Over the years, the PMBOK Guide has the ANSI stamp on the cover, giving the impression that the whole guide is an ANSI Standard. However, inside the guide, one can find a mention that the ANSI Standard was part of Chapter 3 in the 3rd and 4th edition of the guide and an Annex in the 5th edition. Yet, people missed this point.
This blog post is a presentation that the author delivered to the Lebanese American University (LAU) Engineering Student on 26 February. The post is from slide share and is only slides. Later on, we will work to add voice recording to it.
In this post we address two important concepts about project management, which are:
How to manage projects in organizations, and
How to manage projects successfully.
We split these topics since the first deals with the organizational system – policies – procedures – processes – methodology, among other factors. The other topic, deals with offering a model to deliver project success rather than just project completion.
Project success is one of the most hotly debated topics online and there are many discussions threads and on various platforms. Here is one on LinkedIn that was started by Bill Duncan, the main author of the original PMBOK® Guide.
Are you a holder of the CAPM®, PMP®, or other certifications and still have some uncertainties about how to manage projects effectively? You are not alone! Many studies (Standish Group CHAOS Report, Independent Projects Analysis, Oxford Universities …) show that most projects still fail or are challenged. Despite the fact that IPMA, PMI, and other associations existed for about 50 years we still generate a high level of failed projects. Continue reading →
I was inspired to write this article after viewing a post on a LinkedIn group, posted the following question: “As a project manager when is the best time to monitor and evaluate a project, if for example the project will take up to 5 years“.