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Putting 2020 in the Rearview Mirror

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When COVID-19 decided to lay claims to 2020, every organization on the planet was impacted. As we search for the light at the end of the tunnel (and hope it is not an oncoming train), we are all faced with the question, “what now?”

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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.

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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.

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

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

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. This post is not specifically about sustainable change […]. The post Challenges with Using PERT for Estimating appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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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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 […].

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.

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

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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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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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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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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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

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 […].

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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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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Lessons from Harvard 4: How Adaptive Project Teams can work with Command & Control

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This is the final of four posts based on my experience at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program that I took in November 2017, led by Dr. Leith Sharp, integrated with some of our GPM Global content where appropriate.

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2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

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.

WORK ON: Lessons from Harvard 2: Understanding Organizational “Operating Systems”

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This is the second of four posts based on my experience at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program that I took in November 2017, led by Dr. Leith Sharp, integrated with some of our GPM Global content where appropriate.

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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.

Lessons from Harvard 3: Discovering the Squiggle on Projects

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This is the third of four posts based on my experience at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program that I took in November 2017, led by Dr. Leith Sharp, integrated with some of our GPM Global content where appropriate.

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Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

We Need to Raise Capable Leaders; Yesterday.

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We in the Project profession must rethink what leadership means. The textbook dictionary definition of “leader” is a person or thing that leads or a guiding or directing head, as of an army, movement, or political group.

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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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Lessons from Harvard 1: Organizational Dynamics Set the Stage for Change

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This is the first of four posts based on my experience at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program that I took in November 2017, led by Dr. Leith Sharp, integrated with some of our GPM Global content where appropriate.

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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 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.

Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

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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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.

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.

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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How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

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

2019 297

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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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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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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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?