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

How to achieve the PMP Certification and learn PM while at it?

PMP Certification

The PMP certification is highly popular and in demand. Therefore, it is natural that so many professionals want to achieve the PMP certification, whether they have project management experience or not. The challenge is that there are hundreds of groups on social media site and many of them are questionable in what they post, share, or advocate. Consequently, there is much misleading stuff out in the market that confuses the PMP aspirants. Further, the wrong advice often results in significantly increasing the PMP preparation time. Continue reading

Is it time to rethink the project management function?

Is it time to rethink the project management function? What triggered this discussion, is a recent post on rethinking the PMO. I know I have written on this topic before, but many articles on social media keep popping up, which encouraged me to write again. Today, we will make the case to rethink the project management function. We advocate moving from PMO to OPM, organizational project management.

First, we will start with some definitions to ensure alignments. Continue reading

Do we manage projects or execute them?

Do we execute or manage projects? Maybe we should be more direct and ask: do we kill projects or lead projects to success? We need to enhance our view and understanding of project management and project life cycle. Continue reading

Are there IT projects or construction projects?

Do you think there are IT Projects or Construction Projects? We will start with a statement that might shock some people, we do not think there are IT projects or construction projects. Switching the words, IT Projects do not exist, almost. Construction Projects do not exist, almost.

We are willing to bet that the majority of readers will be choking or laughing now, or think I have lost it. Maybe, but I think I am still sane so humor me. Continue reading

The SUKAD Way for Managing Projects

Would you be interested in project management seminars?

Project Management Seminars

Would you be interested in attending an evening (or daytime) project management seminar?

This article is to seek your input on selecting topics for a project management seminar series.

We also want to address organizations if they would be interested in partnering with us by hosting one or more of these seminars or even full-day workshop. 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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We need your input

Dear friends and readers of this blog site:

We would like your opinion and help.

If we were to develop online courses, short courses or a series of courses on a given project management topic,

  1. What would be the topics that you would like to learn about?
  2. What do you think are some of the challenges facing our domain of project management?
  3. What are some of the pain-points you have experienced or observed in the community?

We want to hear from you and feel free to elaborate on the above questions and adding other points that you think are relevant.

Please, either comment on the blog site, below the blog (that would be a public comment) or respond privately via filling the form below.

Thank you

Program Life Cycle

How does SUKAD differentiate a project from a program?

This post includes excerpts from a Case Study that we will be publishing later this year. The post is from Chapter 1. The Case Study, let us call it MLP, or ML Program for now.

Project or Program

The question of project or program (project management or program management) often confuses practitioners of project management. This case study is not about project management versus program management, therefore, we will only offer the definitions that we follow in SUKAD Group, which are the basis for all of our work and the context in this case study. Continue reading

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