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Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile

1st Edition

By Mounir Ajam

Auerbach Publications

336 pages

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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

About the Author

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)