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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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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.

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.

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

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?

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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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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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 #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

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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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.

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.

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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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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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

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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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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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.”

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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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Why Your Sustainability Report Might be Awful?

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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.”

The Playbook Series: Global Warming

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This is a follow on post to “Keep on scammin’ on: The evil brilliance, success and recurrence of The Playbook.”

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (3 of 9) “Change Agent”

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This third installment of Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager focuses on the “Change Agent.” Peter Drucker is famous for many quotes, none more so than “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”

Two Technologies that Could Regenerate Our Planet

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“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ” Desmond Tutu With all the conflicts and problems and noise these days it is healthy to dream about how better our future will be.

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Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (2 of 9) “Inclusive Leader”

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This second installment of Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager focuses on the “Inclusive Leader.” Mahatma Gandhi is quoted as saying “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.”

Focus on Strengths Not Just Weaknesses – the Value of Appreciative Inquiry

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I always enjoyed the message from the featured image above. As a management consultant, validator, and assessor I am often engaged by organizations to analyze their operations and systems to identify opportunities for improvement.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

Disposable Plastic Straws… What can we do?

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I went out recently with some friends and had a curious experience. And of all things it was around disposable plastic straws. What caught my attention was that each place we went to did not offer straws. More importantly though the establishments were proud and adamant about their no-straw policy.

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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.

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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.

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Sustainable Development Goal #13 of 17 and Project Management, Climate Action.

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In this installment of our series on the SDGs, we look at #13 of 17, Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. I am going to approach this SDG a bit different from the others in the series because this is a heavily debated topic. First. Climate Change is real. Few debate […].

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.