Tag Archives: Project Management Methodology

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 PMO implementations and how to close them?

What are the gaps in project management, specifically in PMO implementation? How to close these gaps? These are a couple of the key questions that we have been addressing in this series of articles on PMO Implementation, OPM, and the project management office in general.

Over the last few days (these are old articles that we are updating and re-publishing in 2018) 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