Category Archives: Organizational Project Management

What does tailoring refer to in the new PMBOK Guide? PGR5

Well, it has been roughly two weeks since the new PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition is out and the online community is flooded with posts on this topic. Some posts go through extensive details even comparing page count on a chapter by chapter basis.

As someone who has been using the PMBOK Guide, since the first consolidated edition in 1996, and who have learned project management pre-PMBOK Guide, we have a few posts on the subject as well.

Today’s post, the 5th in the series, is about tailoring. What does tailoring refer to in the new guide? Read on: Continue reading

Where is the Beef – sorry Agile in PMBOK Guide? PGR3

We have been hearing about the #PMBOK Guide going Agile for a year now; or more. However, now the new #PMBOK Guide is out, where is #Agile?

This question reminds me of an old Wendy’s commercial about “where is the beef?” Continue reading

The Extended Project Team

Who are the people involved in delivering a project?

This post is a section of a chapter on project management plan. It is per our CAMMP™ Model, Version 3, and from the Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile book that will be published later this summer.

This section addresses the people aspects, a vital section of the Project Management Plan of a given project. Continue reading

Leading and Managing Major or Mega Projects, Part 3

We have been writing and recording videos on the challenges of delivering large and complex, major, or mega projects successfully.

We provided some ideas on how to lead mega projects to success.

We have even shared some research on these types of projects from leading global organizations and universities.

One of these articles is available by clicking here.

Another article is via this link.

Click on the image below for the latest video on this subject.

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How to lead mega projects to success – part 2 (with videos English + Arabic)

Every once in a while we focus on a certain topic and write a few articles about. Recently, we had a few posts with videos on terminology differences, and before that, we cover agile for capital projects. The most recent posts have been about large-complex, or mega projects.

We have to admit, today’s post might reiterate some points from earlier posts — AND — it is also a bit commercial in nature since it is related to a learning program that SUKAD has developed and is offering to deal with the challenges of mega projects.

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Proper Stage-Gate Methodology abd early planning can save 25% on project schedule

How to lead large and complex (mega) projects to success?

This post is specific to Executives, especially those leading Project Owners’s Organizations.

How to lead large and complex (mega) projects to success?

How you can minimize the chance of delays and overruns and maximizing value to your shareholders?

In a recent article, we wrote and recorded video on why project owners organizations are afraid of project management. That was a tough article to write since it could have touched on organizational culture and pride but nonetheless, the message has to be said. Continue reading

Why are project owners afraid of project management?

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

هل حان الاوان لتاسيس هيئة حكومية لادارة المشاريع؟

Is it time for a National / Federal Project Management Authority? How about linking this to a National Project Management Association?

هل حان الاوان لتاسيس هيئة حكومية لادارة المشاريع؟ مع تسجيل صوتي Continue reading

Why some organizations do not follow proper PM Practices? مع تسجيل صوتي بالعربي

We often hear from practitioners and read on social media platforms that many organizations around the world, do not implement proper project management practices. Maybe the situation is different from one country to another, and one cannot generalize. However, the question is valid, why (some) organizations do not follow ‘proper’ project management practices? Continue reading