1st Edition

Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile

By Mounir Ajam Copyright 2018
    372 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    372 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    This book goes beyond the paint by numbers approach, transcending the "how" of project management to the "what" and "why," which is critical for leaders of change. — Dr. Joel B. Carboni, President and Founder, GPM Global and President, IPMA-USA

    Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile presents a flexible, universal, and integrated three-dimensional model for managing projects, the Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAMMP™ ). By tailoring and customizing the model to a specific industry or organization and by adapting it to a function or project classification, this model can be used to manage any project. CAMMP™ can also be used both in a traditional or an Agile environment. CAMMP™ integrates leading concepts on competence, processes, and sustainability. The model’s three dimensions are project lifecycle, project management processes, and, finally, competence, sustainability, and best practices. The book explains how to integrate these dimensions to manage a project across the three dimensions and the project stages. CAMMP™ is a stage-gate process, which is vital for project success.

    The current state of practice in project management is not sustainable. The root causes of this problem include a lack of standardized processes, missing methods or methodological approaches, and no real organizational system for managing projects. This book introduces a system to address these shortcomings. It focuses on the elements of this system, which is a practical and systematic methodological approach for managing and delivering all types of projects.

    CAMMP™ integrates the best learning from the various global associations in the field. The book distills the experience and knowledge of a practitioner working in different roles for more than three decades on various types of projects of all sizes and complexities. It is a practical book by a practitioner writing for practitioners.

    The Global Project Management Scene
    1. Definitions and Clarifications
    2. Leading Global Associations
    3. PMBOK® Guide Overview
    4. ISO 21500. Overview
    5. Other Relevant PM Standards
    The Challenges in Current Practices
    6. Gaps and Opportunities
    7. Clearing a Critical Challenge
    8. Various Challenges
    Overview of the Offered Solution
    9. Organizational Project Management
    10. The Three-Dimensional Model
    11. Rationale and Model Perspectives
    12. A Vital Concept: The Stage Gate Process
    13. Brief Overview of CAMMP™
    The Second Dimension (Project Management Processes)
    14. Links to Global Standards
    15. Management and Detailed Planning
    16. Processes and Functions
    17. Processes and Deliverables Within a Stage
    The First Dimension (Project Life Cycle–Details)
    18. Discovery Phase–Concept Stage
    19. Discovery Phase–Feasibility Stage
    20. Development Phase–Requirements Stage
    21. Development Phase–Strategy Stage
    22. Development Phase–Definition Stage
    23. Delivery Phase–Implementation Stage
    24. Delivery Phase–Operational Readiness Stage
    25. Delivery Phase–Initial Operations Stage
    26. Delivery Phase–Close Stage
    The Third Dimension (Advanced Topics)
    27. Introduction to the Third Dimension
    28. Project Success
    29. Competence
    30. Sustainability
    31. Best Practices
    Practical Management of the Three Dimensions
    32. Managing Across the Stages
    33. Project Approvals
    34. Project Estimates
    35. Project Control
    36. Project Change Management
    37. Project Risk Management
    38. The People Aspects
    39. All Other Topics and Layers
    Practical Real-World Application
    40. Introduction to Applying CAMMP™
    41. Managing per the Project’s Class
    42. Life Cycles 360o
    43. Customizing and Adapting CAMMP™
    44. Simulating CAMMP™ for Various Projects
    45. Closing Chapter
    Appendix A. The CAMMP™ Phases
    Appendix B. The CAMMP™ Stages
    Appendix C. The CAMMP™ Stage Deliverables
    Appendix D. The CAMMP™ Stage Gates


    Mounir A. Ajam is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, coach, advisor, consultant, volunteer leader, and project management thought leader. He is a senior executive with more than three decades of outstanding global and practical experience in capital project industries such as engineering, construction, petroleum, utilities, project management, and management consultancy. He has worked on projects worth billions of US dollars in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and West Asia. His experience includes working small and multiple projects and large and complex projects, including mega projects in the United States and in Southeast Asia. Mr. Ajam is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of SUKAD Group, a leading project management provider with offices in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, founded in 2004.