Category Archives: PMBOK Guide

Tailoring Project Management Methods to include in the Organizational Project Management System

What is required to develop tailored project management methods?

The PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition, emphasizes tailoring. However, what is required to develop tailored project management methods? What is a Project Management Method?

The SUKAD Way™ for Managing Projects, include CAMMP™, The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™. Notice the words customizable and adaptable, which is part of tailoring. Then, once again, what would be required to develop tailored project management methods? Continue reading

How about a sneak peek into our applied PMBOK Guide course?

As we continue to work on our next online adventure, How to apply the PMBOK(r) Guide in the real world, we decided to give you a glimpse, a sneak peek into what is coming and in applying the PMBOK Guide.

Applying the PMBOK Guide

Applying the PMBOK Guide

Here we share a part of Learning Goal 4. We are sharing three learning missions, including one on tailoring. Click on the image to access, you will need to register on the PM Quest site. You can claim 2 PDU for completing this Sneak Peek.

We believe that our approach in this online course will challenge the thinking of many professionals and PMPs. What we include in this sneak peek, is an example of our approach, including a substantial discussion on tailoring and some of the common misunderstandings on tailoring.

By the way, the information that we present includes a blend of text, images, audio messages, and videos.

Enjoy!

Is there more than one type of changes on projects?

On a Project Management website, a member asked this question: “In case of project scope change, is there a need to revise Project charter?” To answer this question properly, one needs to understand (1) the difference between product scope and project scope, and (2) the different types of changes that could happen on a project. Continue reading

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).

Then  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.

Why the change and is this logical? Continue reading

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?

The following table summarizes the differences Continue reading

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.

To know the differences, read on: Continue reading

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

Are these concepts tailoring considerations or normal practice?

We did already write about tailoring and the PMBOK Guide, and should tailoring be at the organizational or project level. Today we add more by focusing on some of the content of the guide integration knowledge area. Continue reading

When to, and who will define the project life cycle?

Recently, we have been publishing a few articles on the updated PMBOK Guide. One of the topics we touched on a few days ago was tailoring since this is a major feature in the guide’s sixth edition.

In that article, we discussed tailoring in the Guide and in CAMMP. Today we add to that discussion. Continue reading