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.

part 1|22 pages

The Global Project Management Scene

chapter 1|4 pages

Definitions and Clarifications

chapter 2|3 pages

Leading Global Associations

chapter 3|5 pages

PMBOK ® Guide Overview

chapter 4|3 pages

ISO 21500 Overview

chapter 5|2 pages

Other Relevant PM Standards

part 2|26 pages

The Challenges in Current Practices

chapter 6|3 pages

Gaps and Opportunities

chapter 7|13 pages

Clearing a Critical Challenge

chapter 8|6 pages

Various Challenges

part 3|33 pages

Overview of the Offered Solution

chapter 9|4 pages

Organizational Project Management

chapter 10|8 pages

The Three-Dimensional Model

chapter 11|4 pages

Rationale and Model Perspectives

chapter 12|6 pages

A Vital Concept: The Stage Gate Process

chapter 13|9 pages

Brief Overview of CAMMP™

part 4|21 pages

The Second Dimension (Project Management Processes)

chapter 14|6 pages

Links to Global Standards

chapter 15|2 pages

Management and Detailed Planning

chapter 16|5 pages

Processes and Functions

chapter 17|5 pages

Processes and Deliverables Within a Stage

part 5|73 pages

The First Dimension (Project Life Cycle – Details)

chapter 18|5 pages

Discovery Phase – Concept Stage

chapter 19|10 pages

Discovery Phase – Feasibility Stage

chapter 20|8 pages

Development Phase – Requirements Stage

chapter 21|12 pages

Development Phase – Strategy Stage

chapter 22|10 pages

Development Phase – Definition Stage

chapter 23|10 pages

Delivery Phase – Implementation Stage

chapter 26|7 pages

Delivery Phase – Close Stage

part 6|24 pages

The Third Dimension (Advanced Topics)

chapter 27|2 pages

Introduction to the Third Dimension

chapter 28|9 pages

Project Success

chapter 29|4 pages


chapter 30|3 pages


chapter 31|2 pages

Best Practices

part 7|51 pages

Practical Management of the Three Dimensions

chapter 32|12 pages

Managing Across the Stages

chapter 33|8 pages

Project Approvals

chapter 34|7 pages

Project Estimates

chapter 35|6 pages

Project Control

chapter 36|6 pages

Project Change Management

chapter 37|4 pages

Project Risk Management

chapter 38|4 pages

The People Aspects

chapter 39|1 pages

All Other Topics and Layers

part 8|43 pages

Practical Real-World Application

chapter 40|3 pages

Introduction to Applying CAMMP™

chapter 41|7 pages

Managing per the Project’s Class

chapter 42|7 pages

Life Cycles 360o

chapter 43|8 pages

Customizing and Adapting CAMMP™

chapter 44|7 pages

Simulating CAMMP™ for Various Projects

chapter 45|5 pages

Closing Chapter