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


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

We cover:

  • Introducing Nader Rad – co-founder of
  • Why do we need another Project Management methodology?
  • PM Methodologies: Excel or Python?
  • is a minimal subset of PM tools
  • The diagram looks a bit like Scrum
  • Is a generic Agile methodology [Ans: no]
  • Agile vs Process iterations
  • Why PM systems need cycles
  • What projects is right for?
  • and the Pareto Principe – the ’80:20 rule’
  • The primary audience for
  • project size
  • When not to use
  • and ‘Accidental Project Managers’
  • Nader’s spectrum of PM knowledge
  • Scaling and
  • Themes for
  • The 4 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
  • is non-proprietary – Creative Commons license
  • Tailoring
  • belongs to the community
  • Volunteering – as a Professional
  • How to learn more about
  • A new type of e-learning course
  • Why the 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 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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