Beyond the legacy of megaprojects
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
The expectation of the conference was that participants shared their experience and their expertise with others, so there were some strong discussions about what is left behing enormous infrastructure megaprojects. Moving competent people in megaproject can hopefully move the infrastructure industry forward, although it might seem that it is captured in the past.
How to Create a? Project Management Infrastructure from the Ground Up
APRIL 29, 2016
Your organization is thinking of implementing a project management infrastructure. Till now, you've gotten by on managing “projects” on the fly -- grabbing some info off the Internet to help those who have been forced into managing these one-off and mainly internal projects succeed -- or at least not fail miserably. Read the full article
Megaprojects in Australia
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Infrastructure has a central role in the development of an emerging economy or sustenance of a mature economy. Australia’s robust economy, growing trade and changing demographics are some of the factors driving demand for better and modern infrastructure. There is a persistent need in the country to invest in new infrastructure as well on maintenance and improvement of existing stock.
Projects and project management in China
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Especially in the infrastructure area investments reach trillions of Dollars for new roads, railways, airports, dams and other kinds of construction megaprojects. Early this year the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was launched, which will have a significant impact for investments in China and the Asian-Pacific Region. The People´s Republic of China has a population of over 1.4
The World in 2050 – and some implications for project management
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
But emerging economies need to enhance their institutions and their infrastructure significantly if they are to realise their long-term growth potential. Whether it´s investment in new infrastructure, development of new products and services or simply the improvement of the way of living in a country – projects (and increasingly also programmes) are enablers for economic upswing.
8 challenges affecting software project management
MAY 5, 2016
New in-house software development and implementations, infrastructure related projects, enhancements or upgrades, and the increasing development of web-based solutions and mobile apps are a constant within the software industry. Managing projects of all sizes and levels of complexities is part of business, regardless of what vertical industry you’re talking about. Software development is no different. The software industry is in an endless and rapid state of flux, influenced greatly by the globalization of a plethora of product and service offerings.
Overcoming the Top Challenges of IT Project Management
JANUARY 17, 2017
In a nutshell, IT project management is managing any project dealing with IT infrastructure, information systems, or computer technology. Another unique IT project challenge is that changes to IT infrastructure may impact security and data management. What is an IT project , you ask? What are they? The Top Challenges of IT Project Management. Where will it reside?
Projects and project management in Myanmar
MARCH 6, 2017
The Government of Myanmar is trying to overcome this challenge by a new education programme, large investments in infrastructure and encouragement of foreign investors from China, Korea, Japan and institutions such as the Asia Development Bank (ADB) for economic growth. Both names are derived from the name of the majority Burmese ethnic group, the “ Bamar ”.
Moving from Project Manager to Programme Manager
APRIL 25, 2016
Specific process or technique focus, which differ from project management, is around how to set up the programme infrastructure including governance arrangements; how benefits management works; how to manage inter dependencies and resource management across the programme. What development steps should I be thinking about to make that happen? There are a few to pick from but two stand out.
Megaprojects that we admire
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
If we do increase our infrastructure spending to $9 trillion per year, megaprojects will rise in importance from roughly 8% of global GDP to close to 24% factoring in all the spinoff economies, and the world will be in the great demand for competent megaproject managers. But, there is a common perception that megaprojects are not only difficult, but often unsuccessful.
Are you ready for remote project management?
OCTOBER 17, 2016
The business model and infrastructure. When it comes to the business model and infrastructure, consider at the very least, the following questions: Will the existing business model and infrastructure fully support remote project management in ways that make sense, currently and into the future? Do the existing infrastructure and technologies offer the needed capabilities for remote connectivity? Managing projects is a demanding job, and it's more seem challenging when you add in the fact that you're doing it remotely. But it doesn't have to be. Key drivers.
Project Management Methodology Guide by the European Commission
MARCH 6, 2017
The aim of the Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM2) is to provide the European Commission and the EU institutions with high quality Project Management infrastructure, support and consulting services. The Project Management Methodology Guide was recently released by the Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM2) of the European Commission. What Is The Mission Of The Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM2) ? What Is The Project Management Methodology Guide (PM2 Methodology Guide) ? The PM2 Methodology is built on Project Management best practices.
Projects and project management in Australia
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Firstly, the National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS) outlines the many construction projects all over the country. Infrastructure Australia updates the national Infrastructure Priority List regularly, providing a pipeline of infrastructure projects to guide the long-term investment decisions of the public and private sectors.
Agile Benefits Management
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
We can have projects to build transport infrastructure, create attractions and hire employees, but the benefits of opening a theme park only come about when all are accomplished at the appropriate times. Benefits are why we undertake projects. Projects are expensive to undertake and have a risk of failure. This is why benefits management is usually the domain of program management.
