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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. Sustainable project management can help provide guidance with this. What is being asked worldwide is […].

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. There are times though, where the cost of delays […]. The post COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 06: The Cost of Delay appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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Sustainable Estimating

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The only certainty is that nothing is certain. Pliny the Elder, Roman scholar, 23-79 CE Our culture encodes a strong bias either to neglect or ignore variation. We tend to focus instead on measures of central tendency, and as a result we make some terrible mistakes, often with considerable practical import. Stephen Jay Gould, naturalist, […]. The post Sustainable Estimating appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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?“ “ Once again, this post is not specifically about sustainable change delivery. It does provide useful considerations, […]. The post EVM and Agile – Project Reporting appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

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. The short version is to protect the water and life that depends on it. Everything from the economic […]. The post Sustainable Development Goal 14.

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. James Baldwin(1924-1987) […]. The post The necessity for Project Management skills: The transition to freelance and project work appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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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. With changing expectations of consumers and investors and the […].

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. My primary focus is split between sustainable organizational project, programme, portfolio and risk management improvement and organizational sustainable change delivery assessments. My project experience has been 30+ years in combining a series of […]. The post EVM and Agile – Can they work together?

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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. This approach to new hires was the practice at Anderson Consulting (now Accenture) when I […]. The post The Importance of Mentorship appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries Management System Project Management

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

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? The GPM Global PRiSM methodology advocates for the usage of the GPM Global P5 Impact Analysis, which […]. The post How to Use the GPM P5 Impact Analysis appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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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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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. At a young age we were taught to be quiet […]. The post The Advantages of Conflict in Projects appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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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 […].

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

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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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.

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 billion people – lives in cities today By 2030, almost 60 per cent of the world’s […]. The post Sustainable Development Goal #11 of 17 and Project Management, Sustainable Cities. appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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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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. The TBL posits that instead of one bottom […]. The post People or Economy — What is more important ? appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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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. Though it is still early to wrap our heads around what is happening and what the future will entail, it is possible to taken in some of the early lessons learned and reminders that are coming out of […]. The post COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 01: Summary appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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. We often get emails and requests to mention […]. The post PRiSM is much more than an “eco-friendly” method. appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entrie

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

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. A generally accepted solution to it though seems particularly appropriate […].

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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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. The lesson of this post is that too much of anything can be bad, and we need to look at the whole asset life-cycle system […]. The post Pollution – Why we replaced horses with automobiles appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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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? funfact: The don’t.) Bio-Diversity as a whole is already in freefall. […]. The post Bio-Diversity’s freefall can be mitigated through sustainable project management.

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?

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. The worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and […]. The post Three Keys to Project Work During the Worldwide Coronavirus Outbreak appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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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.” William James, 1879 For those who have accepted and endorsed the importance of sustainability and social responsibility issues like the importance of dealing with anthropogenic climate change, livable wages, the problems with waste etc., there […].

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

2019 185

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.” ” The key with perception though is that people generally believe perception is fact, and not just an opinion or option. Some […].

The Rise of Embedded Self-Service Analytics

Speaker: Chris Von Simson & Nat Venkataraman

Can your users get the data and analytics they need without leaving your application? Watch this webinar with Chris von Simson of Dresner Advisory Services as he shares why user enablement has emerged as the theme in today’s embedded analytics landscape.

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. For context, “Visualize an amphitheater of solid limestone, 200 ft. high, surrounding a 160 ft. […]. The post Lessons for Change from Bungee Jumping appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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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 […]. The post Why Your Sustainability Report Might be Awful? appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

A Warning about Models

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Due to the complexity of sustainability and social responsibility, we use a lot of models. One of the key lessons learned though is that “colouring by numbers does not guarantee success” It is important to realize the limitations and constraints of models, and the fact that they should always be re-evaluated, particularly when new information […]. The post A Warning about Models appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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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. When asked to write about their future or humanities future, a consistent observation is that many (if not all) of their students do not see humanity and earth surviving. […]. The post Are we Robbing our Children of the Ability to Believe in a Positive Future? appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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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.