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Sustainable Development Goal #7 Renewable Energy and Project Management

Green Project Management

This week’s post focuses on SDG #7 of 17, Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. There are three key targets and two sub-targets with with this goal By 2030: Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services to all people. Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the […].

Manage Your Energy, Not Just Your Time

Project Risk Coach

It does not matter how much time I have if my energy level is low. Let me put another way: If my energy level is high and my mind is clear, my productivity skyrockets. The authors provided powerful insights on the need to manage energy and how. I made changes in my life that helped me create and sustain more energy. 7 Ways to Boost Your Energy. Need any apps?

5 Emotional Factors Affecting Your Energy Levels?

Brad Egeland

First question: Are you happy with the career and work choices that you have made? Some people say to me, ‘Eamonn, work is not that important.’ ’ I am afraid that I cannot agree. ​ You work from pretty much nine am to five or six pm each day, and many of us probably longer. You do this from Monday to Friday and some of us work at weekends. Some people sadly more.

10 tips for project success: start moving, keep moving, get momentum

The Digital Project Manager

Projects running successfully are like cycling downhill, they have momentum, an energy of their own which exaggerates your strengths and covers a multitude of mistakes. Posted in General Ten Tops Tips. When you’ve got momentum, clients are much more likely to say yes, and forgive minor irritations. But without momentum, every flaw is magnified and your client will forget none of your faults!

Can Project Management Transform Our World?


I can save energy by replacing inefficient lighting and turning off the lights when I leave home. In September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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Tom Peters and Soft Skills

Zen Project Management

I recently had the opportunity to hear Tom Peters speak and I have to say that even at the age of 71, he still has a lot of energy and passion. He began the talk with his experience coming out of college with an engineering degree. He found the math and science classes did little to prepare him for the real world, the people part of the equation, or the “all important last 99%” of being successful. It’s the soft skills that are hard, the people and relationship skills but that’s not what is the focus of education. Again, sounds like the idea popular in agile circles about failing fast.

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Megaprojects in Latvia


Latvian state energy project (200 million EUR) . “Kurzemes loks” (KL) is the energy infrastructure project involving the construction of 330 kV high-voltage overhead power lines in the western part of Latvia, in order to avoid missing up to now increase the power connection to the likelihood of Kurzemes. Latvia was invited to join the OECD in 2016.

Master Ego Depletion To Keep Out of Trouble At Work

Project Management Hacks

What about your own mental energy? Over the course of a day, there is a certain amount of mental energy available and various activities reduce it (e.g. Working with people, navigating complexity and developing creative solutions will tend to drain your energy. Here are a few ways that individuals and managers can avoid disaster by managing their mental energy. Result?

We’re gonna build a great, GREAT wall…


Uncategorized donald_trump lagoon make america great again renewable sea thedonald tidal tidal energy tidal power trump UK…just not the one you are thinking of… Read about it here – you will “sea” that it’s actually pretty related to PM and “Sea-stainability” [link].

The World in 2050 – and some implications for project management


Economic growth requires efficient utilisation of scarce resources , such as competences, energy and financial means. New results of a PwC repor t sets out the latest long-term global growth projections to 2050 for 32 of the largest economies in the world. The research was started in 2008 and updated every second year from 2011 onwards. There is no “silver bullet” of project management.

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How to Be a Productive Project Manager: 7 Tips

Project Risk Coach

Imagine yourself as a more productive project manager, one with greater capacity and energy to complete each day’s tasks. The problem: I don’t have much energy in the day, particularly in the afternoon and evenings. I find exercise and sleep save me time by giving me greater energy. I also have energy to give to my family and friends in the evenings. Guess what?

A Project Manager Needs Time To Think

Arras People

So, understandably, PMs devote time and energy to making sure team members are working efficiently – but the project manager’s time is rarely factored into a project schedule. A project manager will spend much of their time planning, scheduling and organising the time of individuals involved in the project to ensure that the best possible use is made of the time available.

Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking


It consumes time and energy with in-progress work that has not yet delivered value and often people will want something slightly different.  These are all relevant goals for today’s Project Management Office (PMO) and the reason that increasingly organizations are using Lean Thinking to boost value and reduce waste in the PMO.  It’s about people first. O verproduction. W aiting.

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Projects and project management in China


Large sport events are also driving the project-orientation, e.g. the 2008 Summer Olympic Games were conducted in Beijing where also the 2022 the Winter Olympic Games will take place China is massively funding the renewable energy , such as solar, wind and hydro. The People´s Republic of China has a population of over 1.4 billion and this is the world’s most populous country. percent.

