Category Archives: Project Management Methodology

This sub-category is to discuss project management methodologies

Once again, what is the project life cycle?

Once again, what is the project life cycle?

Why this question?

Because it is our belief that the most common misunderstanding in project management today, especially among those who follow PMI and learned project management through the PMBOK Guide. Notice, we used the term misunderstanding because  Continue reading

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

Busting the myth of Agile for most projects, most of the time – 2

This is the third article on Agile.

  1. The first one covered a discussion on LinkedIn and summarized the key points discussed.
  2. With the second article, we started to demystify the concept that Agile is for most projects most of the time. In this second Article, we highlighted the overview mission of the Agile Manifesto.

Today, we will start covering the various principles, or at least one of them. With each post, we will explain why we think Agile does not work for capital projects and possible other non-software development projects. Continue reading

Busting the myth of Agile for most projects, most of the time – 1

First a disclaimer,

I am not an Agilist

I am not an expert in Agile

My core experience is not software development although I have a project in this area now but as a business and project owner and not an IT guy (developer – service provider ).

I do have three decades of project management experience, mostly on capital projects but also with exposure to numerous other sectors.

So, I write this post with the above in mind – read at your own risk 🙂

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SUKAD Published Books

What are SUKAD contribution to project management?

This post is part of our outreach and a bit of promotion. Today, we present our knowledge sharing initiatives and activities. Continue reading

IMHO, Ajam Thoughts, CAMMP™ Phases

In the previous video, we discussed the concept of project phases and stages in a generic context. In this video, we focus on the SUKAD Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects and its three phases.