How to Scale Methodology for Your IT Project
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
In the following examples, team leaders probably should check with IT Security, Architecture and the Infrastructure teams while moving through a project. With an increased focus on security and cloud-hosting , security scans and infrastructure assessments should be mandatory. In small organizations, it could be a common set of steps that are “light and nimble.” Methodology is a tool.
How IT Can Deliver New Business Value Every 12 Weeks – Adobe Systems Case Study
Guerrilla Project Management
JANUARY 19, 2012
Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management at Adobe Systems, on how her team Delivers new business value 12-week sprints. I am joined today by Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management, to talk about how her team at Adobe Systems delivers business value in 12-week sprints. Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management at Adobe Systems, on how her team Delivers new business value 12-week sprints. Paula shares. Paula shares.
The German Reunification – seen through the eyes of project management
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Until nowadays, nearly 50 Billion Euros were spent on infrastructure projects. Besides infrastructure, massive investments had to be spent for buildings, energy provision and social systems. Last week I had the great opportunity to present in Korea my views on the German Reunification. The eastern and western part of Germany proclaimed to be the one and only state of Germany in 1948.
Projects and project management in Sri Lanka
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Also the Asian Development Bank sponsors a series of projects in regards to infrastructure, energy and water. 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. Actually, the island´s name changed quite often. This exemplifies already the eventful history of Sri Lanka.
When the Agile rubber hits the enterprise road
JUNE 24, 2015
Furthermore, crucial support services, like Release Management, Production Support, Infrastructure deployment, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Testing, and others are not yet fully integrated into the “Agile way of working” and are still operating with what would, traditionally, be referred to as Waterfall. H aving been ‘doing’ both Waterfall and Agile for quite some time now I feel fairly qualified to point out the idiosyncrasies in both approaches. None of these approaches is completely wrong, and equally, none of these approaches is completely right.
Agile For Oil and Gas - mixing lifecycle models
JUNE 28, 2013
Facilities – creating the infrastructure for oil or gas extraction, initial processing and transportation to market. The process of creating facility infrastructure varies from site to site, it starts with the problem solving design work that benefit from agile communications and decision making. Introduction. At the end of the post I outline some questions that I am trying to solve.
The Battle Between Process and Progress
Girl's Guide to PM
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
i.e. aeroplane component design, or changes to core banking infrastructure. Sara is delivering a 3-month project to upgrade some core banking infrastructure. Risk: additional risk to operational stability of banking infrastructure, as the upgrade will take place outside of change management recommendations. This is a contribution by Chris Hammond from smartitpm.com.
Minimum Valuable Problem
JULY 22, 2016
When it is your team making decisions about dev-ops or other infrastructure that they need, this is exactly what it feels like and looks like. Defining and building a good minimum viable product is much harder than it sounds. Finding that “one thing” you can do, which people want, is really about a lot more than picking one thing. Starting with Icebergs. Philosophical Soapbox.
GPM´s action program aims at strengthening project management in administration
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
And it is not just about infrastructure projects in Germany. Eliminate bottlenecks in the public administration when planning and managing projects, especially for infrastructure projects; Appropriate project management training and certification of all project managers of administration. Citizens increasingly doubt the ability of the administration to shape the future of Germany.
The benefits of being a part time PM - interview with Arnon Yaffe
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
A good manager is an enabler, your job is to create the infrastructure and the processes for people to flourish. If you recruit the right people and put the right infrastructure in place, then you don’t need to be around all the time. Tell us a bit about yourself and what made you want to work part time as a project manager? My name is Arnon Yaffe from Tel Aviv, Israel.
3 Arguments for a Project Management Office (PMO)?
JUNE 10, 2016
I believe it is wise that every organization – especially those that are more technical in nature – have a project management infrastructure. It’s just a better way to get things done. Put a project manager in charge. Gather requirements. And hopefully consistent tools to use in the effort to successful deliver to that customer. Read the full article
Projects and project management in Croatia
MAY 11, 2016
Another important economic factor is the wide-spread infrastructure for transport, such as the motorways, railway tracks, air- and seaports for Pan-European Traffic and Logistics. A land of 1000 islands. Neither in the Caribbean, nor in the Pacific… I am writing about Croatia, a beautiful country at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. After the 1.
Projects and project management in Serbia
MAY 23, 2016
Many projects are performed in Serbia to improve the infrastructure , for example the $388 million World Bank Corridor X Highway Project , connecting Serbia and Bulgaria. Last week I visited Serbia. It was my first visit and I realized how limited my knowledge about this country and the region is. Later the Austrian Empire occupied the country. 30 years ago the first association was formed.
