CMCS launches operations in Qatar
Nasser Bin Nawaf & Partners Holdings, a newly established company by Sheikh Nawaf Bin Nasser Al Thani of NBK Group, has officially joined hands with Collaboration, Management and Control Solutions (CMCS) to launch CMCS-Qatar operations, during a ceremony held on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 at Al Sharq Resort & Spa. CMCS is a leading provider of Project Portfolio Management solutions and an Oracle Primavera Authorized Reseller (PAR) as well as Hard Dollar, Deltek, Synchro, EcoSys and ADePT.
Capitalising on the country's huge project management potential, CMCS will offer to the Qatari market all services being provided by its sister company in Dubai, including certified products training and accredited project management training, as well as a cost-effective solution for building integrated project management methodologies.
The event was attended by many prominent figures from Qatar representing key organizations such as QTEL, Salam International, BARWA, Ashghal, Al Darwish United, Al Madar, Deloitte, COWI, Doha Insurance, Intech, Pure International, and many others.
After the opening statement made by Sheikh Nawaf Bin Nasser Al Thani, Bassam Samman, CEO and Founder of CMCS, gave a presentation on the challenges that are facing project driven organizations across all industries while selecting the right projects and then developing those projects right from
the first time. Samman explained the five pillars of excellence at CMCS which covers (1) Project maturity assessment using the proven OPM3 maturity assessment; (2) Developing standard operating procedures for project and portfolio management, project risk management and earned value management; (3) Setting and rolling project management offices (PMO); (4) Professional project management development programs that will lead to CAPM, PMP, PgMP, RMP, PSP, EVP and other certifications; and finally (5) State of the art technology solutions from Oracle Primavera, Hard Dollar, Deltek, EcoSys, eTimeMachine, Synchro and other products for which CMCS-Qatar will sell, implement, customize and provide special training.
The presentation was concluded with a quick preview of CMCS' 1,500 plus clients across the different project driven industries in the region. Many of these clients represent the leaders in their industries. "CMCS plans to open new offices in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and Kuwait during the month of June 2009 and we also plan to open other offices in Asia during the third quarter of 2009," revealed Samman. He explained that Qatar had always been one of their key regional markets with existing prominent clients such as Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Gas, Ras Gas, Ashghal, United Development Company, Qatar Financial Centre Authority, Hochtief among many others. He also stated that CMCS-Qatar, which is committed to the Qatari market, will focus on leveraging the massive growth opportunities expected from this important market.