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Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile




ISBN 9781138705630
Published December 1, 2017 by Auerbach Publications
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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.

Table of Contents

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

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Biography

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.

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