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The Basics for a Happy and Productive Day on Projects

Arras People

Having lunch with colleagues, taking time to eat and sharing in casual conversation revives employees’ energies and helps them to feel more inclusive. We often forget about the basics of work – the act of being at work everyday and wanting to be productive, happy and ultimately achieve what we want to out of the day. Well-being at work, requires pro-activeness. Take breaks.

Projects and project management in Croatia


Finally, I´d like to touch on the Energy sector, as it is growing as well. At the present rate of growth, energy generated from wind and solar should reach 40-50 % of total energy consumption in Croatia by the end of 2020. A land of 1000 islands. The Croats were mentioned as early as in the 7 th Century as a Slavic tribe, which settled at the shores of the Adriatic Sea.

Projects and project management in Brazil


As one of the largest energy consumers in Latin America, Brazil is transforming its energy production from imports and traditional forms of energy to renewable energy such as hydro, solar and wind. Another sector for projects is energy. The Federative Republic of Brazil is the fifth-largest country by area and population of the world.

Projects and project management in Sri Lanka


Also the Asian Development Bank sponsors a series of projects in regards to infrastructure, energy and water. Other projects are related with energy, transportation, tourism, Tsunami-affected Area Recovery and roads. The name of “Ceylon” may still be more familiar for the island south east of India nowadays being the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Nikola Tesla


Among his discoveries are the fluorescent light, laser beam, wireless communications, wireless transmission of electrical energy, remote control, robotics, Tesla’s turbines and vertical take off aircraft. His vision included exploration of solar energy and the power of the sea. Limitless Free Energy. It refers to people that “project” into the future and thus make them real.

Is Your Project Sustainable? Episode 47

PM for the Masses

Yet, I don’t think we think much about it when talking about projects – unless the project happens to be related to environmental, sustainability, green energy, or other related topic. Yet, I don’t think we think much about it when talking about projects – unless the project happens to be related to environmental, sustainability, green energy, or other related topic. Sustainability is such a buzzword today. But even then, while the project might be “green,” what is the color of its management? Today we talk […]. The post Is Your Project Sustainable?

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When is a Good Time to Look for a New Project Manager?

Arras People

A recent anecdote, recounted by a colleague, highlighted how little energy can be put into resource management in project organisations. In the worst extremes this results in reactive recruitment with little account taken of the timing of the activities. In the main we do see some quiet periods, with the summer holidays tending to be one of the main ones. Getting Ready for September.

Podcast 97 – How to hold a rock star project kick-off meeting

Fix my Project Chaos

Sara works alongside companies to bring energy and engagement into staff training. Let’s talk about how to hold a rock star project kick-off meeting Sara Sheedy specialises in bringing purpose, passion and creativity to learning. In this podcast, she speaks to Elise Stevens about how to hold a rock star project kick-off meeting. Her strategies […]. The post Podcast 97 – How to hold a rock star project kick-off meeting appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

This includes everyone who invests time and energy into the project, and is directly affected by it. Meeting deadlines and quality standards takes time and energy. I’m delighted to be partnering with KnowledgeHut to bring you an article by Abhishek Gaurav today. To err is human. But if you’re a project manager, erring isn’t really something you can afford to do. Forgetting The Team.

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Cut, Cut, Cut: Elimination Strategies To Boost Productivity

Project Management Hacks

In project management, it’s easy to fall into the trap of allocating most or all of your energy in the “manager” mode. What will you do with the extra time and energy? Elimination is an underrated productivity strategy we all need to practice. It’s one of the best ways to eliminate that “crazy busy” feeling that make the week feel like a long slog. Why those times?

How Companies Grow and Die (Adizes Corporate Lifecycle)


Energy is high, consistency is low. Without a creative energy and founders vision, the company stops growing and stagnates. It has the same energy and aggressiveness like in the days of Go-Go, only it’s much more predictable. They spend all their energy on finding a scapegoat and someone to blame, instead of channeling that energy to fixing the problem.

GPM´s action program aims at strengthening project management in administration


Other challenges such as migration, digitalization, the massive change in energy sector as well as security issues – great challenges for the future are set in a world that is increasingly out of touch with many citizens. Brigitte Zypries (Minister of Economy and Energy), Norman Heydenreich (GPM´s Representative in Berlin) and Helmut Klausing (President of GPM); Source: GPM).

Projects and project management in Australia


The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) highlights many projects in order to make the country more independent from energy imports. Currently, more than 200 projects are in the pipeline, covering such diverse sources like solar, hydro, wind, geothermal and ocean energy. Australia was long before the European influence inhabited by indigenous Australians.

