How to apply project management in the real world? In an earlier article, we discussed applied project management, project-based learning, and project management for youth, which established the context. With this article, we continue with the context and establish the background for the case study.
How to apply project management in the real world? Recently, we published an article on Can Project Management be Simplified …, and apparently, that article has been popular and well received. Therefore, it is time to build on that success and show that we practice what we preach! This article is the first of a series that we will be publishing over the next few weeks with a focus on PBL, APM, LLL, PM4Y (PM4Youth), and CAMMP™. What do all of these acronyms mean and how are they related? Well, we can start with a hint, they are about applied project management and project-based learning with a focus on project management for youth.
Read on and enjoy the learning! Continue reading
Over the last few years, we have been publishing this blog site, e-books, and books. Some of the articles were from the books that we are publishing and vice versa.
Today, as we close on 200 articles (this is no 200) we want to share with you our latest book, it is CAM2P™ for Mega Projects.
The following is a description of our newest e-book on project management; the 7th in total and is available to the project management professional community at no cost (in most countries). Continue reading
This is a summary blog!
We have recently been publishing on case studies. In the last two weeks we published four case studies and we had published another one in the past.
The following is a list of the blog posts specific to case studies:
- Case Study | A failed PMO implementation
- Case Study | working across continents/organizations
- Case Study | Innovative planning and execution techniques
- Case Study | Project control and stakeholders’ involvement
- Case Study | From adversaries to integrated (project control) team
It is also worth noting that these case studies are available on our Project Management Knowledge Portal.
Most of the above case studies comes from capital projects.
To build on the above and other case studies, SUKAD has developed a 2-day workshop on Case Studies for Capital Projects. The various case studies that we will discuss in that workshop include failed and successful projects and address these projects from different perspectives. These projects also included cost plus and fixed price contracts.
SUKAD is offering the above workshop and others in Cyprus the first week of September! I will be leading a couple of the workshops and my colleague Luc Bauwmans will lead the other two courses.
These workshops would be highly interactive and our principle consultants have direct personal experience in the various topics, which is gained through working on various global projects.
This article is the second of a series of articles where we presented case studies from the author own projects’ experience. We have recently presented these case studies as a workshop; part of a Project Management Conference (PM360) in Singapore that was organized by Knowledge Method, sponsored by RMC Project Management, and supported by SUKAD and two other partners. Continue reading
This article is the first of a series of articles where we presented case studies from the author own projects’ experience. We have recently presented these case studies as a workshop; part of a Project Management Conference (PM360) in Singapore that was organized by Knowledge Method, sponsored by RMC Project Management, and supported by SUKAD and two other partners. Continue reading
This article is a personal story – it is an experience I had while working on a project where I learned a key lesson that I have been carrying with me since and use on a regular basis. More than once, this lessons helped me get out of difficult situations and avoid making a mistake. Continue reading
The PMO Focus Series
In the last few posts we have focused on project / program management office.
Here is what we published so far:
- What is a PMO and how to differentiate between PMOs?
- Eight possible functions of a PMO: the PMO Continuum
- Why some PMO fails or are challenged?
In today’s article we share a case study of a failed PMO project. In the next article we will share with you a maturity model that we use to help minimize the risk of PMO and PM System implementation failure. Continue reading