Shoaib Ahmed started in project management from a software development background, having seen various approaches tried with a mixed success rate. His first approach was to avoid making the same mistakes he had seen others make. Very soon he realized the need to further his knowledge in this field to ensure continued success. His vision for this blog is to become a resource that is easily consumed by professionals starting out in this discipline.
A vibrant community participation is required to ensure this vision becomes a success. To achieve that goal, the blog is now adding new topics suitable for intermediate and senior project managers. There is a significant emphasis on the various methodologies used around the world, their relative merits, and applicability in various project scenarios.
Topics for the blog are taken from the various challenges facing the editor, Shoaib Ahmed, experiences gathered from networking with other project management professionals, discussion topics from industry journals and other electronic or paper published material and reader feedback. In this blog Shoaib reflects on his experience in successfully delivering internationally acclaimed projects in a wide range of industry sectors including central and local government, transportation, port operations, security, climate change and strategic consulting.
The first building blocks for the blog started in March, 2011. As the new year has arrived, the blog now has its own Facebook page and twitter account and it is engaging social media users in many ways. The blog is hosted on WordPress, using the blog's own domain address. To ensure good reading experience, the blog has subscribed to the non-advertisment version of WordPress.
The blog has already found a steady following in the community with 164 followers. The blog allows interested parties to subscribe through email, WordPress account, twitter or RSS. It recognizes that opinions may vary on different matters and actively encourages reader feedback.
Shoaib is an accredited practitioner with APMG for PRINCE2, ITIL and MSP. He is currently managing development efforts for three North American ports and providing project management oversight for the geospatial support programme for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).
Blog URL: prince2msp.com
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Shoaib Ahmed is a Project Management practitioner and blogger, Senior Project Manager at NSG, APMG Accredited ITIL, MSP and PRINCE2 Practitioner, expertise in solutions for ports and climate change, cricket fanatic, squash pretender, sometimes couch potato.
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