How project management software can save you
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Companies also save on infrastructure costs because remote employees do not require office space. When we think about the benefits of desktop project management software, efficiency and speed to market come to mind. Project management software visualizes plans and timelines that can be referenced by the entire team. Commitments are made and formalized. How does this work?
The Best Free Project Management Resources
JUNE 28, 2016
MIT ’s 1.040 Project Management Course covers project management and implementation specifically related to infrastructure construction. The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task. It’s clear there are a right way and a wrong way to do things. Take full advantage of the best free resources and tips to tackle the most pressing assignments first. Checklists.
Nuclear Cleanup To Bridge Upgrades: How Top Projects Get It Done
Project Management Hacks
OCTOBER 29, 2016
The program also made a great contribution in growing the next generation of talent in the trades and engineers who will keep Oregon’s infrastructure running in the future. For Fun: Infrastructure never gets the love and respect it ought to. For a fun take on this theme, consider the satirical movie trailer for “ Infrastructure: The Movie ” courtesy of John Oliver.
FedEx Project Manager Profile: Leigh Espy
Project Management Hacks
AUGUST 4, 2016
The company is also involved in emergency relief efforts by offering planes and other infrastructure. Leigh Espy, FedEx Project Manager. What is like to work as a project manager? The easy answer is “it depends.” That’s true but it doesn’t really tell us much. In today’s article, you will hear directly from Leigh Espy about her journey into project management success at FedEx. FedEx Profile.
2017 Project Management Trends To Watch
Girl's Guide to PM
DECEMBER 16, 2016
I’ll be watching the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform to see what impact that has on project success (lots, I hope). This time last year I reviewed the trends in social and collaborative technology in the project management space: some of my predictions had come to nothing and it was interesting to look backward and hold myself accountable for what I said would happen. Big Data.
Projects and project management in Brazil
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Those events also boosted development projects in Rio de Janeiro including infrastructure, telecommunications and urban development. The Federative Republic of Brazil is the fifth-largest country by area and population of the world. Before the arrival of the first European in 1500, several tribal nations existed. In 1822, Brazil became independent from Portugal.
The Case for Project Portfolio Management
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
For example, within a banking environment it may make sense to have portfolio categories such as Retail Banking, Business Banking, Mobile Banking, General Insurance, Infrastructure etc. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) has gained widespread interest from many organisations over recent years. What is the return on investment (ROI) for this project and over what period? This is Risk.
How is SaaS Changing Product Management – A Research Thesis
AUGUST 7, 2013
These changes in business model and infrastructure may be causing shifts in product management too. Paddy Barrett in Ireland is preparing his Master’s thesis on Product Management and would like to interview (USA) state-side product managers for his primary research. It would be awesome if you could help him, and help us all. My Connection. Paddy’s Research. My Appeal.
Why I pursued IPMA Certification
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Dave is currently the Interface Manager for the Main Infrastructure Works contract on the Luas Cross City project. Project management has become a global profession with project management established as the pre-eminent method for implementing change in the world with project, programme and portfolio managers are leading the way. Olivia Fitzpatrick, Irish Life Group Ltd. Dave has a B.Sc.
IPMA Project Excellence Model – the core element to make a project business successful
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
NUCPMD was founded in 2003 as a project management company for building infrastructure projects. Since then the company has been expanding and improving the industrial chain with a focus on the main business –planning and executing infrastructure projects. Nanjing Urban Construction Project Management & Development Co.Ltd. NUCPMD). NUCPMD´s field of activity. Customer orientation.
Advice for Project Managers: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Setting Goals
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Software like LiquidPlanner allows you to stay flexible and shift between priorities , so make sure that you have the underpinning infrastructure and systems to meet the demand for flexibility when it comes. Are you grappling with a stubborn project management work issue? Ask Elizabeth! Email your question to: email@example.com. Anonymity included. Advice? Lagging Behind.
8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
After a massive success in education, they now provide the same light and professional infrastructure to companies to train their workforce (renamed “COOC” for Corporate Open Online Course ). Established companies have but one goal: resilience. During most of the 20th Century, it was enough to ensure not only their survival, but their dominance. With the 21th Century, new challenges arose.
The Future of Digital Business: What Does This Mean for Project Teams?
JULY 13, 2016
In the case of operations teams, digital business means leaner operations groups because so much of the digital business infrastructure is outsourced to cloud providers. It’s Monday morning. A project manager from the dev team has a meeting with partner marketing to see if his team can help the marketing group launch a new mobile app to corporate partners later that day. PPM goes bye-bye.