Why the SUKAD Way for Managing Projects?
More than a decade ago, we were delivering certification training to numerous clients in all industries. The common message we were hearing, “we understand the content, but not sure how to apply it.” We started to explore for more insights, and we came to recognize two fundamental points:
- The first 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; they do suggest 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.
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.
In 2007, we started the SUKAD project management innovation program (research & development), to clarify the challenges and 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 is to transform this sustained knowledge toward building a digital solution, the Uruk PPM Platform.