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Project, Program and Portfolio Management

 360-degree feedback - Developing self-awareness among employees
Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka), April 21, 2014 Monday

 Sri Lanka, April 21 -- In the 1990s, organisations started to change from highly structured pyramid-like hierarchies towards flatter and leaner shapes. The autocratic management styles that suited a pyramid structure won't work in the modern organisation with its wide spans of control, high levels ...
 Robert Gordon University: MSc Project Management Attracts Two Leading Industry Awards
India Retail News, April 17, 2014 Thursday 6:30 AM EST

 April 17 -- Project Management students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) are being given the opportunity to run for two leading industry awards.The best student on the MSc Project Management course at RGU's Aberdeen Business School will be presented with an award of 1,000 from global company Aker ...
 Digging into a riverfront project in Portland
Daily Journal of Commerce (Portland, OR), April 14, 2014 Monday

 A new Fire Station 21 is being built in Portland to withstand a major earthquake, and serve as a fire and life safety facility along the Willamette River. Construction of such a building on a sloped surface extending over the river comes with challenges, said David Dwyer, project manager for Skansk...
 Florida Tech, Southern Maryland Higher Education Center Partner to Offer M.S. in Project Management
Targeted News Service, April 16, 2014 Wednesday 7:00 PM EST

 Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: The Extended Studies Department of Florida Institute of Technology's Nathan M. Bisk College of Business is pleased to announce it now offers a Master of Science in Project Management at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center ...
 Primary healthcare project makes dysfunctional BHUs functional
Daily The Pak Banker, April 15, 2014 Tuesday

  Khyber Pakthunkhwa Primary Healthcare (KPH) project has introduced massive transformation in the existing system by making dysfunctional Basic Health Units (BHUs) functional and more productive in the province.
 ASU alumni help with construction of new College Avenue Commons
The State Press: Arizona State University, April 15, 2014 Tuesday

 By Jacob GoldsteinApril 15, 2014 at 8:48 pm Interns from the School of Construction at ASU are helping with the development of the new Sun Devil Marketplace, opening in August. Current ASU students and alumni are involved in this project. (Photo by Ryan Liu) Graduates of the Del. E Webb School of C...
 Plucky 10-week build brings Irish bar back
The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand), April 16, 2014 Wednesday

 Some people will tell you it takes a lot of luck to bring a construction project in on time but project manager Patrick Hill will tell you most jobs are held up by a lack of fast decision-making. With decades of project managing the development of more than 30 bars and restaurants throughout New Ze...
 Volunteers fix up house for UCC
The Utah Statesman: Utah State University, April 14, 2014 Monday

 Down the hill south of 400 North, hidden by a patch of dense greenery, is the UCC house, a small building owned by the Utah Conservation Corps where students gathered to participate in a risk management project last Friday.
 PM Expert Participates in Gas Projects in Uzbekistan
Economic News (Information Agency Oreanda), April 14, 2014 Monday

 Getting your project built
Chicago Daily Herald, April 14, 2014 Monday

 An early decision faced when planning a new building project is how to go about getting it designed and built. Some common project delivery methods are described below, including typical pro/con arguments.
 'Expertise Vital for Construction Sector'
New Indian Express, April 14, 2014 Monday

 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, April 14 -- Various issues that affect infrastructure development have taken a toll on 60 per cent of the country's companies functioning in the field, thus warranting urgent redressal of the situation, a high-level symposium noted on Saturday.
 Corps' Chief Of Engineers Signs Off On Plan To Reduce Truckee River Flood Risk
Targeted News Service, April 11, 2014 Friday 3:12 AM EST

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Truckee River Flood Management Authority are closer to moving forward with a $280.8 million plan to reduce flood risk along the Truckee River after Corps Commanding General L...
 Minister tells project managers to show results
Ghana News Agency (GNA), April 10, 2014 Thursday

