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A personal post, Mounir Ajam Career Path

I hope this post will not be misunderstood and taken for what it is – sharing a personal career path that started in 1984 in engineering and shifted to project management in 1990 and continuing to today. This is a sample career path and we hope it will inspire others to lead.

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Is project management for engineers only?

Is project management for engineers only?

Is it for engineering and construction projects only?

Or, is it for all aspects of life?

Here is the video.

What a 20-year difference will do to the PMP certificate

In the last article, we wrote about the PMP and if the PMP exam represents the real world.

Then, a post on LinkedIn triggered this post where a person posted his newly achieved certificate claiming that he is now “A Certified Project Manager.” A quick look at his profile on LinkedIn shows that this is a young professional, 3-year out of college, and his experience has been pure engineering; technical roles, not a project management role.

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PM Jack of All Trades

What is the ONE thing you need to manage projects? There is not one!

In a recent article, we discussed if the project manager the jack-of-all-trades and the master of NONE. That discussion was due to the numerous online discussions and even publications by “leading” project management associations that cannot make up their mind on what the role of the project manager is.

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Looking for creating a project management culture

Is the Project Manager the jack-of-all-trades?

Did some of the project management associations and organizations screw up the role of the project manager?

Are they (or some of them) making the role of the project manager as the jack-of-all-trades and the master of none?

Or, are some of these organizations confused about the role of the project manager and cannot make up their mind of what this role is about. Continue reading

Who are the project’s stakeholders?

In the past, we had shared presentations on this blog but only rarely.

Today, we will share a presentation with audio, which is an explanation of who are the project stakeholders that we present in an animated way.

If this works and we get good feedback, we will post more educational content. Therefore, it would be good to hear your feedback.

If you like to see the presentation only, without audio, please visit our slide share account via: The SUKAD Group Slide Share Account. You can also view via the SUKAD Group YouTube Account.

Click on the picture to open the video (presentation and audio).

Project Stakeholders | By SUKAD

 

Finally

Let us hope your stakeholders are not like this character.

Enjoy!

Do executives understand the risks of the accidental project managers?

Background

This article is a follow-up on two prior posts that we published recently. It is also in response to various online exchanges on the topic of Accidental Project Manager. Continue reading

Looking for creating a project management culture

Are you an accidental project manager? The Working Woman!

If you read our last article and you are reading this article now good news and welcome back to a fun article.

In the last article we talked about the accidental project manager. We explained that the term was not offensive at all; if it were offensive, my project manager would have fired me a long time ago (imagine a funny face). She edited and approved this article after a lecture on my house duties with one task at a time (you will understand when you finish reading). Continue reading

Are you an accidental project manager? “The Halo Effect.”

What is the accidental project manager?

Is it someone who is clumsy and stumbles into too many accidents?

Absolutely not!

It is a term that somewhat common in project management.

It typically refers to a professional who is; read more Continue reading

Should you ask one of these “fantastic” questions?

Based on the success of the last post and some of the comments, we decide to continue with our Project Management Satire :).  This post is about some of the ‘silly’ project management questions that we see online and how these questions reflects negatively on the dynamic field of project management. Continue reading