Category Archives: Project Management Maturity

IMHO, Ajam Thoughts, Project Success

In the past, we did write articles about project success and the SUKAD Four Dimensions of Project Success. Today, we share a video.

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Should some of the PMBOK Guide planning processes be split up?

This text is also from our upcoming book and is a continuation of the previous article.

As mentioned already, for some of the knowledge areas, such as scope, time, cost, and risk there is a definite split between management planning processes and detailed planning processes. The earlier discussions on scope elaborated on this concept in text and graphics. The same analogy applies to risk, time and cost. Continue reading

How to better understand the planning processes of the PMBOK Guide?

Although this article is independent of the previous one, it would be useful to read the last article first. This article is also part of a book that is currently with the publisher and likely to be released to the market before the summer.

The following discussion is for the planning processes, within a phase. It is based on PMBOK® Guide, but a similar analysis can be used for ISO 21500.

There are processes, one in each knowledge area that focuses on the management of the knowledge area, including all other processes.

Management Planning

For example “Plan Scope Management[1] is about: Continue reading

Why some processes are not PMBOK Guide processes?

We know, the title may sound awkward or missing a few words, this is why we need to read on.

What are we talking about?

Maybe the question should be what is (1) a process and (2) a PMBOK Guide process?

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Is the project management community receptive to new ideas?

Is the project management community receptive to new ideas? Maybe we should zoom in and ask: are professionals who subscribe to one professional association open to things from outside the association?

Will share a couple of stories.

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What is not emphasized enough in the PMBOK® Guide?

What is the PMBOK® Guide Current Reality? This topic is the subject of our first e-book on the Guide, part 1 of 2-book series. What is not emphasized enough in the PMBOK® Guide is a chapter in this first e-book.  Continue reading

Is project management for technology and construction only?

Once the Human Resource manager for a client, a construction company, asked me “Mounir, I thought project management is only for construction but my friend is an HR manager in a jewelry company and she just attended the class your company did for them.”  Continue reading

What is Project Governance? Part 3

What is governance? What is Project Governance? What is Project Management Governance? Today, we address Project Governance in relation to a sample project.

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What is Project Management Governance? Part 2

What is governance? What is Project Governance? What is Project Management Governance? Today, we address Project Governance in relation to a project management method. Continue reading

What is Governance? Part 1

What is governance? What is Project Governance? What is Project Management Governance? These are questions we answer in this article and the next two.

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