What is the project management servant leader initiative by SUKAD? Updated

The Project Management Servant Leader Initiative is a program that we have launched in SUKAD Corp. The program is to promote applied project management knowledge and know-how. Further, it consists of five major elements, as we will describe later. It is primary goal is to help individuals, organizations, and startup benefit from the strategic value of project management and our expertise.

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What is the project management servant leader initiative by SUKAD?

The Project Management Servant Leader Initiative is a program that we are launching in SUKAD Corp. The program is to promote applied project management knowledge and know-how. Further, it consists of four major elements, as we will describe later.

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What on earth is Agile Contracting in the construction industry?

Recently, one of the SUKAD network members reached out for Agile Contracting advice in the Construction Industry. As we were talking, I was struggling to understand the term Agile Contracting. The reason for my struggle is that in the project management community, the word ‘Agile’ typically refers to (a) Agility or (b) Agile Development, as per the Manifesto on Agile Software Development. Further, this would be the same understanding when people use the term Agile Project Management. Consequently, I was wondering

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How do we differentiate between estimate, forecast, and actual?

As we continue working on the development of the Uruk Platform, many questions come up. Some of these questions are about terminology and using terms out of context. For example, when you hear the term ‘project cost,’ estimated cost, budget, approved plan, forecast, or actual? The same thing for the project duration or the completion date. How to ensure a properly working software, without ambiguity? How to ensure consistency of terms for the various project management metrics and dashboards? Further, in a software solution, we have to be careful and consistent. Consequently, we need a glossary of terms, which is what we are, including in the Uruk Development Guidelines. Further, this post covers one of those areas of potential confusion.

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What are the differences between Variances and Changes?

Another article (without video this time) in the “It Depends” educational series. Today we discuss the common confusion on project variances and project changes. We will also discuss corrective actions, preventive actions, and the different types and categories of change. Further, we will discuss whether variances are changes or not.

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What are the differences between project management method and project management methodology

What are the differences between Project Management Method and Project Management Methodology?

In project management, the answer to many questions often starts with, “It Depends.” For example, what is the definition of a project? It Depends. What are the differences between PBS and WBS? How to differentiate between scope creep and scope change? Therefore, we decided to launch a knowledge-sharing series with the title “It Depends.” In other words, the “It Depends” knowledge series would help answer these questions and more. Therefore, the series includes short videos of these articles, and in the future, there will be additional references. In this post, we discuss the differences between a project management method and a project management method.

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What are the differences between A & B? The ‘It Depends’ Series

In project management, the answer to many questions often starts with, “It Depends.” For example, what is the definition of a project? It Depends. What are the differences between PBS and WBS? How to differentiate between scope creep and scope change? Therefore, we decided to launch a knowledge-sharing series with the title “It Depends.” In other words, the “It Depends” knowledge series would help answer these questions and more. The series includes short videos of these articles, and in the future, there will be additional references.

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Are you a pioneer who dares to BE A PART of building a great engine of project success?

Today’s post is direct. Today, we are not sharing knowledge about a relevant project management topic. Instead, we want to help in making project management a critical domain for ALL industries. Consequently, we are working to set project management skills essential for business success. We are learning to adjust in these challenging times with VUCA, COVID-19, and the pandemic-triggered recessions. We are trying to establish a New Normal or maybe a better future. Whether you work from home or work from anywhere, technology is vital. Further, projects are a must to grow the global economies, hence PMI usage of the term Project Economy. In summary, we believe project management is critical for success as we transition and transform. Today’s post is about the Uruk Platform, a project management software, cloud-based solution.

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National Project Management Authority

Is it time to elevate project management to the national level? Updated

We have posted the following message on my LinkedIn account and is already generating quite a bit of discussion.

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IPT: Integrated Project Teams, Multi-Disciplinary Teams in Capital Projects

What are some of the fallacies of agile in capital projects and construction projects?

We often read articles about agile, agile project management, and agile development. Further, many of these articles could be from global associations or even “top” business consultancies. However, the challenge with many of these articles is that the authors of these posts insist that agile development works on capital projects and construction projects. For many years we asked them to explain to us how agile development works on a capital project or a construction project, even the construction of a house. There answers …

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