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We often hear from practitioners and read on social media platforms that many organizations around the world, do not implement proper project management practices. Maybe the situation is different from one country to another, and one cannot generalize. However, the question is valid, why (some) organizations do not follow ‘proper’ project management practices? Continue reading
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
Here we go again, the craze about the PMP6 is here
PMP Exam in relation to PMBOK Guide Changes
We are only in January 2017, the PMBOK® Guide sixth edition is not even out yet, and we are starting to hear about PMP6. Obviously, there is no such a thing as PMP6 – the PMP is the PMP. However, people use this term, PMP6, to refer to the updated exam that will be based on the 6th edition of the guide. Continue reading
I have been privileged in my career.
I had opportunities to work with great companies after my Masters Degree. My first eight years with Exxon Chemical (before the ExxonMobil years), taught me project management well. In a short eight-year span, Exxon gave me the opportunity to work in estimating, control, project engineering, construction, and project management lead roles on small and multiple projects and on a mega project – from the USA Gulf Coast to Europe, Japan, and South East Asia.
Those years were the foundation for The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™.
Is the project management community receptive to new ideas? Maybe we should zoom in and ask: are professionals who subscribe to one professional association open to things from outside the association?
Will share a couple of stories.
Then, a post on LinkedIn triggered this post where a person posted his newly achieved certificate claiming that he is now “A Certified Project Manager.” A quick look at his profile on LinkedIn shows that this is a young professional, 3-year out of college, and his experience has been pure engineering; technical roles, not a project management role.
This post is mostly about thinking out loud and sharing our thoughts with you. Balancing these feelings is tough.
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
I cannot help it seeing the PMI huge focus in recent months on benefits realization and benefit management. It is like PMI discovered a way to go to Mars and back in one week. Continue reading