Tag Archives: Project

What does the term project mean, and how to manage the different types of “projects”?

The term project could be used for anything, from going out to dinner to building a nuclear power plant. So what does the term project mean? We will address this question from different perspectives. We will discuss the term from a service provider viewpoint and a project owner perspective. Further, we will split the project owner perspectives and consider the question from an existing organization viewpoint and from the perspective of a new investment. In this article and video, we will also have a peek into asset management. Finally, we address the question, do all “projects” require project management?

Continue to read and look for the video. Although the article and video are related, they do complement each other; not duplicates. In another word, the article is not the transcript of the video.

What triggered this article and video is a discussion with a colleague, who is participating in a SUKAD PM Quest Course, Mr. Mohamed Al-Awadhi. Mohamed is using the course and the CAMMPTM Model to launch a new business, a venture.

A long article but we think it is worth your time.

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Program Life Cycle

How does SUKAD differentiate a project from a program?

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

Did the PMBOK indirectly change the definition of a project?

This is a follow-up article to the last one on project success.

Background

  1. We did write in the past a few articles on the PMBOK Guide – what is good about it, what is missing, its inconsistencies, its gaps, and practitioners misunderstandings.
  2. A few weeks ago, PMI officially released the fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide
  3. This article focus on potential contradictions in a couple of the definitions in the Guide. Continue reading

How to differentiate between task and project?

A while back a colleague and client asked me “how can we differentiate between task and project?” For many, that may seem like a simple question but is it? Why the confusion?

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