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Do you think we need a PM Association for the Arab World?

Since we have published this article on LinkedIn we refer you there, please click here to read. We have also developed a draft for a concept paper.

What we are looking for at this time are:

  1. Determine who is interested and think this is a good idea.
  2. If you like to learn more, let me know and we can send you the concept paper.
  3. If you have any constructive comments or clarification questions, let us hear them.
  4. Finally, who would be willing to volunteer?

For more information about the initiator of this idea refer to my personal website www.mounirajam.com and my company website www.sukad.com.

Our target is by the end of 2016 we will have either a formal organization or a networking group.

We want to hear from you.

Interesting Statistics about PMI in West Asia

I have recently been looking at some data on PMI membership and certifications in the region (West Asia). These statistics are quite interesting and raise so many questions. I will just show some numbers and without comments.

The data below is recent – a couple of months. Continue reading

Understanding the project environment

We wrote this article for the first time a few years back but the concept is still applicable and we share here again.

In past articles about project management and the construction industry in the UAE (and the Region) we poised many questions for the reader to explore. In the most recent articles we closed with the following: “Delays, quality challenges, fires are not the problems rather they are the symptoms of much deep rooted issues so what are the root cause of these challenges?” So what are these challenges and what are we missing? Continue reading

How effective are we in delivering projects?

This article is the third of a series that we published in a regional magazine a few years back. The concepts that we discussed then and the message of these articles are still applicable today, hence the republication here!

In another article we posed this question: with the construction boom in the Region[1] how effective are we in managing and delivering these projects; successfully? Continue reading

Dubai, UAE, and GCC boom; a hisorical perspective

This article is the first of a series that we published in a regional magazine a few years back. The concepts that we discussed then and the message of these articles are still applicable today, hence the republication here!

In a place like Dubai, Jeddah, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Manama, and many other places in West Asia, particularly the GCC[1] one can observe a major boom. Construction cranes are everywhere dominating the skylines. Buildings are appearing like a forest growing rapidly of the grounds. Islands are emerging out of the relatively calm gulf water and skyscrapers are reaching higher and higher into the clouds. This magnificent growth is unmatched in the world. Continue reading