Tag Archives: Project Life Cycle

Do we manage projects or execute them?

Do we execute or manage projects? Maybe we should be more direct and ask: do we kill projects or lead projects to success? We need to enhance our view and understanding of project management and project life cycle. Continue reading

Are there IT projects or construction projects?

Do you think there are IT Projects or Construction Projects? We will start with a statement that might shock some people, we do not think there are IT projects or construction projects. Switching the words, IT Projects do not exist, almost. Construction Projects do not exist, almost.

We are willing to bet that the majority of readers will be choking or laughing now, or think I have lost it. Maybe, but I think I am still sane so humor me. Continue reading

What is CAMMP™?

In this post, we will view CAMMP™ by the numbers and images

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What do we like or don’t like about PMBOK Guide latest edition?

The Sixth Edition of the PMBOK Guide has been out for about 6 weeks now and today we are finishing the second 5-day workshop on this guide. There are many things we like about the new edition and somethings we do not like.

Here are our professional views from the perspective of someone who has been using the guide since the first edition (my PMP was on the first edition) and who have also been delivering workshops on the guide since the second edition. Continue reading

Possible project life cycle model integrating adaptive principles

Is the project life cycle fixed or varies?

A recent post on the project life cycle has been generating quite a bit of interest and discussion on LinkedIn. The post is “Once again, what is the project life cycle?

Well, in this follow-up article, we will highlight some of the confusions that remain and present a few project life cycle examples. Continue reading

How to make the PMBOK Guide works for you?

Every once in a while we run into discussions and statements like:

  1. The PMBOK Guide is not real world, or
  2. The PMBOK Guide does not work

Are these correct or realistic statements? 

Well, the best answer in project management always start with “it depends.” Let us elaborate.

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Once again, what is the project life cycle?

Once again, what is the project life cycle?

Why this question?

Because it is our belief that the most common misunderstanding in project management today, especially among those who follow PMI and learned project management through the PMBOK Guide. Notice, we used the term misunderstanding because  Continue reading

Stage-Gate Process, Project Management Methodology

How to lead large and complex (mega) projects to success?

This post is specific to Executives, especially those leading Project Owners’s Organizations.

How to lead large and complex (mega) projects to success?

How you can minimize the chance of delays and overruns and maximizing value to your shareholders?

In a recent article, we wrote and recorded video on why project owners organizations are afraid of project management. That was a tough article to write since it could have touched on organizational culture and pride but nonetheless, the message has to be said. Continue reading