Tag Archives: PMBOK Guide

Is a common language in project management a reality or wishful thinking?

There are too many debates on social media, especially LinkedIn, and by subject matter experts and even thought leaders in project management about the need to have a common language.

One of the justifications for documents like the PMBOK Guide, the ANSI approved PM Standard, ISO 21500, and many other resources is a common language.

Well, is this a myth? Is it even possible to have a universal – global – worldwide – one-language in project management? Continue reading

What is the difference between product scope and project scope?

ISO 21500 mentions the need to have three types of processes to deliver projects, project management processes, product processes and support processes. However, ISO focuses on the PM Processes. Continue reading

Busting the myth of Agile for most projects, most of the time – 3

Another article on Agile and busting the myth of ‘Agile, for most projects, most of the time.’

In this post, we are covering the second principle from the Agile Manifesto. The following link is to the Agile Manifesto – twelve principles. Continue reading

Do we need agile or Agile? Updated

This is an update from an earlier post. In this update, I will focus only on the comments and other related information.

On 21 March, I started the following discussion on LinkedIn

We keep hearing about the PMBOK Guide sixth edition and that Agile is in every knowledge area. That brings two questions:

  1. Is Agile for ‘most projects most of the time’ and if not, then why is it in the PMBOK Guide in every knowledge area?
  2. If it is ‘most projects most of the time’ and it belongs to the PMBOK Guide, then would we still need PMI-ACP or would the PMP covers the Agile Principles?

Your thoughts?

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Do we need agile or Agile?

Four days ago, I started the following discussion on LinkedIn

We keep hearing about the PMBOK Guide sixth edition and that Agile is in every knowledge area. That brings two questions: Continue reading

Why did we develop CAMMP™ and how has it progressed?

This blog post is an audio presentation.  Continue reading

Project Management, Social Media, and (mis)information (مع تسجيل فيديو بالعربي)

It is quite common nowadays the use of social media to network, share knowledge, and learn. Project management is one of those domains that we also use social media for.

It is also common to find many groups on social media sites dedicated to project management, especially those sites advocating the PMP certifications and posting questions daily or hourly.

What are some of the issues, challenges, problems, and opportunities that we see with such groups? Continue reading

IMHO, Ajam Thoughts, PMBOK or PMBOK Guide? مع تسجيل عربي

We often see posts, even from PMI chapters and Registered Education Providers that use the term PMBOK, instead of PMBOK Guide. Is there a difference and if yes, what is the difference Think about it then listen to our video.

Video Related to the Subject

من الشائع ان نرى مقالات او رسائل عبر وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي تستعمل تعبير PMBOK وليس PMBOK Guide. هل من فرق بين التعبيرين وايهما الاصح – او صحيح؟

فكر بالموضوع قبل الاستماع الى الفيديو.

فيديو بالعربي عن موضوع المقال

 

What is the main use of the WBS?

There is a discussion going on on Facebook about WBS and what would be the use of the WBS. Like many PMP questions, the real world answer might be slightly different than the PMP exam.

Here is the question posted without editing.

What is WBS used for :
1- only for complex project
2-used for planing
3-top to down list of activities
4–down to top itemes of project

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Should some of the PMBOK Guide planning processes be split up?

This text is also from our upcoming book and is a continuation of the previous article.

As mentioned already, for some of the knowledge areas, such as scope, time, cost, and risk there is a definite split between management planning processes and detailed planning processes. The earlier discussions on scope elaborated on this concept in text and graphics. The same analogy applies to risk, time and cost. Continue reading