Why cannot professional associations work together?

We continue to post messages or images on social media from our upcoming book on Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile.

Today we post from chapter 2. Continue reading

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Are these concepts tailoring considerations or normal practice?

We did already write about tailoring and the PMBOK Guide, and should tailoring be at the organizational or project level. Today we add more by focusing on some of the content of the guide integration knowledge area. Continue reading

When to, and who will define the project life cycle?

Recently, we have been publishing a few articles on the updated PMBOK Guide. One of the topics we touched on a few days ago was tailoring since this is a major feature in the guide’s sixth edition.

In that article, we discussed tailoring in the Guide and in CAMMP. Today we add to that discussion. Continue reading

Preparing for the PMP

Does the PMP still has value and how to prepare for it?

The PMP certification is a good certification but it is NOT the best certification in project management. Also, it is not the best route for organizations that want to enhance the performance of their projects. This is a view we have shared often.

Why the above opinion and if that is our view then why post on how to prepare for this certification?

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PMBOK Guide Process Categories

Do the process categories in PMBOK Guide make sense? PGR8

Continuing with the PMBOK Guide reviews, this is the last post on the Standard part of the book, Part 2.

In this post, we also focus on the numbers in relation to the new process categorization.

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PMBOK Guide EEF and OPA

How are the EEF, OPA … used in the PMBOK Guide? PGR7

As we continue to review the PMBOK Guide we decided to check a few items, stats of interest to us. Things like how many processes has EEF or OPA as input and why.

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What does tailoring refer to in the new PMBOK Guide? PGR5

Well, it has been roughly two weeks since the new PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition is out and the online community is flooded with posts on this topic. Some posts go through extensive details even comparing page count on a chapter by chapter basis.

As someone who has been using the PMBOK Guide, since the first consolidated edition in 1996, and who have learned project management pre-PMBOK Guide, we have a few posts on the subject as well.

Today’s post, the 5th in the series, is about tailoring. What does tailoring refer to in the new guide? Read on: Continue reading

What are the changes in PMBOK Guide, Standard Part? PGR4

Since this is the fourth post with the letter PGR in the title, what does PGR stands for?

PGR = PMBOK Guide Review and I will be publishing many posts on this. Some of these posts could be general, like the one on PMBOK Guide Size or the general changes to the guide. Others will be specific to a topic, such as the one on Agile in PMBOK Guide.

This post will cover another category, which is specific reviews of sections of the new book, and could be in Part 1 (the guide part), or Part 2 (the ANSI approved standard part).

Today’s article is about Part 2 (Standard Part), Section 1. Continue reading