Why the SUKAD Way for Managing Projects?
Between 2004 and 2007, we were delivering certification training to numerous clients in all industries. The common message we were hearing from workshop participants is, “we understand the content, but not sure how to apply it.” We started to explore the situation, and we came to recognize two fundamental root causes:
- The first root cause was that most of the guides from professional associations do not offer a methodological approach. Further, these guides were too generic and do not take into consideration the various domains and project types.
- The second point was that many practitioners missed the fact that these guides were not stand alone. These guides clearly call for a link to an organizational project management system. However, most of our clients were coming from domains new to project management, and their organizations have not invested in building an organizational project management system. Even those coming from technology or capital projects still struggled. Therefore, they could not visualize the link.
The challenges faced by our clients led to these two key findings. We also realized that these were not local or regional problems but global. It was time to do something about it.
Consequently, in 2007, we started the SUKAD Project Management Innovation program (research & development). The core objectives of this program were (a) to clarify the challenges and (b) develop solutions. We began with a methodology to address the first challenge listed above. Next, we shifted to developing an organizational solution. The results are what we will present under the Project Management Framework.
With the above in mind, we also realized that we have a dual responsibility.
- Our first responsibility is toward the practice of project management, our core competence, and passion. SUKAD endeavors to advance the practice of Project Management.
- Also, we do have an ethical responsibility to deliver to our customers the best services possible that are no less than world-class.
That is WHY we had started and sustained the SUKAD Way™ for Managing Projects, which we continue to enhance and grow.
The most significant change that SUKAD is leading now is to transform this sustained knowledge toward building a digital solution, the Uruk PPM Platform.