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Project, Program and Portfolio Management

 Alaska natural gas project manager touts partnership,
Energy Monitor Worldwide, July 18, 2014 Friday

 AIRBANKS-The man in charge of the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas Project-the oft-called "landmark" project to commercialize North Slope natural gas for in-state and export-is careful about how he talks about the multi-billion project.
 Iran speeds up development of North Azadegan oil field
Iran Economy News, July 2, 2014 Wednesday 12:04 PM GMT +4

 Tehran, Iran, July 2 By Milad Fashtami - Trend: Iran has sped up the development project of its North Azadegan joint field, which is expected to come on stream in July 2015, Iran's TASNIM News Agency reported on July 2.
 Wood Group To Acquire Agility Projects AS - Quick Facts
RTT News (United States), July 14, 2014 Monday

 (RTTNews) - Wood Group (John) plc (WDGJF.PK, WG.L) announced it has reached an agreement with Agility Group to acquire Agility Projects AS, a Norwegian engineering, procurement, construction management, installation and commissioning company, for a total consideration of approximately $164 million.
 Over a million Canadians now have Indian roots: Chris Alexander; Q&A: Chris Alexander
DNA, July 12, 2014 Saturday

  Q&A: Chris Alexander  Here's some good news for those looking for job and business start-up opportunities in Canada. On a two-day trip to India, the Canadian citizenship and immigration minister Chris Alexander announced the launch of "express entry" sy...
 Petrofac Training Services and ESI International collaborate to establish PPMA
MarketLine NewsWire (Formerly Datamonitor), July 7, 2014 Monday 1:51 PM GMT

HIGHLIGHT: Petrofac Training Services, a part of Petrofac, and ESI International, a project management training company, have announced a collaboration to establish the Petrofac Project Management Academy, or PPMA, which aims to provide training to oil and gas organizations across the Asia-Pacific r...
 HMS Ocean refit running behind schedule
Jane's Defence Weekly, July 9, 2014 Wednesday

FULL TEXT The GBP65 million (USD111 million) refit of the UK Royal Navy (RN) helicopter carrier HMS Ocean is running more than three months behind schedule, sources have told IHS Jane's . The delay has resulted in Invincible-class former carrier HMS Illustrious being brought to readiness to replace ...
 Technip Gets PMC Contract for RAPID Project by Petronas
Professional Services Close-Up, July 13, 2014 Sunday

 Technip, in a joint venture with Fluor, reports it was awarded a "substantial" Program Management Consultancy (PMC) contract by Petronas for the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project located in the state of Johor, Malaysia.
 Rail Budget 2014: Project management group to be set up to overcome delays
The Economic Times, July 9, 2014 Wednesday

 NEW DELHI: Given the fact that Indian Railways are plagued with project delays, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday proposed setting up a Project Management Group at the level of Railway Board to overcome delays in project execution.
 Secrets of implementation success
Sunday Business Post, July 6, 2014

 CRM has received a lot of negative press over the years. And there's no doubt that in some quarters, there exists a perception that CRM implementation is a risky and painful undertaking.
 Integrated system: Project management's missing link
New Straits Times (Malaysia), July 4, 2014 Friday

 THE success of any organisation is almost always dependent on bringing its projects in on time, on budget, and to specifications - and nowhere is this truer than in the mining and oil and gas industries. While resource companies rely on project delivery for revenue growth, their own information man...
 Will it be all systems go for you?
Daily Record & Sunday Mail, July 3, 2014 Thursday

 A SOLID grounding in all things relating to computers could lead to a rewarding career as a systems analyst. Here, SUE KELBRICK answers questions about what such work involves: As a systems analyst, you would be employed by a company to examine their IT systems and processes, and recommend improvem...
 The rise of women in construction: NAWIC's Laurice Temple
Energy Monitor Worldwide, June 18, 2014 Wednesday

 Laurice Temple was recently appointed chief executive officer of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and a senior executive with more than 25 years international experience in executive and project management roles.
 Sun shines on Qatar Foundation solar initiative
Gulf Times, June 26, 2014 Thursday

 Qatar Foundation (QF) has announced the launch of the Gulf region's first Energy Monitoring Centre (EMC) to manage its smart grid and monitor solar power generation across all sites within Education City.
 Get it out of your system; Sue Kelbrick on a career suited to those with an interest in how computer systems work
Chester Chronicle, June 26, 2014

