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Exploring why and when to hire a Project Management Professional Consultant Many firms and businesses hire a project manager as soon as they realize there is a project that could generate income for them. ...
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Business Anthropology for PMPs

How much do you know of Business Anthropology that would impact your success?

Business Anthropology

Many Western Firms are interested in working in Middle East, but getting along with all the cultural differences overshadows their ability to be competitive with the Home Based Companies.

During my education in the States, we had a subject in regards to Business Anthropology.  To many of us, the course didn’t mean a lot and didn’t sound too important.  However, after working over ten years in the region, I have realized that one of the factors contributing to my success was understanding and applying my knowledge of Anthropology in Business.

American companies usually compare Japanese, German, and Mexican work ethics and culture to get a better understanding of more rigid, similar and weaker levels of behaviors compared to their own.

As a project manager, one should understand where the target market falls within the above spectrum.
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PMI Code Of Ethics

What Goes Around, Comes Around…

Many of us have heard about ethics in other professions.  For example, doctors and lawyers are supposed to serve their patient and client to best of their interest according to the highest professional standards of their profession, regardless of their feelings and mindset about the person.  Acting accordingly, requires a high level of logic and understanding of different human psychology and behavior.  However, professions have come up with Codes of Ethics that they hold their practitioners accountable to.  Therefore, you can’t expect a person raised in a certain fashion and social upbringing to become an ethical professional overnight!

But why is abiding by a Code of Ethic is so important?

As mentioned in the PMI Code of Ethics, as I am sure most of you have read it, the purpose of the code of ethic is to “Instill Confidence in the Project Management Profession” and help an individual become a better practitioner!

On the other hand, successful business people know that honesty, responsibility, respect and fairness are the values that drive ethical conduct and therefore accomplish more trust and thus brings happier customer to the business.

However, the most important reason to understand why ethical conduct is so important is understanding the fact that “What Goes Around, Comes Around….”

If one wishes to live in a peaceful and ethical world, he understands that everyone should make the commitment to do what is right and honorable!  This has to turn into a belief and not just an “Act” to cover inner feelings and thoughts.  It must be set within and in the heart of every person, that all men are created equal. Not only men, but all creatures of the world have equal right of existing, nurturing, and benefiting of the resources available to them, and that everyone has a responsibility toward one another.

Most importantly for us as International Project Management Professionals, we must make decisions and take actions based on the best interests of society, public safety, and the environment!

Project Management Institute’s Code of Ethics

According to the PMI Code of Ethics, as PMPs we should inform ourselves about the norms and customs of others and avoid engaging in behaviors they might consider disrespectful.  We do not treat others based on personal considerations, such as favoritism or nepotism, and we certainly don’t discriminate against others based on, gender, race, age, religion, disability, nationality, or sexual orientation. We do not engage in or condone behavior that is designed to deceive others, making misleading or false statements, and we do not engage in dishonest behavior with the intention of personal gain or at the expense of another.

Here is link to the complete PMI Code of Ethics for PMP, it’s only eight pages:

http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics.aspx

Did you know about PMI Code of Ethics?  Was this Post interesting to you? Can you add your thought or experience to benefit others?  Please leave us your comments…
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Are you a Project Management Consultant looking for opportunities in Middle East?

Are you a freelance Project Manager interested to learn more about the business culture difference in dealing with your Middle Eastern counterparts?

How much do you know of Business Anthropology that would impact your success?

Many Western Firms are interested in working in Middle East, but getting along side with all the cultural differences overshadows their ability to be competitive with the Home Based Companies.
During my education in the States, we had a subject in regards to Business Anthropology. To many of us that course didn’t mean a lot and didn’t sound too important. However, after working over ten years in the region, I have realized that one of the factors contributing to my success was understanding and applying my knowledge of Anthropology in Business.
American companies usually compare Japanese, German, and Mexican work ethics and culture to get a better understanding of more rigid, similar and weaker levels of behaviors compared to their own.
As a project manager, one should understand where the target market falls within the above spectrum.
Middle Eastern population is as smart as Westerns when it comes to Finance and Investment, however, they lack the expertise in dealing with others in a strict and disciplined World-class professional project management standards.
Fortunately, with the wide spread of PMP certification across the world, Middle Eastern consultants are becoming more familiar with these professional project management standards, and they are becoming familiar with the terminology, language and procedures of the profession.
One of the main goals of PManagers.org is to raise awareness for these differences for its members, and to connect similar minded freelance and company-employed Project Managers in an organization to collaborate on these experiences and find collective solutions for improvement of all its members.
Please share your story with me:
Have you had previous challenges managing projects due to business cultural differences?
Are you interested in working in Middle East, however, lack of Anthropological experience has prevented you from entering the market?
Do you have any suggestions that would help us achieve our goal?
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About Dr. Emari  :

