Category Archives: The SUKAD Way

This category will reflect various topics related to the SUKAD Way and the SUKAD Project Management Innovation Program.

Special Message: The Quest to Mastering Project Management 2

The Quest to Mastering Project Management is an online learning program. We wrote our first special message a few days ago and today we will be sharing a few videos about the program.

Why the PM Quest?

What, why, where … of the PM Quest

What is unique about the Quest to Mastering Project Management?

Announcement for the first course, The Fundamentals

Announcement for the second course, Adaptive Methodology

Closing Remarks

How to join the PM Quest? Visit https://pmquest.sukad.com and enjoy the learning.

Can project management be simplified, especially for small-simple projects?

Subscribe TodayA common question that comes to mind is the following: Can project management be simplified, especially for small-simple projects? One of the reasons we hear this type of comments is because, often enough, those asking the question are introduced to project management via certification courses. Their project management training can be a course to help them prepare for an exam that they will never take nor do they need. Continue reading

What are the project management fundamentals for mastering project management?

Mastering project management is not an easy task. Sure we can learn some concepts in a course or two. We can demonstrate knowledge by passing a certification exam. We can learn the theory by reading a book. However, to master a domain, like project management, requires significant effort, and time. Did we say time? The first step in mastering project management is to understand the project management fundamentals. The Fundamentals is the first essential adventure in the SUKAD PM Quest.

Project Management Fundamentals

Here are some questions:

  • Project Management Fundamentals | PM QuestCan a risk event be good?
  • Is it possible that a 5-star hotel is a ‘bad’ quality hotel?
  • Do we still use the term ‘task’ in project management and what does it mean?
  • Is the project manager a clerk or an executive – strategic leader?
  • How to differentiate between output and outcome?
  • Why “pre-project” is not part of the project life cycle?
  • What is a phase or a stage?
  • Are Oranges – orange or blue?

Many of these questions are fundamentals concepts that we must learn them before we can build the organization project management function or methodology.

Click on the Orange Picture to access the course.

Mastering Project Management

Notice we are using the verb form mastering and not ‘master’ because we do not know if anyone can truly master (all of) project management. I have MSc from a top university in project management and more than three decades of experience and I dare say that I have mastered project management. So why Mastering? Because mastery is an ongoing effort. We can Master a subject, a skill, or even more. This is why we are developing The Quest to Mastering Project Management, PM Quest, and with many themes. The various themes cater toward different interest and focus.The PM Quest | Mastering Project Management

Notice, the Fundamentals on top, which is not a theme, it is a prerequisite to all of the themes.

The PM Quest

The PM Quest that SUKAD is developing is a massive, comprehensive, practical online learning program. The Overview of the PM Quest is available today. The Overview should be your starting point. Next, you should complete the Fundamentals; both are open and free.

The following image shows the structure of the PM Quest.Mastering Project Management | PM Quest Structure

Since we are just starting this strategic program, the above image represents the vision. Many of the courses (adventures) are available on PowerPoint for a physical classroom setting. The challenge is to convert as many of them to fit the online environment. We aim to have a new course every few weeks. We released the Overview last week (mid-April 2018). Our team will be releasing The Fundamentals today or tomorrow at the latest (24 April 2018). We will release our next adventure by mid-May.

The following image presents the possible routes a learner can consider to build a learning path. The yellow path is our recommendation for the first path.

PM Quest | Mastering Project Management Learning Path 1

Project Management Coach, A Click Away

We want to hear your feedback, comments, suggestions, or even critique. You can email us at PMCoach@sukad.com or join us on the various social media channels of SUKAD or even the dedicated groups that we set up for the PM Quest on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Remember, your project management coach, a click away.Your Project Management Coach a click away

 

Debunking the myth of what is a project management methodology

This article is indirectly an announcement for a project management seminar that SUKAD will be hosting in Dubai on the 16th of April 2018, and likely to repeat in Abu Dhabi on 30 April 2018. The hot topic of the day is “Debunking the myth of what is a project management methodology.” Continue reading

Do you need a methodology for managing projects?

Do you need a project management methodology for managing projects? Or, do you believe that existing standards, guides, and certifications are enough?

Guides are useful, but do they offer a project management methodology?

The #PMP is in high demand but is it enough to manage projects successfully?

We think that #certification is good and has value but not enough on its own.

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Why should organizations adopt a project management method?

CAMMP™ Model

This post is an audio presentation of what is the CAMMP™  Model. Further, the focus is on why organizations should consider and adopt a project management method, like the CAMMP™ Model. Continue reading

Why organizations need OPMS to manage projects?

The following is another image, from another chapter in our recent book, #Project Management beyond #Waterfall and #Agile (https://goo.gl/hFYoHQ). It is about the SUKAD Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity, which is the model we use to help organizations build their OPMS, Organizational Project Management System. Continue reading

What is CAMMP™?

In this post, we will view CAMMP™ by the numbers and images

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Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile

In this post, we just want to share that our latest book is finally out  

The Book Focus – CAMMP™

This book is about the CAMMP™ Model (The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™). CAMMP™ is a product of the SUKAD Way™ Project Management Innovation Program. This is a project management methodology and it is about adaptive project management.

The Knowledge Foundation

The book refers to foundational knowledge from PMI, IPMA, ISO, GPM Global and others. It follows the path laid by these professional associations then break away going to another level, beyond waterfall and agile, beyond process and competence, beyond process groups and knowledge areas.

Applied Project Management Methodology

You can use this book to implement a methodological approach in your organization, today.

Adaptive Project Management, Adaptive is not Agile, beyond Waterfall and Agile