We realize that we discuss this topic often, and others do as well on various online platforms and social media sites. Yet, we continue to see PMPs, PMI Registered Education Providers (REP), “PMP Instructors” confuse this concept and think that the process groups are project phases.
Even when they say they are not the same, once we go into applying the concept, they fall into the trap of “Planning Phase” and “Execution Phase”. Continue reading →
Following an earlier post on the difference between method or methodology, it would be useful to revisit a question we often get or hear about. Is the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, or the PMBOK Guide a methodology?
Although my post below focuses on the PMBOK Guide – most, if not all comments apply to ISO 21500 since it shares a similar structure to the PMBOK Guide.
I had opportunities to work with great companies after my Masters Degree. My first eight years with Exxon Chemical (before the ExxonMobil years), taught me project management well. In a short eight-year span, Exxon gave me the opportunity to work in estimating, control, project engineering, construction, and project management lead roles on small and multiple projects and on a mega project – from the USA Gulf Coast to Europe, Japan, and South East Asia.
Those years were the foundation for The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™.
In discussions with a publisher, we have considered merging these two books to deliver a well rounded book. Below, is the structure and high-level content of this book. What do you think? Continue reading →