How Management Changes as Your Company Grows (Greiner's Growth Model)


Early growth depends entirely on the founder’s energy. The creative energy and flexibility that got the company off the ground becomes the problem. Things change as you grow. Even though you still provide the same service/product, you need to change how you do it. Running a business with 40 employees is not the same as running it with 10. Things break when you grow.

How good is your ability to build trust?

Susanne Madsen

It does however require time, energy and conscious effort to do so. One of the most important prerequisites for building great professional relationships with team members and stakeholders is trust. Without trust it’s impossible for a project to function effectively as people are unlikely to open up, collaborate and follow someone who they feel they can’t rely on. Trust

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Understanding Project Management Job Specifications

Arras People

If you answer “no” to any of the questions you might consider devoting your energies to other roles. You see the job of your dreams that you know you can do. What do you do next? For most people it is to send their most current CV and wait. Wrong!! At least in the majority of cases. Understanding Job Specifications. MS Project) to which they have received formal training. Should You Apply?

Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

Department of Energy. There is a current rash of suggestions on how to improve the performance of software projects. Each of these, while well meaning, are missing the means to confirm their credibility. In this domain, we are guided by credible results using principles, processes, and procedures to increase the probability of program success. References below. . OMB A-11 Part 7.

15 Clever Ways to Save Time at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

Sometimes, just let it go and save your time and energy for a day when you have to step up. You’ll come back refreshed, with more energy and a clearer head to face the rest of the day. There are no shortcuts in project management really, but wouldn’t it be nice if we had a few ways to speed things up? Call People Before Meetings. Give people a ring before a meeting. Use Templates.

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Take Your Questions From Good To Great: 15 Examples

Project Management Hacks

Even if you have a great mentor, they have limited time and energy to help you. What questions do you use most often in your work? You may be focused on squeezing out incremental gains – how can we process 2% more transactions per day through this system? In some cases, that type of question is just right. What if your project objective is to create a brand new product? Timing matters!

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Why Entrepreneurs Burn Out


You feel burnt out and you don’t have the energy to deal with managerial issues. Roughly 50% of new businesses fail within the first 4 years. The most common reason why new businesses fail is because business owners try to do everything and end up burnt out. This is because new entrepreneurs focus on technical things instead of focusing on running a business. To avoid this, you need to know when it’s time to change your approach. The most common startup story. Most entrepreneurs, like you, start their career as an employee. Everything you do, you get to keep. Your three options.

Global Young Crew Workshop (GYCW) PORTO 2016


Three days full of energy, workshops, keynotes, challenges, good mood and several activities that embraced “project management” as the key of the discoveries. Porto. Project Management. Time to discover. IPMA Young Crew. This was the perfect mix that motivated around 100 people to meet and reunite in Portugal, last September, for the annual IPMA Young Crew Workshop, the GYCW Porto 2016.

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Projects and project management in Ukraine


mineral deposits) and energy sources (e.g. Large projects are ongoing in the energy and construction sectors, for example the restructuring of gas transmission and storage and the New Safe Confinement (NSC) for the containment of the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl. Mining, steel production, heavy industry and the aerospace and defense sector were highly developed. seeds, wheat).

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Insights into the Project Management Job Seeking Process

Arras People

Sometimes the hiring organisation doesn’t provide feedback at all – they’ve made a successful hire so all their energies are focused on that. Well one thing that has become painfully obvious over the years is just how difficult and frustrating finding a new position has been for many in the project management field. Application Process. What am I doing wrong?

5 Tips To Re-Energise Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Because after a few weeks I realised that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. We needed to inject some energy. Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means. So I’m delighted to bring you this guest contribution by Elisa Cepale who lives and breathes this stuff in her day job. Elisa, over to you…. Not really.


New PM Articles for the Week of August 22 – 28

Practicing IT Project Manager

Garland Coulson wants us to plan our day to accommodate those “low energy” periods, by scheduling the right tasks. Harry Hall also recommends that we need to manage our energy, not just our time. New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 22 – 28. John Ellenby , who founded GRiD Systems in 1979, passed away this week. Must read! Established Methods.

Why Most People Fail At Career Change

Project Management Hacks

Energy and healthcare are two industries that combine a history of high quality jobs and a bright outlook. Consider a 2016 article in Bloomberg showing the rapid growth in solar and wind energy since 2000. Are you unhappy with the direction of your career? You’re not alone. What Forces Are Driving The Need For Career Change? Think of these trends as powerful waves in the ocean.