Tag Archives: Project Management Methodology

What are the inconsistencies in the PMBOK® Guide?

What is the PMBOK® Guide Current Reality? This topic is the subject of our first e-book on the Guide, part 1 of 2-book series. What are the inconsistencies in the PMBOK® Guide is a chapter in this first e-book.  Continue reading

Is building a PMO the right answer or do we need OPM?

This article (actually a presentation) is a follow up to the last post on OPM.

At the end of September 2014, we had the pleasure and opportunity to support the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF.ae) where we led a 3-hour workshop on how to build the organizational project management system. The workshop slides were in the previous post.

In addition to the workshop, we had a short presentation on how to transform from PMO (project management office) to OPM (organizational project management).

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How to build an organizational project management system?

In the past we did publish a few articles about project management office (PMO), organizational project management (OPM), project management methodology, and similar topics.

At the end of September 2014, we had the pleasure and opportunity to support the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF.ae) where we led a 3-hour workshop on how to build the organizational project management system. Continue reading

Our newest book – Project Management Foundation

In this post, we would like to share with you the publishing of our book Project Management Foundation; this book is edition 2 of our original book (The Inheritance) but we are publishing this edition with a new title.

The book introduces The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAM2P™) using a story telling format. Continue reading

Possible Program Life Cycle

How to implement a project management organizational system – 2?

Introduction

This article is a continuation on past articles and an extended discussion on the last post.

As a refresher, to build an effective and sustainable project management organizational system (PMOS), we presented our preferred approach, which is founded on three principles:

  1. Use a program management approach, in other words, treat the PMOS implementation initiative as a program rather than a project,
  2. Use an extended approach, meaning build the system over 1 to 3 years and not an intensive 3 to 6 months style,
  3. Follow the SUKAD Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity™ model (The 7Es™).

In the last post,  we re-touched on the 7Es™ and why an extended approach. Today, we will discuss: why do we propose the program approach? Continue reading

How to implement a project management organizational system – 1?

Introduction

A few days ago, we published an article under the title “forget about building the PMO, build the project management (organizational) system” – let us abbreviate it as PMOS. In that article, we touched on our preferred approach, which is founded on three principles:

  1. Use a program management approach, in other words, treat the PMOS implementation initiative as a program rather than a project,
  2. Use an extended approach, meaning build the system over 1 to 3 years and not an intensive 3 to 6 months style,
  3. Follow the SUKAD Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity™ model (The 7Es™).

The above is our suggested approach, which organizations can consider in full or in parts. In this article and the next few articles, we will expand on the above. Continue reading

Seven common gaps in understanding the PMBOK® Guide

Introduction

This is the last article on our current series on the PMBOK® Guide. In this series, we published three articles on 14, 16, and 19 November 2012.

In this article, we write about topics that are included in the PMBOK® Guide, yet many practitioners and project management professionals (PMP) do not fully understand; or might understand concepts but cannot apply them; or some practitioners would even argue that these topics are not in the PMBOK® Guide or wrong. Continue reading

How to build a sustainable project management system?

Introduction

Over the last 2 to 3 weeks we have published 5 articles about project management, project management office, and failure in implementing project management. These five articles build on each others leading to this sixth article in the series. Continue reading

What are the gaps in PM/PMO and how to close them?

Introduction

  • What are the gaps in project management, specifically in PMO implementation?
  • How to close these gaps?

Over the last few days we had published a few articles on PMO: Program or Project Management Office.

With the above articles, we addressed some factors on the “gaps” and today we address closing the gaps. Continue reading