role is about. 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

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

Who are the project’s stakeholders?

In the past, we had shared presentations on this blog but only rarely.

Today, we will share a presentation with audio, which is an explanation of who are the project stakeholders that we present in an animated way.

If this works and we get good feedback, we will post more educational content. Therefore, it would be good to hear your feedback.

If you like to see the presentation only, without audio, please visit our slide share account via: The SUKAD Group Slide Share Account. You can also view via the SUKAD Group YouTube Account.

Click on the picture to open the video (presentation and audio).

Project Stakeholders | By SUKAD

 

Finally

Let us hope your stakeholders are not like this character.

Enjoy!

Do executives understand the risks of the accidental project managers?

Background

This article is a follow-up on two prior posts that we published recently. It is also in response to various online exchanges on the topic of Accidental Project Manager. Continue reading