Two weeks ago, I attended a workshop on OPM3 (Organizational Project Management Maturity Model), organized by the PMIArabian Gulf Chapter ang given by Lotfy Sabry (OPM3 certified consultant #2). This is the only project management maturity model developed with the input of thousands of professionals across 35 countries using a monitored and open consensus building process resulting in an industry standard providing requirements for assessing and improving capabilities in project, program, and portfolio management (source: Wikipedia). I found it quite useful to see something above the discipline I'm currently working in, and to see true organizational benefits coming out of it. I will definitely be pursuing the Assessor/Consultant certifications, once PMI opens the registration again.
The Holy Month of Ramadan unites all Muslims in fasting, worship and prayer. It is a time for contemplation, spirituality and brotherhood, and I wish all my Muslim colleagues and friends Ramadan Kareem !