Nader K. Rad

Nader K. Rad

16 years of experience in project planning, project management consultancy, and project board advisement in different industries and environments. Author of more than 40 books, mostly on project management topics. Speaker, instructor, and trainer of various project management topics. Holder of a Civil Engineering BSc and Philosophy of Science MSc; certified as PMP, PRINCE2® Practitioner, PRINCE2 Agile™ Practitioner, MoP Practitioner, MSP Foundation, M_o_R Foundation, MoV Foundation, P3O Foundation, AgilePM Practitioner, ITIL Foundation, CSM, PSM I, PSPO I, Agile Scrum Foundation, Advanced in Structured and Critical Thinking, Integrator in Agile Service Projects, Ethical Hacking Foundation, Certified PRINCE2 Trainer, Certified Agile Scrum Trainer, and Certified MoP Trainer.

Nader is a partner at Management Plaza.

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Products Created/Co-Created by Nader in Management Plaza


Helping organizations improve their project management systems one step at a time, by realization of the potentials of the existing staff, incorporation of the global best practices (both Agile and traditional), and keeping everything as simple and practical.

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • PM Standards/Frameworks
    • PRINCE2, MoP, MSP, P3O (AXELOS Standards)
    • PMBOK and other PMI Standards
    • Agile (SCRUM and DSDM Atern)
    • ICB
    • PASEG, DCMA, and GAPPS
  • Other Knowledge and Tools
    • PMOs (implementation and operation)
    • Portfolio Management
    • Program Management
    • Process Quality Management
    • Scheduling, Earned Schedule Analysis
    • Information visualization/ Dashboards
  • Primary PM Software
    • Primavera P6 and PertMaster
    • Microsoft Project
  • Application Area Knowledge
    • Norms of IT projects
    • Norms of plant projects
    • Norms of oil and gas projects
    • Norms of general construction projects
    • Norms of engineering projects
    • Norms of eLearning projects
  • Others
    • Training/eLearning methods & theories
    • Instructional design for training material

Education and Certificates

  • MSc. Philosophy of Science
  • BSc. Civil Engineering
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • MSP Foundation
  • MoP Practitioner
  • MoP Foundation
  • P3O Foundation
  • MoV Foundation
  • M_o_R Foundation
  • ITIL Foundation
  • AgilePM Practitioner
  • AgilePM Foundation
  • PMI-ACP (Certified Agile Practitioner)
  • Professional Scrum Master Level 1 (PSM I)
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner Level 1 (PSPO I)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Agile Scrum Foundation
  • Advanced Certificate in Critical and Structured Thinking [for PMs]
  • Ethical Hacking Foundation
  • Integrator in Agile Service Projects


More than 50 Books, Including:

  • The EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation Workbook
  • The Scrum Master Training Manual
  • An Introduction to Managing Portfolios with MoP
  • Analysis of Delays in Projects
  • Understanding the PMBOK Guide
  • Percent Complete Fields in Primavera P6
  • Project Performance Reporting
  • Project Scheduling Rules
  • Work Breakdown Structures, A Complete Reference
  • A Short Introduction to the PMBOK Guide
  • Earned Value & Earned Schedule Analysis
  • PMP Exam Preparation Guide
  • A Guide on PMBOK Guide 4th edition
  • Microsoft Project 2013, The Complete Reference
  • Microsoft Project 2010, The Complete Reference
  • Microsoft Project 2007, The Complete Reference
  • Microsoft Project 2003, The Complete Reference
  • Microsoft Project VBA Programming
  • An Introduction to Primavera Project Management 5.0
  • Primavera P6, The Complete Reference

And many articles in different websites.

Other Educational Products

  • Co-Tailoring the PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2® – PMI BeLux Day 2013 presentation
  • MtPMM: Meta Project Management Methodology – Initiated non-for-profit methodology
  • PMTetris – an educational game about the PMBOK Guide and PRINCE2
  • Learning Microsoft Project 2010 – an elearning course on Microsoft Project 2012
  • Managing IT Projects – an eLearning course for IT Organizations
  • The A to Z of Work Breakdown Structures – a workshop on creating WBSs
  • A Portrait of Scrum Project Management – a workshop on Scrum framework
  • PRINCE2 Foundation course material
  • Changes in the PMBOK Guide 5 – an eLearning for
  • Pen Project: A Sample PRINCE2 Project – course material/ebook (coauthored with Frank Turley)

Key Presentations at Conferences

  • PMI Scheduling Conference 2015, Project Scheduling Rules
  • PMI BeLux Day 2014, Project Managers are Biased
  • PMI BeLux Day 2013, Co-tailoring the PMBOK Guide and PRINCE2: a Viewpoint on Integration
  • PMI Scheduling Conference 2014, Scheduling in Agile Environments

Teaching Experience

Course Duration of each Period
PRINCE2 Foundation Course 16 hours 2011 to 2014
PMP Exam Preparation Course 35 hours 2010 to 2014
PMP Exam Troubleshooting 8 hours 2012 to 2014
Implementation of Project Management Standards 8 hours 2009 to 2014
Designing a PMO 6 hours 2011 to 2014
Fundamentals of Project Management 6 hours 2010 to 2014
The Combination of PRINCE2 and the PMBOK Guide 6 hours 2010 to 2014
From Managing Project to Managing Programs and Portfolios 8 hours 2012
PRINCE2+PMBOK compound PM System Course 36 hours 2012 to 2014
Managing Projects with Scrum 12 hours 2009 to 2014
Being Agile without Scrum 6 hours 2013 to 2014
Managing Agile Projects with DSDM Atern 16 hours 2012 to 2014
Microsoft Project 32 hours 2008 to 2010
How to Teach Microsoft Excel (Ordered by Ministry of Education) 16 hours 2010




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