Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

The good news is that there is now plenty of great research emerging on the context and conditions for successful PMOs; some of the lessons learned are simple and intuitive, others less so, as evidenced in this extract from Peter Taylor and Ray Mead’s Delivering Successful PMOs.

Invested in Sustainability as a PM? You should be!

EarthPM

Many executives embrace the conventional wisdom that mainstream investors care little about an organization’s performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. Investors care more about sustainability issues than many executives believe.

Ellen Maynes: Inspiring Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Today’s interview is with Ellen Maynes, project management consultant, 2016 Global Peace Fellow, and one of the most interesting people I’ve ever spoken to. Governments, military and ethic groups are all working to broker peace, but women are missing from the conversation.

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Changing the Face of PM Training

Girl's Guide to PM

I love Management of Portfolios (MoP), a book I co-authored which is the UK Government/AXELOS global best practice standard. This sustainability model was inspired by three aspects. I took my APMP course recently and there were a bemusing amount of training providers to choose from.

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6 Ways to Manage Projects Like a Nordic

Girl's Guide to PM

The Nordics are big on sustainability and business ethics thanks to their passion for the rugged landscape and their championing of the underdog. Entrepreneurs and start-ups are able to access government funding and offer a valid alternative to global conglomerations.

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Self-organization is a progression not a transaction

Kiron Bondale

And enterprise governance policies lean towards favoring compliance with process over satisfaction of control objectives. A highly touted good practice for project teams is that they should be self-organized.

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Agnotology

EarthPM

The fight is not just over the existence of climate change, it’s over whether God has created the Earth for us to exploit, whether government has the right to regulate industry, whether environmentalists should be empowered, and so on. Check out Sustainability Radar™ in our new book.

How to Estimate Any Software Problem

Herding Cats

Cost is always a driving consideration for how products are built, delivered, and sustained. Governance drives processes in Agile at Scale. Governance can be ignored or even flaunted for small self contained teams. Organizing for responsiveness to external business drivers at scale means additional cost must be absorbed to govern in the presence of these externalities. . Spending other people's money involves governance of those decisions.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Governance (#Governance). Six Business System Rule - defines the assessment of the integrated business systems for Federal procurement and their integrity in providing information to the Government contracting office. . College of Performance Management , IPM Workshop, 2016.

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Enough of Scrum Already

DigitalPM

Scrum, despite its definition by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland as “a framework for developing and sustaining complex products” [1] , has a distinct set of rules. There are many variations of a game with balls, bats, bases, and players, but there is only one set of rules governing baseball.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Modeling Negative User Stories is Risky Business,” Pankaj Kamthan and Nazlie Shahmir, 2016 IEEE 17th International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering. Federal Government, in support of OMB Circular A-123.”.

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Innovation in project management: Inspiration from Dubai

Susanne Madsen

In 2016 the UAE government was named the second-most tech savvy government in the world by the World Economic Forum and the Dubai government has formulated a bold strategy to be the world’s most innovative city by 2021.

Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

Digite

It is being applied to help in the improvement of performance of Government agencies, in their service levels and accountability and develop solutions focused on the well-being of Citizens.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I think when we think about how we are delivering our projects, we need to focus on Business Value, Customer Satisfaction, Governance and less about coming in on time and budget. It takes much more than attendance on a course to create sustained changes in performance,… Click To Tweet.

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Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Online PM Courses

And, as we have done with the 2016 and 2017 Pulse of the Profession reports, we will take a selective look at the aspects that catch our attention, and encourage you to read the full report for yourself. Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

A Complex Systems Perspective of Risk Mitigation and Modeling in Development and Acquisition Programs,” Roshanak Rose Nilchiani, Naval Postgraduate School, Thirtieth Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, April 30, 2016. 3, 2016. 80, 2016. 798-814, 2016. November 2016.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

A Complex Systems Perspective of Risk Mitigation and Modeling in Development and Acquisition Programs,” Roshanak Rose Nilchiani, Naval Postgraduate School, Thirtieth Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, April 30, 2016. 3, 2016. 80, 2016. 798-814, 2016. November 2016.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016. That is, the two things that really matter are getting the job done, and good governance. Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016.

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

Takeaway: Inadequate resources, overly aggressive timelines, underestimated costs, overlooked requirements, unanticipated complications, poor governance and human mistakes are key factors IT departments need to pay closer attention to in order to reduce project failure risk.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

The UK government developed PRINCE2, so if you’re planning on working in the UK, you might want to give this certificate a go. My story on project management is as follows – I was assigned a project back in 2016, which seemed like a regular project at the start.

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22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

Food Engineering’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) is a 2 ½ day event that brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability, and food safety. Compressed-air and vacuum systems are so vital to so many areas of technology that there can be no energy-efficient, sustainable production without them.

13 GDPR Requirements Needed for Total Compliance (and Changes You Can Make Today)

Planio

Just as an example, in 2016, UK communications company TalkTalk were fined £400,000 for failing to protect customer data from being accessed by hackers. Now more than ever, it’s clear that the defining driver of the online economy is personal data.

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