 What does a career as a systems analyst involve? As a systems analyst you would be employed by a company to examine their IT systems and processes, and recommend improvements. Your work could range from integrating the telephone and computer networks in a call centre, to re-structuring a bank's cus...
 Ed Catmull to Keynote at Upcoming Conference
Wireless News, June 26, 2014 Thursday

 IPS Learning and the Stanford Advanced Project Management Program said that Ed Catmull, President and co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and President of Walt Disney Animation Studios, will be a keynote speaker at The Strategic Execution Conference on October 21 and 22.
 Hill International Wins Two Project Achievement Awards From CMAA's Mid-Atlantic Chapter
GlobeNewswire, June 25, 2014 Wednesday 6:15 AM EST

 MARLTON, N.J., June 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has been recognized with two regional Project Achievement Awards from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of Ameri...
 Astonfield Renewables, Solesa in partnership to deliver industrial solar power solutions
The Economic Times, June 26, 2014 Thursday

 KOLKATA: Independent solar power producer Astonfield Renewables and Solesa, an international engineering and project management company, announced a strategic partnership to deliver solar power solutions to industrial businesses with a focus on combating rising energy costs in India.
 Career pathing for contractors at allaboutXpert taken seriously
ITWeb, June 24, 2014 Tuesday

 AllabouXpert is offering reduced price, easy-pay deals and flexible hours for training through its best-in-class academy ... to its entire contractor community. The offering is part of the company's direct support to the project management profession in South Africa, aimed at strengthening percepti...
 du and BUiD Receive Grant from National Research Foundation
Islamic Finance News, June 23, 2014 Monday 6:30 AM EST

 June 23 -- His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan honoured du and the British University in Dubai (BUiD) as the recipients of the National Research Foundation (NRF) grant in 2013 for a joint research paper. Inken Lasar, Director - Corporate Program Management, du, accepted the grant on be...
 Police accused of IT management weaknesses over axed Siren project
Progressive Media - Company News, June 20, 2014 Friday

   Surrey Police has been criticised for failing to address a "number of significant weaknesses" and inefficient checks and balances within its management of a terminated £14.8m criminal intelligence system project in an independent audit report released this week The police force announced last yea...
 Bahrain's drive on transparency gets global recognition
24*7 News, June 24, 2014 Tuesday

 SEOUL, June 24 -- The eGovernment Authority (eGA) CEO Mohammed Ali Al-Qaed, highlighted the aspect of attaining transparency, revealing that the Kingdom created the National Suggestions and Complaints System 'Tawasul' to enhance the coordination and transparency among government authorities in Bahr...
 Hill International Receives Three-Year Doha Contract Worth Approx $3Mln
Midnight Trader Live Briefs, June 23, 2014 Monday 9:24 AM EST

  Hill International (HIL) has received a contract to provide project management services in connection with the Boulevard Mall in Doha, Qatar. The three-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately QAR 11.0 million ($3.0 million).
 Youth Corps pilot group gets set for community projects; First 90 undergo training camp to learn leadership, project management skills
The Straits Times (Singapore), June 24, 2014 Tuesday

 MORE than two-thirds of Singapore's first national corps of volunteers are women, and four in five are students.  Aged 15 to 35, these are the first group of people who have stepped forward to take on projects that benefit their community, the National Youth Council (NYC) told The Straits Times.  T...
 STATEMENT OF PETER M. ROGOFF, ADMINISTRATOR FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL WORKFORCE, POSTAL SERVICE, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
States News Service, June 23, 2014 Monday

 The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Transportation: STATEMENT OF PETER M. ROGOFF, ADMINISTRATOR FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL WORKFORCE, POSTAL SERVICE, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMMITTEE ON OVERS...
 Offshoring can be low cost, but it's important not to be low involvement.
StartUpSmart, June 23, 2014 Monday 3:10 PM GMT

FULL TEXT Offshoring can be low cost, but it's important not to be low involvement. Here are seven tips on how to get it right. 1. To get the best value for money, while retaining control of your development, use a blended on-shore/offshore team and take advantage of each team's strengths.
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