Mr. Emari was born on August 22, 1977 in City of Kuwait, he completed his graduate level education in United States and has been working in the field of Construction Management, ever since. He has successfully completed over 27 engineering and construction projects in the past 15 years. Started as a draftsman and moved up in his career path to experience work as a carpenter, superintendent, project engineer, coordinator, estimator, manager and finally becoming Managing Director. Along side his professional career, he helps to operates a family owned trade and investment company with offices in United States, Kuwait and Iran. Mr. Emari moved to Iran in 2006 after being offered a teaching position in the Construction Management Department of University of Science & Technology of Tehran and has gained the trust of highly esteemed companies and engineers to promote himself from a consultant to the managing director of an international holding company consisting of 76 top Iranian construction companies. He is currently self-employed working as part of a residential construction team that has over 5000 m2 of privately owned construction and real estate properties.
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Happy New Year 2016

We are Excited to have you here…
But you are like: “No, not another Project Manager Organization!!”

I am very excited about the year 2016 …

I was probably one of the first people that used internet to spread my thoughts and ideas to the world in the Year 1996. University of Michigan, allowed its students to explore the possibilities of using internet in an educational and academic field. However, as websites increased and social networks grew, many used internet for personal use rather than for academic or business purposes. In recent years, smart phone applications made it easier for people to share thoughts alongside pictures and videos, and it is safe to say that 85% of our activities on social networks are for personal use rather than business intended purposes.
Year 2016 is the year I see Social Networks shift from Personal Use to Business Collaboration. It is evident in the growth of networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook’s attempt to create a median for Work related activities and separate it from the current personal oriented network.
So, no, this is not another organization that would allow any members to join. Our members have a single purpose in mind: “To join other Project Management Professionals interested in Business to Business relations in an organization that collaborates to provide up-to-date Knowledge, Information, and Opportunities to better improve each other!”
Please share our articles and posts with your colleagues and encourage them to join you in our network if they are interested in:
Increasing Knowledge
Explore Opportunities
Expand Network,
and Collaborate with Similar Minds!
We welcome any comments and suggestions you might have in improving this site and organization.

Wish you best of luck and success for the Year 2016!

Hani Emari
Founder of PManagers.Org
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Do you consider yourself a World-Class Professional Project Manager?

Do you know what it takes to become an International Professional Manager?

Are you interested in becoming a freelance Project Management Consultant working in the booming market of Middle East?

You might have many opportunities where you live, however, since all the people around you have the same background, your chances to shine are probably very little.  In case you are looking to expand your opportunities and advance in your career, you should consider widening your target market and become an International Project Management Consultant.

The world is becoming a small village and some have the financial might and others have the expertise and to connect these two a Business-to-Business (B2B) is needed, and here at PManageres.org we are hoping to establish that ground for our members.

However, you might have not considered this opportunity or realized this ability in you before.  Our members are here to help and equip you with the needed tools and knowledge to become an International Professional Project Manager.

Many believe that language barrier is the only obstacle in their way.  However, after a short visit to a Middle Eastern country for vacation with the family, they realize that most of Middle Eastern population is well educated in the International Speaking Language of the World, “English”!
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Project Management is a vast field of management in any industry.  It is science as well as art.  To become a good PM, one needs to understand all the major parameters of the job, as well as the minor details to better manage a project.  However, to be successful in a new region with rising opportunities, understanding the anthropology and culture of the region is a must.
This site will introduce new findings and articles that will benefit project managers (PM) of all fields, especially PM that work freelance and our consultant to other companies.  Hopefully, it will become a portal for all PM to visit for new opportunities and an organization to introduce the PM to each other.   The focus is on rising opportunities in the Middle East and for Western companies from United States and Europe to find PM that will cooperate with them in this region.
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