Tag Archives: Organizational Project Management

How to build and sustain the organizational project management system?

In this post, I am sharing another video from the Applied Project Management by SUKAD YouTube channel. This video is also from the first project management forum organized in Dubai; the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF).

Organizational Project Management

The video is about OPM, Organizational Project Management. It is a 3-hour workshop that presents The SUKAD Way™ for Managing Projects approach for building and sustaining the OPM System. We follow a model called The Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity™ that we developed in SUKAD in 2010.

Click on the picture to access the video and keep in mind, it is 3-hour but you can claim 3 PDU for it if you a PMI certificate holder.

How to build the organizational project management system | Applied Project ManagementEnjoy

Is it time to rethink the project management function?

Is it time to rethink the project management function? What triggered this discussion, is a recent post on rethinking the PMO. I know I have written on this topic before, but many articles on social media keep popping up, which encouraged me to write again. Today, we will make the case to rethink the project management function. We advocate moving from PMO to OPM, organizational project management.

First, we will start with some definitions to ensure alignments. Continue reading

The SUKAD Way for Managing Projects

Would you be interested in project management seminars?

Project Management Seminars

Would you be interested in attending an evening (or daytime) project management seminar?

This article is to seek your input on selecting topics for a project management seminar series.

We also want to address organizations if they would be interested in partnering with us by hosting one or more of these seminars or even full-day workshop. Continue reading

National Project Management Authority

Is it time to elevate project management to the national level?

We have posted the following message on my LinkedIn account and is already generating quite a bit of discussion.

Continue reading

Possible Program Life Cycle

How to implement a project management organizational system – 2?

Introduction

This article is a continuation on past articles and an extended discussion on the last post.

As a refresher, to build an effective and sustainable project management organizational system (PMOS), we presented our preferred approach, which is founded on three principles:

  1. Use a program management approach, in other words, treat the PMOS implementation initiative as a program rather than a project,
  2. Use an extended approach, meaning build the system over 1 to 3 years and not an intensive 3 to 6 months style,
  3. Follow the SUKAD Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity™ model (The 7Es™).

In the last post,  we re-touched on the 7Es™ and why an extended approach. Today, we will discuss: why do we propose the program approach? Continue reading

How to implement a project management organizational system – 1?

Introduction

A few days ago, we published an article under the title “forget about building the PMO, build the project management (organizational) system” – let us abbreviate it as PMOS. In that article, we touched on our preferred approach, which is founded on three principles:

  1. Use a program management approach, in other words, treat the PMOS implementation initiative as a program rather than a project,
  2. Use an extended approach, meaning build the system over 1 to 3 years and not an intensive 3 to 6 months style,
  3. Follow the SUKAD Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity™ model (The 7Es™).

The above is our suggested approach, which organizations can consider in full or in parts. In this article and the next few articles, we will expand on the above. Continue reading

How to build a sustainable project management system?

Introduction

Over the last 2 to 3 weeks we have published 5 articles about project management, project management office, and failure in implementing project management. These five articles build on each others leading to this sixth article in the series. Continue reading

What are the gaps in PM/PMO and how to close them?

Introduction

  • What are the gaps in project management, specifically in PMO implementation?
  • How to close these gaps?

Over the last few days we had published a few articles on PMO: Program or Project Management Office.

With the above articles, we addressed some factors on the “gaps” and today we address closing the gaps. Continue reading

Eight possible functions of a PMO: the PMO Continuum مع تسجيل صوتي بالعربي

What are the eight possible functions of a project or program management office?

In the previous article we established:

  • The PMO, typically, is for the organization and not for one project or program
  • The PMO, typically, is an organizational unit
  • Not all PMO are the same
  • PMO typically stands for Project Management Office or Program Management Office Continue reading

What is a PMO and how to differentiate between PMOs?

What is a PMO? Is it Project Management Office, Program Management Office, or something else?

In this article we are shedding some lights on the emerging (or growing trend) of something called PMO. This is the first article on PMOs and there will be more. Continue reading