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How to differentiate between scheduling a stage work and scheduling a project?

This blog article, combine three short articles/video blogs that we published a while back. We combine them here for ready reference. There are three videos: one for developing the schedule for a stage; another for scheduling across the project life cycle; and the third is about rolling wave planning. More related videos could be coming to this platform.

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What is and how can we use Rolling Wave Planning?

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Develop a Schedule Series

This is the third video in the short series on how to develop a schedule.

In the first video, we covered the process of scheduling, which are the steps to follow for any schedule development.

In the second video, we covered the action of scheduling across the stages; along the project life cycle.

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How to schedule across the Project Life Cycle?

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Develop a Schedule

This is the second video in the short series on how to develop a schedule.

In the first video, we covered the process of scheduling, which are the steps to follow for any schedule development.

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What are the steps to schedule a stage of the project?

This blog post is a video.

Develop a Schedule

This video cover ‘the process’ of scheduling. Typically developing the schedule for a stage of a project but could be for any other work.

We will not discuss details, only an overview of the steps to develop the initial schedule and some of the concepts required to optimize the schedule.

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Is political correctness skewing the purpose of the monitoring and controlling processes?

This post started out as a video but we are expanding on that. We are including the video in this post. We also include the transcripts but modified to make it appropriate for written text and will include additional notes on points or clarifications that were not mentioned in the video. The key question that we are addressing today is: Is political correctness skewing the purpose of the monitoring and controlling processes? Continue reading

Where should you invest, in PMP certification or building tailored methods?

Over the years, SUKAD has been promoting that organizations should build their organizational project management system, including project management methodological approach. We also know that when it comes to PMP Certification; we are not only going against the popular trends and swimming against the PM Main Stream, we are moving against strong undercurrents; if not trying to break walls. In other words, one can only imagine the challenge. Yet, we believe that although the PMP still has value, PMOs, projects development, human resources, and organizational developments executives should consider investing into building tailored project management methodological approach rather than PMP certification. Our view is not limited to the PMP but to all generic certifications, although we focus on the PMP because it is the most popular and cause a craze. Continue reading

Tailoring Project Management Methods to include in the Organizational Project Management System

What is required to develop tailored project management methods?

The PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition, emphasizes tailoring. However, what is required to develop tailored project management methods? What is a Project Management Method?

The SUKAD Way™ for Managing Projects, include CAMMP™, The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™. Notice the words customizable and adaptable, which is part of tailoring. Then, once again, what would be required to develop tailored project management methods? Continue reading

How about a sneak peek into our applied PMBOK Guide course?

As we continue to work on our next online adventure, How to apply the PMBOK(r) Guide in the real world, we decided to give you a glimpse, a sneak peek into what is coming and in applying the PMBOK Guide.

Applying the PMBOK Guide

Applying the PMBOK Guide

Here we share a part of Learning Goal 4. We are sharing three learning missions, including one on tailoring. Click on the image to access, you will need to register on the PM Quest site. You can claim 2 PDU for completing this Sneak Peek.

We believe that our approach in this online course will challenge the thinking of many professionals and PMPs. What we include in this sneak peek, is an example of our approach, including a substantial discussion on tailoring and some of the common misunderstandings on tailoring.

By the way, the information that we present includes a blend of text, images, audio messages, and videos.

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Can project management be simplified, especially for small-simple projects?

Subscribe TodayA common question that comes to mind is the following: Can project management be simplified, especially for small-simple projects? One of the reasons we hear this type of comments is because, often enough, those asking the question are introduced to project management via certification courses. Their project management training can be a course to help them prepare for an exam that they will never take nor do they need. Continue reading

Do you need a methodology for managing projects?

Do you need a project management methodology for managing projects? Or, do you believe that existing standards, guides, and certifications are enough?

Guides are useful, but do they offer a project management methodology?

The #PMP is in high demand but is it enough to manage projects successfully?

We think that #certification is good and has value but not enough on its own.

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