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The necessity for Project Management skills: The transition to freelance and project work

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The Only Person that Likes Change is a Baby with a Wet Diaper. Anon By nature we hate change; seldom will we quit our old home till it has actually fallen around our ears. Thomas Carlyle(1795-1881) Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

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Hey Project Manager, are you a more of a Jedi or a Stormtrooper?

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This past week I was having a conversation with a colleague on what they should look for in a project manager. Out of curiosity, I did some digging across various organization’s standards at what they describe as the “role of a project manager”, here is what I found.

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The Future of Project Managers

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Yes, the image above represents the Star Trek M-5 Multitronic System from “The Ultimate Computer” (for you Trekkies).

The Evolution of the Project Management Profession

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“Even the dogs may eat of the crumbs that fall from the rich man’s table; and in these days, when the rich in knowledge eat such specialized food at such separate tables, only the dogs have the chance of a balanced diet.”

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

GPM Certified Project Managers are Making a Difference!

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In 2013, we started the GPM-b certification. One of our first to be certified was Katharine Foley from Ireland. Katharine was a self-study who took our GPM-b exam March 19th, 2013. She has been an advocate for GPM for four years and recently renewed her certification.

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Learn about Sustainability in a few hours…

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“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” ” Nathaniel Branden Key Sustainability References Trying to figure out what sustainability is about can be a challenge.

The GPM P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management. Who uses it and how?

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Last month we surveyed 15,036 individuals who have downloaded the GPM P5 standard since it was released in 2014 and received 3,600 responses.

The Sustainable Development Goal to End Poverty and Project Management

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If you recently watched the webinar I did recently for IPMA on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you will know that I briefly covered two. By request, I have started a series on our blog to break down each SDG from a PM perspective.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Sustainable Development Goal #7 Renewable Energy and Project Management

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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.

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The Advantages of Conflict in Projects

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“The absence of conflict is not harmony, it’s apathy” (Eisenhardt) “God does not play dice” (Einstein)… would God be so cruel to structure so much conflict if it could not be constructive (Tjosvold)? I come from a Canadian middle class family with a British lineage.

GPM Takes Root in Russia Amid Historic International Events

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April was a busy month for all of us at GPM. We have activity buzzing all over the globe which is exciting! In this post, which we would normally issue a press release for, I chose a blog format as I wanted to share some personal thoughts rather than a quote. On April 16th, I […].

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Are Projects Material to Non-Financial Reporting?

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The Rise of Sustainability (Non-Financial) Reporting I am often asked what I do for a living. When I explain that I work in sustainability I usually get an “oh, ok.” ” followed by a “what does that mean?” ” Therein lies the challenge.

SDG #5 Achieve Gender equality and empower all women and girls & project management.

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The latest in our series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) focuses on #5 (of 17), Gender Equality. The following are the specific targets under this SDG. They are vital to to sustainable development. End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere 5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and […]. The post SDG #5 Achieve Gender equality and empower all women and girls & project management.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Managing Sustainable Development Projects Sustainably, an Example.

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We just posted a media release to announce a partnership with Village Green Global, who will sponsor a series of initiatives in the Russel Island, Solomon Islands.

Sustainable Development Goal #17 of 17. Partnership for the Goals and Project Management.

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At the UN Global Compact Leadership Summit, our 5th, as a stakeholder, it was stated as part of the plenary that business cannot thrive if the people and the planet aren’t. This also includes that the 17 UN SDGs are on target. They are universal, transcend borders, industry, and societies.

Sustainable Development Goal 14. “Life Under Water and Project Management”

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This installment in our series on the SDGs focuses on #14 of 17, conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, “Life Underwater” This SDG has seven targets which you can read in detail.

Waste not, want not: how projects can drive reductions in waste

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I recently watched the first episode in a three-part series on waste produced by the government broadcaster in Australia.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

Sustainable Development Goal #3 and Project Management, ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

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Installment #3 of 17 in our series in which we cover each sustainable development goal (SDG) and how projects and project management can contribute to them. This post focuses on SDG number 3, Good Health and Well-being.

