In this post, I am taking a small section from Chapter 1 of my upcoming book, Leading Megaprojects, A Tailored Approach to deal with what I call blockers of project management knowledge. The type of people who think that everything we need to know has been invented and no room for new knowledge or another perspective. I guess we need to ask universities to shut down; cancel their project management programs; or refer to some of these blockers to adopt their version of project management that they treat as the only “truth” or what I call narrow thinking or arrogance at the highest level. Is there a term for this level of arrogance? Back to the Blockers from Chapter 1.Continue reading
We had started blogging about 3 years ago but inconsistently and on various platforms. However, in September 2012, we re-launched our blog site on its own URL (http://blog.sukad.com) with the title Redefining Project Management. We chose this title since we realize there are many gaps in the practice of project management today, some due to inconsistencies in global standards and guides, some due to misunderstandings of these standards, among other reasons.
The bottom line is that we are not defining project management since this subject has been around for a long time, and many notable thought leaders and practitioners have contributed to the growth of project management extensively. However, we feel obligated to “redefine” what some of us know and practice. This redefine includes new approaches that came from our own research and development, along with identifying inconsistencies, closing gaps, and re-explaining misunderstood concepts.
Since we have already re-launched our blog on this site in September 2012, we have published more than 120 posts. Over the next few weeks/months, we update and re-post all of these articles along with publishing new ones. We intend to publish / re-publish once a day.
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