Disclaimer: SUKAD and Mounir Ajam views on Agile are clear and have been documented via multiple blog articles and YouTube videos. Here is a link to a YouTube Playlist on Debunking the Myth of Agile Project Management. However, we are open to listen and share. Therefore, this article DOES NOT represent the SUKAD or Mounir’s views, but it does represent a view. We will publish it as received, without editing or even discussions beyond this disclaimer.
For example, as you can read in our articles or view in our videos, we do not believe in something called Agile Project Management. Agility principles can apply anywhere, including on projects but not as project management methods or agile method. Agility is different from Agile as in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
This post includes excerpts from a Case Study that we will be publishing later this year. The post is from Chapter 1. The Case Study, let us call it MLP, or ML Program for now.
Project or Program
The question of project or program (project management or program management) often confuses practitioners of project management. This case study is not about project management versus program management, therefore, we will only offer the definitions that we follow in SUKAD Group, which are the basis for all of our work and the context in this case study. Continue reading →
This article is by Guest Author, Ms. Gloria Lorenzi … refer to end of the article for a short bio. This article reflects the opinion of the guest author and SUKAD is publishing this article as is – without editing or endorsement since we see value for our readers.
As a project manager, do you often find yourself struggling to keep track of all the loose ends of your team? Project management is a very difficult job because it requires a unique set of skills as well as the ability to keep everything straight. But fortunately, your mobile phones can help you with the organizing and help you work smarter and more efficiently. Here are our top picks for apps that will make project managers’ life a whole lot easier. Continue reading →
This article is the first of a series that we published in a regional magazine a few years back. The concepts that we discussed then and the message of these articles are still applicable today, hence the republication here!
In a place like Dubai, Jeddah, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Manama, and many other places in West Asia, particularly the GCC one can observe a major boom. Construction cranes are everywhere dominating the skylines. Buildings are appearing like a forest growing rapidly of the grounds. Islands are emerging out of the relatively calm gulf water and skyscrapers are reaching higher and higher into the clouds. This magnificent growth is unmatched in the world. Continue reading →
This blog post is different from our normal posts – it is not directly about project management but it is about an initiative that SUKAD is launching as a community development initiative. At this time, this is initiative is geographically limited to Lebanon but will expand into the future. We share here to seek the support of the professional community.
SUKAD is supporting the launch of a not for profit organization that uses project management as an essential components of our future works and where we will help students learn project management and leadership skills and apply them on community projects!
The other day a colleague and I were invited by a potential client to come and discuss the implementation of knowledge management in their organisation. It was to be an exploratory meeting: there had been no formal request, nor was there a meeting agenda, and it became clear to us quite quickly that the client was looking for, let’s say, direction. Continue reading →
In this post, we slightly sidetrack from Project Management, so we hope you see this as a nice distraction. I once read a quote that said: “All I ever needed to know in life, I learned from sports”. At the time, I categorized it as “interesting but for no immediate use”. However, in light of recent experience, I think it deserves a spit and polish.
We can interpret this quote in many ways, and Google is firstly vague about its origins and secondly tells us there seems to be a lot of satire attached to it. But still, from own experience, I believe it contains a fair amount of truth. Continue reading →