Tag Archives: Methodology

Are ISO 21500 or PMBOK Guides methods or methodologies?

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.

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What is the difference between method and methodology?

It is quite common for professionals in project management to use ‘method’ and ‘methodology’ interchangeably. Is this correct?

If not what are the differences?

The following is part of one chapter in our upcoming book on The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAMMP™). Continue reading

What do you think about this project management book?

I have been working on two books:

  • The first was about the PMBOK Guide (and ISO 21500) but mostly about how to apply these guides in the real world, and
  • The second book is a re-write of a book we self-published two years ago (Redefining the Basics of Project Management), which focus on 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

CAM2P Project Life Cycle - 3 Levels

How to build universal methodology for managing projects?

Let us expand on the question: how to build a universal methodological approach, for managing projects that is flexible enough to adjust for project type, domain, classification, or a learning platform (international standard)?

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What is not emphasized enough in the PMBOK® Guide?

What is the PMBOK® Guide Current Reality? This topic is the subject of our first e-book on the Guide, part 1 of 2-book series. What is not emphasized enough in the PMBOK® Guide is a chapter in this first e-book.  Continue reading

What Is Missing from the PMBOK® Guide?

What is the PMBOK® Guide Current Reality? This topic is the subject of our first e-book on the Guide, part of 2-book series. What is Missing from the PMBOK® Guide is a chapter in this first e-book. We also wrote about this in the past.

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How to implement OPM system – the PMI way

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has just published Implementing Organizational Project Management: Practice Standard.

In this – just published standard – it emphasize the importance of tailoring a project management methodology. However, the main focus is on implementing an organizational system. We are happy to see this publication especially that we have been advocating the need for an organizational approach to building an effective and sustainable system. For example, in Chapter 5 of our recent book, Redefining the Basics of Project Management, we discussed the challenges facing project management and one of them is the lack of an institutional (organizational) project management approach.

However, what was interesting are the following:

  • This new standard dedicated a chapter for the need to tailor a project management methodology. We do not want to brag – may be a little – SUKAD developed The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAM2P™) back in 2007; 7 years before this standard. We had published our first book on CAM2P™ in 2010, a series of e-books in 2013 and now  Redefining the Basics of Project Management.
The-SUKAD-CAM2P-Model

The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAM2P™)

The SUKAD 7Es™ (Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity)

The SUKAD 7Es™ (Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity™) – a Model for Building the Organizational Project Management System

IN OTHER Words

1. We are ahead of PMI
2. What we have does not contradict PMI 

In the future we will write more about this subject!

Do “project management traders” lie or do not know what they are selling?

We do realize that some will object to what we write here – which fine with us. We do know professionals and those who truly believe in project management and its strategic value will likely agree with what we post here.

Those who maybe offended – if they care – we ask them to think twice about reacting and re-read what we write here; maybe they did not know what we present here. However, we know that a few (or some) do not care – since they are in project management training just for profit and who cares about their clients. Continue reading

Announcement: a new project management eBook

As we said before, we have usually kept this blog site for project management and related articles only and not to use it for any announcement except where there is value to the community or news of high importance. Continue reading