This article (actually a presentation) is a follow up to the last post on OPM.
At the end of September 2014, we had the pleasure and opportunity to support the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF.ae) where we led a 3-hour workshop on how to build the organizational project management system. The workshop slides were in the previous post.
In addition to the workshop, we had a short presentation on how to transform from PMO (project management office) to OPM (organizational project management).
At the end of September 2014, we had the pleasure and opportunity to support the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF.ae) where we led a 3-hour workshop on how to build the organizational project management system. Continue reading →
We have not been able to write frequently and we hope our readers can forgive us for that. It has been an extremely busy period for us delivering workshops from Singapore to Baghdad in addition to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other locations. In addition to delivering other services to clients across West Asia.
In addition, we are also working on a few e-books and books to publish in the upcoming months.
I raise this question “Is the Project Management Institute (PMI) changing direction?” to generate some discussions on whether PMI is indeed changing its direction of it is being a follower or a leader for project management?
Initially, we posted this article without offering much of our opinion in order to generate discussions, which it did on some online groups. A respected colleague suggested that we offer our views here, which we will do in this updated version – using blue font.
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 Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAM2P™)
In this post we address two important concepts about project management, which are:
How to manage projects in organizations, and
How to manage projects successfully.
We split these topics since the first deals with the organizational system – policies – procedures – processes – methodology, among other factors. The other topic, deals with offering a model to deliver project success rather than just project completion.