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P3.express – The Perfect Lightweight Project Management Methodology? With Nader Rad

P3.express - The Perfect Lightweight Project Management Methodology? With Nader Rad | Video

Nader Rad is the co-developer of lightweight Project Management methodology, P3.express. What projects – and which project managers – will P3.express suit? And is P3.express the perfect lightweight Project methodology?

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Nader Rad

Nader Rad started working with projects over 20 years ago. First, as a project planner in construction projects, and then in large process-plant projects. In parallel, he was also involved in IT projects and start-ups, moving from project planning into project management. He went on to help companies improve their project, program, and portfolio management systems.

Now, he spends most of his time developing contributing to standards:

…and also developing eLearning courses in the company he runs with Frank Turley, Management Plaza.

But as well as teaching established third-party methodologies, Nader and Frank have developed their own Project Management methodology, P3.express.

Get P3.express

In this video, Nader and I discuss P3.express in detail. You can access P3.express at no cost, from the P3.express website.

We cover:

  • Introducing Nader Rad – co-founder of P3.express
  • Why do we need another Project Management methodology?
  • PM Methodologies: Excel or Python?
  • P3.express is a minimal subset of PM tools
  • The P3.express diagram looks a bit like Scrum
  • Is P3.express a generic Agile methodology [Ans: no]
  • Agile vs Process iterations
  • Why PM systems need cycles
  • What projects is P3.express right for?
  • P3.express and the Pareto Principe – the ’80:20 rule’
  • The primary audience for P3.express
  • P3.express project size
  • When not to use P3.express
  • P3.express and ‘Accidental Project Managers’
  • Nader’s spectrum of PM knowledge
  • Scaling and P3.express
  • Themes for P3.express
  • The 4 P3.express documents
  • The PM legacy – and naming
  • From WBS to Deliverable Map
  • From Business Case to Project Description
  • And from Risk and Issue Registers to Follow-up Register
  • Something completely new: Health Register
  • Peer Review
  • P3.express is non-proprietary – Creative Commons license
  • Tailoring P3.express
  • P3.express belongs to the community
  • Volunteering – as a Professional
  • How to learn more about P3.express
  • A new type of e-learning course
  • Why the P3.express resources on the website are so good

What Kit does a Project Manager Need?

I asked Project Managers in a couple of forums what material things you need to have, to do your job as a Project Manager. They responded magnificently. I compiled their answers into a Kit list. I added my own. 

Check out the Kit a Project Manager needs

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About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.

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