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COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 04: Transformational Change Requirements

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, and many countries and communities have been forced to make dramatic changes in lifestyle, plans and expectations. What is being demanded in many of these communities is a dramatic transformational change.

COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 06: The Cost of Delay

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“The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.” ” No idea who said this. “Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the early bird gets frozen to death.” ” Myron Scholes Many of us instinctively procrastinate and delay.

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EVM and Agile – Project Reporting

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Context This post was modified from one I developed several years ago for the Mercure AACE 2013 program I took, called W17_PM_EVM-KPI-Reporting. It is a follow on to a recent post “EVM and Agile – Can they work together?“

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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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Challenges with Using PERT for Estimating

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This post was modified from one I developed several years ago for the Mercure AACE 2013 program I took, called W5_PM_PERT-Challenges. I am still surprised that with the number of project managers I meet who recommend this technique, which effectively puts the Flaw of Averages on steroids.

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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Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

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GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide. The guide is 156 pages and is available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic Kindle formats. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline.

EVM and Agile – Can they work together?

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Context This post was modified from one I developed several years ago for the Mercure AACE 2013 program I took, called W15_PM_EVM-Agile-Considerations.

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The Importance of Mentorship

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When I was doing my undergrad in the early 90’s, it was widely understood that when you graduate and find an entry-level job, the employer would provide you with the training and development to ensure your success in your role.

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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?

How to Use the GPM P5 Impact Analysis

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“Risk comes from not knowing what you`re doing.” Warren Buffett “Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.” Theodore Roosevelt What is the P5 Impact Analysis?

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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.

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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

People or Economy — What is more important ?

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The backdrop to this question is something called the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit (or prosperity). The triple bottom line (TBL) is a framework or theory that… … recommends that companies commit to focus on social and environmental concerns just as they do on profits.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Sustainable Risk Management – Organizational Factors

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This post is intended to provide the foundational concepts around organizational sustainable risk management factors. This post also recommends adopting sustainable risk management as a core discipline within sustainable change delivery. This is part of a series that provides the foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. “It is far better to grasp the universe as […].

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COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 01: Summary

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The world is trying to deal with and understand the recent challenges and upheaval caused by COVID-19.

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 […].

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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 07: Dealing with Cobb’s Paradox

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“We know why projects fail; we know how to prevent their failure—so why do they still fail?” Martin Cobb, Treasury Board Secretariat 1995 Cobb’s Paradox and the Solution This paradox has been frequently raised again and again in the project management community over the years.

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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.

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.

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.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Three Keys to Project Work During the Worldwide Coronavirus Outbreak

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The worldwide coronavirus outbreak is not the first world war, nor the great depression nor the second world war. For those with an awareness of history, we know that those events were horrific and challenging times that we got through and fortunately came out stronger on the other side.

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PRiSM is much more than an “eco-friendly” method.

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As our Project Management Methodology PRiSM or PRojects integrating Sustainable Methods is turning 10 years old this year, we are proud that it enjoys success in a multitude of industries; and project types. There is one area though that is commonly misunderstood as evidenced by the blog-o-sphere.

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Bio-Diversity’s freefall can be mitigated through sustainable project management.

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This week, more than 11,000 researchers from around the world issued a report that spoke of the “untold suffering” that will be caused by climate change if humanity doesn’t change its ways. Before anyone poo-poos this, think to yourself, how often do scientists like to agree?

Pollution – Why we replaced horses with automobiles

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Henry Ford never said people wanted faster horses, “what they wanted was less horseshit” (Flowers, 2014). It was a little more complicated than that, but you get the general point.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

An Approach for Sustainability for Everyone – The Scout vs. the Warrior

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“A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.”

How an organization can avoid SDG-washing. Yes, it is a thing…

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This post provides concrete steps to align project work with SDG Targets and goals. The post How an organization can avoid SDG-washing. Yes, it is a thing… appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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Lessons for Change from Bungee Jumping

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I went bungee jumping over twenty years ago in Ottawa at the Great Canadian Bungee Jumping site at Wakefield, Chelsea Quebec. During that memorable experience I was reminded of several important lessons that I believe are valuable for change initiatives.

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Are we Robbing our Children of the Ability to Believe in a Positive Future?

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Quite by accident, I have had a number of worrisome conversations with teachers recently about the ability of their students to dream of a better future.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Why Your Sustainability Report Might be Awful?

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If you parse through the thousands of sustainability (non-financial reporting) online either direct from websites from major brands such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, or Nike, or even the mid-major companies that are trying to do the right thing, you will see something missing; and it is glaringly obvious once you start looking for it. A common […].

Projectors, We need rethink a few things.

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“The true definition of a project, according to modern acceptation, is, as is said before, a vast undertaking, too big to be managed, and therefore likely enough to come to nothing.” – Daniel Defoe, An Essay upon Projects (1697) This is one of my favorite quotes for a couple reasons. One being that it is […]. The post Projectors, We need rethink a few things. appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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A Warning about Models

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Due to the complexity of sustainability and social responsibility, we use a lot of models.

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How our Perception impacts our Understanding of Sustainability – Part 1

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Perception is reality. We have heard that many times. One definition of perception “is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the presented information, or the environment.”

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"