Project Management and Sustainable Development Goal #3 – Ensuring Healthy Lives

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Sustainable Development Goal #3 and Project Management, ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Installment #3 of our series in which we cover each sustainable development goal (SDG) and how projects and project management can contribute to them. This post focuses on SDG number 3, Good Health and Well-being. This goal […].

A Mercenary Perspective on Sustainability

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I am blessed and cursed with never having had a boss. Despite the image above, I actually consider myself a capitalist and believe that it is vital to generate jobs and improve the overall economic well being of society.

A rookie mistake with sustainable procurement… Lessons Learned

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“I don’t want to wear something on my body that hurts the environment or the people in it. It’s hard to know what is good and what is bad on the high street and equally hard to find fashionable or youthful ethical clothing. It shocks me that even today only 1% of cotton produced in […]. The post A rookie mistake with sustainable procurement… Lessons Learned appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

The Value of Value Management

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This post highlights the importance of incorporating value management into sustainable change delivery. This blog post is part of a series that provides a foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter F. Drucker Management of Value (MoV) was the […]. The post The Value of Value Management appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

The Stakeholder in the Stakeholder; Overcoming Adversity

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According to ISO 21500, Guidance on Project Management, a stakeholder is a person, group or organization that has interests in, or can affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by, any aspect of the project. It is commonly taught that stakeholders are identified, analyzed and managed. Manage however is a curious word. […]. The post The Stakeholder in the Stakeholder; Overcoming Adversity appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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Sustainable Development Goal 16 Peace & Justice, Strong institutions and Project Management

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SDG 16 of 17 aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. This is an important SDG for project management.

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Sustainable Portfolio Management – Foundational Overview

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This post highlights the importance of portfolio management for sustainable change delivery. This blog post is part of a series that provides a foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. It is not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. Leon C. […]. The post Sustainable Portfolio Management – Foundational Overview appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

The Importance of Localizing Project Management Literature

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Dr. Abdelsalam Jaroshi GPM Partner – Turkey and North Africa CEO – Diwan International (formerly Libyan Diwan LLC.) Business Development Director – PMRi Ltd.

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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain! The difference between CSR and Sustainability.

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What is the difference between CSR and Sustainability? I get asked this question a lot and so I thought it would be good to provide a clear and concise response. Here is an explanation of both. Sustainability balances resource usage and supplies over time thus ensuring that future generations will have the resources that we do. […]. The post Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain! The difference between CSR and Sustainability.

Sustainable Risk Management – Four Current Challenges with Solutions

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This post focuses on the current challenges of sustainable risk management within sustainable change delivery, with useful perspectives, tools, and techniques. This blog post is part of a series that provides the foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. Primum non nocere – First, do no harm” – Auguste François Chomel (Hooker, p. 219, 1849) “The golden axiom of […].

Sustainable Development Goal #11 of 17 and Project Management, Sustainable Cities.

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In this installment of our series on the SDGs, we look at #11 of 17, Sustainable Cities and Communities. This goal encompasses ten targets of sustainable development. The target stems from the following fact that: Half of humanity – 3.5

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Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

Sustainable Development Goal #4 of 17 Quality Education (and Project Management)

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Sustainable Development Goal #4 is a whopper! It has ten targets and in this post I am going to focus on only one part of one target. “By

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The Sustainable Development Goal to End Hunger. The Role of Projects and Project Management.

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Installment #2 of our series in which we cover each sustainable development goal (SDG) and how projects and project management can contribute to them. Ending Hunger Q. What is the goal?

GPM Supporting Sustainable Development in Africa

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I have long maintained that professional development organizations and associations that have a focus of expertise must establish a connection to global issues and develop platforms for action and partnership.

Keep on scammin’ on: The evil brilliance, success and recurrence of The Playbook

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Leading student in business propaganda, Australian social scientist Alex Carey persuasively argues that the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. Noam Chomsky, World Orders: Old and […].

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Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?