There are no self-organized teams!

There are no self-organized teams! The #Kilimanjaring Project is a vivid confirmation of this. At the very initial stage of the project, we found out that the main goal of our project is not to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro but to raise the money ($15’000). The summit, a trip to Africa, an adventure, the experience […]

Project education

The #Kilimanjaring Startup Project is all about education. We call it ‘project education’ – the learning by realizing a real project: Do not learn by reading. Write and learn! Do not learn by listening. Speak and learn! Do not learn by getting. Create and learn! Do not learn by watching. Act and learn! The main […]

Concept of the expedition to Kilimanjaro

We suggest the concept of the next expedition: The goal is the Kilimanjaro summit (elevation 5’895m /19’341ft). The mountain is significant because it is on the list of Seven Summits and is the highest peak in Africa. The project will be prepared by the run-in technology the Expedition Project Management. But it will be one […]

Develop Expedition Charter

Today we held a kick-off meeting of the #Kilimanjaring Project. We did it in accordance with PMBOK#6 because we are considering the test-drive of a new Body of Knowledge as the main value of our startup project. The first process “Develop Project Charter” was the basis of this meeting: The input of this process is […]

The Agreement on the Kilimanjaring Project

I take the first step in the new PMBOK test-drive. It has now two inputs to the initiating process – business documents and agreements. Business documents include business-case and funding. Since we are going to conduct an expedition by startup technology and attract external funding, it is too early to talk about business documents. But […]

The Interview

— Hello, Dr. Enki! — Greetings! — Let’s begin with the most interesting part – can we consider the experiment to have been completed? — My colleagues and I don’t think so. We still have three planets left. What is more, on one of them a civilization has not been launched. — What do you […]

Teachable Moments: PM Tackles the Mountains

Teachable moments are formed when you have done something–regardless of the outcome–and learned from the experience. Learning makes us better at what we do and provides a great opportunity to develop others and sharpen skills. We’ve compiled our best Teachable Moments from our community members for you to learn from and share with other project […]

Sokol

Sokol mountaintop Day 1. Start of preparations (11.11.2013) The holiday weekend was a change of occupation! Brand New occupation. Began training in Project Management with help of guys from Expedition Project Management. Will explain as simply as possible. The theoretical knowledge in Project Management will be immediately applied to real projects. Organizing of climbing a […]

Musala.bg

Having organized and conducted the first successful project – the spring educational expedition on The First Summit, we decided to go on. Read our story about the first summit here. This article deals with the second summit. And we have just started to prepare for the third expedition. If you want to join us, find […]

Straight to the top

15th-20th of September 2014 in Warsaw (Poland) Whitecom Project Experience together with our company performed training Expedition Project Management (which is based on Education-by-Expedition technology). The group in training spent the first 3 days in workshops studying project management processes, documents and tools. As result they prepared a micro-expedition to the Volovec mountaintop. On the 19th of […]

Petros Yo-Ho-Ho

Petros Yo-Ho-Ho – Guys, I propose to study the methodology of project management, described in the PMBOK, and also PM cloud tools through a real project. While study you will have to risk your health, family relationships and deadlines of your work projects, – I said. The four (Sasha, Kolya, Yura, and Ira) said “yes” […]

Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro: A Project Management Case Study

Reaching almost twenty thousand feet high, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest point in Africa. In Swahili, Kilimanjaro is translated as the “Mountain of Greatness.” In 2000, my brother and I decided to climb this great mountain. We spent months preparing including understanding what we would need to summit, designing our approach, getting the right equipment and training for endurance. We then spent one week executing the plan up the mountain. Since these are the same steps required in managing any project, I decided to write a case study on Project Management best practices in the context of planning and executing our journey up the mountain.