A 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 →
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:
Can 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.
Notice, the Fundamentals on top, which is not a theme, it is a prerequisite to all of the themes.
The following image shows the structure of the PM Quest.
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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.