 Kumasi, April 10, GNA Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister for Trade and Industry, has asked the managers of the Rural Enterprises Project (REP) to show concrete results in terms of people they are able to directly support. He said Ghanaians would want to know those who through the project, had established ...
 Washington: Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects: Case Study Report
US Official News, April 9, 2014 Wednesday

  Transportation Research Board, The Government of USA has issued the following news release: TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Renewal Project R10 has released a non-edited version of a report titled Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects: Case Study Report that d...
 MPs condemn BBC's 'catastrophic failure' of multi-million pound Digitial Media Initiative; Welsh MPs blast project management at the broadcaster.
walesonline.co.uk, April 9, 2014 Wednesday 7:51 PM GMT

 A POWERFUL cross-party group of MPs will today blast the BBC for ploughing nearly £100m into a cancelled digital scheme which has been a "catastrophic failure". The broadcaster had told the public accounts committee that the Digital Media Initiative (DMI) was "absolutely essential" but it was cance...
 -ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY -The complex world of trains, cranes and drains
ENP Newswire, April 8, 2014 Tuesday

 ENP Newswire - 08 April 2014Release date- 04042014 - Professor Chris Ivory is shining a light on the complex world of modern big business in a new book which examines how manufacturers have shifted from providing traditional products to a more complex array of services.
 LSBU project management students network with industry leaders
European Union News, April 7, 2014 Monday

  London South Bank University, UK Government has issued the following news release: Four outstanding LSBU project management students were invited to attend the Young Rail Professionals annual black-tie dinner and awards ceremony last week, a fantastic opportunity to rub shoulders with industry exe...
 Laffan Refinery's Diesel Hydrotreater Project registers another milestone
The Peninsula, April 6, 2014 Sunday

 Doha: Laffan Refinery's Diesel Hydrotreater (DHT) Project recently celebrated five million man-hours without a Lost Time Incident (LTI). The significant safety milestone was achieved earlier this month as the project gets closer to completion and start up at the end of April.
 The complex world of trains, cranes and drains
European Union News, April 4, 2014 Friday

  Anglia Ruskin University, Food and Rural Enterprise, UK Government has issued the following news release:  Professor Chris Ivory is shining a light on the complex world of modern big business in a new book which examines how manufacturers have shifted from providing traditional products to a more ...
 STS: Identifying and managing troubled projects
News Bites - Private Companies, April 5, 2014 Saturday

  We all have troubled projects that are at risk of not achieving their expected business outcomes. These watermelon projects, which appear green on our project dashboards but are actually red if we dig deeper, are all too common in agencies' project portfolios. CEB research shows that as many as 30...
 Sacked staff forge brighter future
The West Australian (Perth), April 5, 2014 Saturday

 CIO project power sharing: get used to it
FierceCIO, April 2, 2014 Wednesday

 Collaboration by CIOs has never been more critical, as an increasing number of IT-related projects are now handled jointly by CIO-led teams and business groups.
 Design with a fine Finnish
The National, April 2, 2014 Wednesday

 From sending a project manager to jail to find inspiration for a prison design, to installing first-class seats in the boardroom of Finnair, Workspace - a Finnish design company - is setting up shop in the UAE and plans to offer a more scientific approach to the local design scene.
 NUCLEAR MATERIALS SAFEGUARDS AND SECURITY UPGRADE PROJECT COMPLETED UNDER BUDGET
States News Service, April 3, 2014 Thursday

 The following information was released by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration: The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Nuclear Materials Safeguards and Security Upgrade Project (NMSSUP) was recently completed approximately $1 million under its original budget of $245 mil...
 PMI Chicagoland Chapter to Become a Premier Provider of Choice for PMI-ACP; Project Management Institute – Agile Certified Professional Certification.
PRWeb Newswire, March 31, 2014

   Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2014           Why PMI-ACP Certification? Agile is a topic of growing importance in project management. The marketplace reflects this importance, as project practitioners increasingly embrace agile as a technique for managing successful projects. Agile processes harn...
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