Project Management for Non-Project Managers Sukad

Course Overview 

It is common that professionals (who are not trained project managers) are being asked to manage ‘day-to-day’ projects. In the absence of project management expertise, to manage in these situations we need proper project management thinking and a simplified approach.

What does ‘day-to-day’ mean?

These are ‘small and simple’ projects. Most will say that projects are not ‘simple’ and we agree that most projects have a degree of complexity, but not all. ‘Small’ is relative and a factor of organization and industry. For industrial projects, a million dollar project is small. On the other hand, for internal business projects a million dollar represent a huge project for most organizations.

‘Day-to-day’ projects are not projects that we can deliver in a day. They are projects that require a few weeks, or months. The key here is that they do not require extensive duration, funds, or resources. Examples of these projects are a marketing campaign for a small & medium organization; a learning program for a business unit; writing and publishing a book; or developing a new financial process.

The Project Management for Non-Project Managers workshop is an ideal workshop for those who are anxious and interested in learning how to take the first steps in their project management practices. The workshop allows the participants to gain excellent understanding of a simplified model which is in alignment with global standards; such as PMI’s PMBOK® Guide.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

  • Understand importance of PM even on ‘day-to-day’ projects
  • Learn a simplified, yet proven, project management methodology
  • Apply the learning to lead a project from idea to closure
  • Learn how you can improve performance on small/simple projects
  • Mitigate the risks of managing projects due to lack of experience

Who should Attend

Professionals who only need to learn and apply fundamentals concepts to manage small/simple projects, such as marketing, human resources, training, events, even simple organizational change initiatives.

SUKAD was established in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2004. In 2012, SUKAD opened another office in Lebanon. From these two offices, SUKAD has been providing services across West Asia and Africa. SUKAD is highly recognized as a leader in project management services; with a large percent of revenues acquired through repeat business and referrals from leading organizations.

SUKAD has an extensive project management research and development program. Under the label and trademark The SUKAD Way™, the R&D effort has led to the development of proprietary products such as The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAM2P™) and The Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity™ (The 7Es™).

In addition to the PM Methodology and PM Maturity Model, SUKAD has developed numerous advance courses and master certificates in project management. SUKAD is also publishing a series of books, booklets, and sample projects in Arabic and English. Their publications include ‘The Inheritance’ and the upcoming ‘Insan Al-Mujtama’ (Arabic), upcoming ‘Redefining the Basics of Project Management’, Project Management for the Accidental Project Manager, and a 4-part series on The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™.

SUKAD is a corporate citizen and a business with a heart. Over the years, SUKAD has provided numerous complimentary learning events to thousands of professionals either on our own (under our 2SPI™ program) or through partnerships with various organizations and universities.

In recognition of their business and community successes, in 2011/2012 SUKAD was recognized and ranked on the Dubai SME 100 ranking and the AllWorld Network Arabia 500 ranking.

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