Category Archives: The SUKAD Way

This sub-category is about SUKAD approach for managing projects and organizational project management.

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 organizations revisit how to learn project management?

In this post, it is a mix between sharing knowledge and advertising our services.

The question is: should organizations revisit how to learn project management? How can they develop competent staff? Continue reading

How has the SUKAD CAMMP™ Model evolved?

I have been privileged in my career.

In a recent article, I have shared some thoughts and reflections on career management and my passion for project management.

I had opportunities to work with great companies after my Masters Degree. My first eight years with Exxon Chemical (before the ExxonMobil years), taught me project management well. In a short eight-year span, Exxon gave me the opportunity to work in estimating, control, project engineering, construction, and project management lead roles on small and multiple projects and on a mega project – from the USA Gulf Coast to Europe, Japan, and South East Asia.

Those years were the foundation for The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™.

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What is required to achieve organizational Excellence in project management?

Via this post, we want to share with you a few videos, about 10 minute each. These videos are from a workshop that SUKAD conducted for our clients in Dubai.

The videos are by my colleague and friend, SUKAD Vice President Mr. Luc Bauwmans. Luc is heading to Australia later this year; maybe will have SUKAD Asia-Pacific in 2016.

This is the link to the first video and from the SUKAD Channel you can access the other videos.

SUKAD Group has a Consultancy and Organizational Solutions division where we can help organizations implement, review, audit their projects or PM systems and can even build from scratch a sustainable organizational project management system.

 

Is building a PMO the right answer or do we need OPM?

This article (actually a presentation) is a follow up to the last post on OPM.

At the end of September 2014, we had the pleasure and opportunity to support the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF.ae) where we led a 3-hour workshop on how to build the organizational project management system. The workshop slides were in the previous post.

In addition to the workshop, we had a short presentation on how to transform from PMO (project management office) to OPM (organizational project management).

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How to build an organizational project management system?

In the past we did publish a few articles about project management office (PMO), organizational project management (OPM), project management methodology, and similar topics.

At the end of September 2014, we had the pleasure and opportunity to support the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF.ae) where we led a 3-hour workshop on how to build the organizational project management system. Continue reading

Is the Project Management Institute (PMI) changing direction?

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.

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How to manage projects in organizations, successfully?

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.

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Redefining the Basics of Project Management – Radio Interview

Redefining the Basics of Project ManagementIn this post we are sharing a Radio interview conducted with yours truly for the show “Stu Taylor on Business”.

Stu Taylor is the host of a popular radio show syndicated in the United States – Money Matters Radio Network on WBNW, WPLM, WESO. It is also aired via streaming audio on www.MoneyMattersBoston.com. The show is also syndicated via iTunes and Toginet.com.

The interview is about the release of our new book, Redefining the Basics of Project Management, a book that integrates the Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAM2P™) and PMBOK® Guide. CAM2P™ is a project management methodological approach that we designed to supplement the PMI Framework.