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Project, Program and Portfolio Management

 Langley Calls for Uniform Concept, Objectives of PM in 3rd DIPMF
UAE Government News, October 25, 2016 Tuesday 6:30 AM EST

 Oct. 25 -- HE Mark Langley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Project Management Institute (PMI), called for standardized Project Management concept that speaks one language about the benefits, profitability and objectives of PM. Langley made this statement during a lecture he delivered ...
 IDB launches first free online course in French on Project Management in Development
Plus Company Updates(PCU), October 22, 2016 Saturday

  Washington: Registration is now open for the Project Management in Development course being offered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in French through edX, the largest educational platform in the world (founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)).
 J.F. Ahern has been doing it right for 140 years
The Daily Reporter (Milwaukee, WI), October 19, 2016 Wednesday

 Pick any one time during the year, and J.F. Ahern Co. likely has thousands of subcontracts open. It’s no surprise for the nearly 140-year-old company, which is projected to finish the year with around $290 million in revenue. The Fond du Lac-based company owes that success in part to its longevity ...
 Project Management Institute's (PMI) Deccan India Chapter recently organized thought provoking Corporate Kirtan
India Education Diary, October 22, 2016 Saturday

 Pune, Oct. 22 -- Project Management Institute's (PMI) Deccan India Chapter recently organized thought provoking 'Corporate Kirtan' for its attendees at their 141st meet held at the MCCIA auditorium yesterday. Performed in English language by Ha. Bha. Pa. Pushkar Mangalmurti Aurangabadkar, the subje...
 Tried and tested methods of managing work can spell disaster
The Economic Times, October 23, 2016 Sunday

 By Hari Ram Narayanan Several tools and techniques to manage work have been perfected over the last century. They revolve around elaborate planning, a hierarchy of command, and measurement and analysis. Those familiar with formal project management terminology would know phrases such as work breakd...
 How to Meet Challenges When Deploying New HR Technology
European Union News, October 17, 2016 Monday

  London: Society for Human Resource Management has issued the following Press release: Change can be scary for employees who are asked to adopt new technologies at work, said Katherine Jones, Ph.D., a partner and director of talent research for Mercer, speaking to attendees at the Human Resource...
 Effective leadership skill acquisition thru project management
The Saudi Gazette, October 12, 2016 Wednesday

 By Bassam Al Samman CEO, CMCS ONE of the most significant challenges faced by the higher management of any organization in the GCC, whether government or private, is to train and develop young nationals to take over the leadership roles to effectively achieve national goals and visions, including t...
 New airport taking shape southern Beijing
China Daily, October 11, 2016 Tuesday

 China will soon finish construction of basic infrastructure for the new international airport in Beijing, which is expected to serve 45 million passengers annually starting in 2019, project managers said.
 Book on IT project management launched
The Hindu, October 5, 2016 Wednesday

  HYDERABAD, Oct. 5 -- COO of Mindtree N.S. Parthasarathy on Tuesday urged IT professionals to brace up for the dramatic changes the industry is poised to see over the next five years.
 What Makes a Project Manager? Planners Already Know!
US Official News, October 4, 2016 Tuesday

  Washington, DC: American Planning Association has issued the following news release Planning Management — or Project Management in the planning profession — is not a new concept. But it is rarely taught in academia or made readily available to practicing planners.
 £13m work to give kids a brighter future; YOUNGSTERS IN HOSPITAL CAN NOW DINE AND RELAX IN STYLE
Evening Gazette, October 5, 2016 Wednesday

 YOUNGSTERS at a Middlesbrough hospital can take a trip back to the 1950s for their meals in this stunning rock 'n' roll diner. The new American diner is part of a £13.8m refurbishment of West Lane Hospital, to develop it as a centre of excellence for children and young people.
 Gatwick signs Bechtel for potential second runway
Transportation Monitor Worldwide, October 4, 2016 Tuesday

 Gatwick Airport has today signed a strategic partnership with Bechtel putting the US engineering giant on standby to deliver a possible second runway at Gatwick by 2025. The new partnership will see Bechtel project manage Gatwicks second runway programme should the Government give it the green ligh...
 U.S. Department of Energy's National Synchrotron Light Source II Named PMI Project of the Year
Business Wire, September 26, 2016 Monday 8:47 PM GMT

 Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy's National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) project has been awarded the profession's highest accolade -the 20...
States News Service, September 25, 2016 Sunday

 The following information was released by the American Association of Advertising Agencies: By Dave Po-Chedley The typical project manager has lots of responsibility and very little authority. To make things even more challenging, the typical project plan bears little resemblance to reality. Achiev...
 Pace Project Organises Seminar For Young People
Daily Independent (Nigeria), September 22, 2016 Thursday

 In the bid to arouse the interest of young people in entrepreneurship and project management, Pace Project Management Consulting Limited, a Lagos-based project management consultancy company, organised a free seminar for young people. Adeola Adetoyi, chief executive officer of the company, spoke to...
 Project Management's PMI-RMP Risk Management Certification Course in Northern New Jersey / Metro New York City Region.
PRWeb Newswire, September 19, 2016

   Cedar Grove, NJ (PRWEB) September 19, 2016   Risk management is about identifying new risks or changes in the threat level of existing business processes. The challenge for project managers is how to get teams, functional areas, business processes, systems, and vendors aligned to new goals; moreo...
 WAPDA Chairman visits Golen Gol Hydropower project
The Frontier Star, September 17, 2016 Saturday

  Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman, Lt Gen (Retd) Muzammil Hussain urged the management of Golen Gol Hydropower Project to complete the project according to the set time-lines.
 Hill International wins contract extension for East Link Light Rail project
MarketLine NewsWire (Formerly Datamonitor), September 16, 2016 Friday 9:10 AM GMT

HIGHLIGHT: Hill International has won a contract extension from the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, or Sound Transit, to provide design-build project management services during the next phase of the E360 Segment of the East Link Light Rail extension project near Seattle, Washington.
 Researchers Cautioned Against Inflating Costs
The Observer, September 19, 2016

 Kyambogo University's acting vice chancellor Prof Eli-Katunguka-Rwakishaya has challenged researchers to have realistic budgets while presenting their proposals. Speaking at the second annual Eastern African Research and Innovations Management Association (EARIMA) conference last week, Katunguka sa...
 Project Resilience
Management Services, Autumn 2016

FULL TEXT Project Resilience Authors: Elmar Kutsch, Mark Hall, Neil Turner Publisher: Gower (2015) ISBN: 9781472423634 Pages: 222
 Project Leadership
Management Services, Autumn 2016

FULL TEXT Project Leadership Authors: Sarah Coleman and Donnie MacNicol Publisher: Gower (2015) ISBN: 9781472452801 Pages: 296 This classic text book on project leadership has substantially been rewritten by Sarah Coleman and Donnie MacNicol, and introduces new material that reflects on the changing...
 USACE Buffalo District Project Delivery Team Named Best in the Corps of Engineers
Targeted News Service, September 15, 2016 Thursday 11:23 PM EST

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Buffalo District issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District was awarded the Project Delivery Team of the Year Award during the 2016 National Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., last August for work completed on the Oswego ...
 Changing lives, the Microsols challenge, an energy solution that will be installed in West Africa
Plus Company Updates(PCU), September 12, 2016 Monday

  Rueil-Malmaison: Schneider Electric has issued the following news release: On November 7, the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22) will open with a firm desire to turn the progress achieved in the Paris Agreement into concrete action. The presidency of COP22 stated that it would be “an o...
 The Work Behind Construction Projects
Atlantic Online, September 9, 2016 Friday

 Just before the Great Recession, the U.S. construction industry was booming. In 2006, the industry employed more than 7 million Americans. But between 2007 and 2009, construction employment fell by 1.5 million-to its lowest level since 1998. The industry has bounced back since as the economic recov...
 Develop Data-Driven Project Management Reports to Make Better Business Decisions
Plus Company Updates(PCU), September 8, 2016 Thursday

  McLean, VA: Projility, Inc has issued the following news release: Project managers need data-driven reports from their PPM solution to help them make better business decisions. I hear that in almost every conversation I have with PMOs. If the PPM solution cannot present the right data to produce ...
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