What do you think, is project management becoming a commodity?
I am a member on numerous online groups related to project management. There is a huge focus on certifications, PMP being the most popular but others as well like ACP, Agile, PRINCE2, RMP and numerous others. We see advertisement such as: Continue reading →
How do organizations measure project and project management performance? Is it based on a customer satisfaction survey or is there more to it? Is it enough to measure the performance of a given project or should we also measure the organizational performance in delivering projects? Continue reading →
I raise this question “Is the Project Management Institute (PMI) changing direction?” to generate some discussions on whether PMI is indeed changing its direction of it is being a follower or a leader for project management?
Initially, we posted this article without offering much of our opinion in order to generate discussions, which it did on some online groups. A respected colleague suggested that we offer our views here, which we will do in this updated version – using blue font.
In this post we address two important concepts about project management, which are:
How to manage projects in organizations, and
How to manage projects successfully.
We split these topics since the first deals with the organizational system – policies – procedures – processes – methodology, among other factors. The other topic, deals with offering a model to deliver project success rather than just project completion.
In this article we address a major gap in the practice of project management today! Our hypothesis is that this GAP is one of the leading factors contributing to project challenges and failures. This is a controversial topic since it touches on what project management professionals practice – based on their understanding of global standards, such as the PMBOK Guide or other know-how. Continue reading →
I was inspired to write this article after viewing a post on a LinkedIn group, posted the following question: “As a project manager when is the best time to monitor and evaluate a project, if for example the project will take up to 5 years“.
Most of the above case studies comes from capital projects.
To build on the above and other case studies, SUKAD has developed a 2-day workshop on Case Studies for Capital Projects. The various case studies that we will discuss in that workshop include failed and successful projects and address these projects from different perspectives. These projects also included cost plus and fixed price contracts.
SUKAD is offering the above workshop and others in Cyprus the first week of September! I will be leading a couple of the workshops and my colleague Luc Bauwmans will lead the other two courses.
These workshops would be highly interactive and our principle consultants have direct personal experience in the various topics, which is gained through working on various global projects.