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Project, Program and Portfolio Management

 How-to: Lead, Manage, and Empower Your Virtual Employees
InstaBlogs, September 17, 2014 Wednesday 6:30 AM EST

 Business today has greatly changed largely due to the Internet and one's access to help from freelancers and various virtual employees from all over the world. A business is no longer confined to the skills they find from the local selection which then gives them an opportunity to grow well outside...
 Calif. Bill Strengthening Active Management of State IT Projects Signed Into Law by Gov. Brown
CaliforniaNewswire, September 19, 2014 Friday

 SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ - On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley's AB 2523 to strengthen top level management decision-making in state agencies with complex and high risk technology projects.
 State under fire on IT practice
Daily Business Alerts (Australia), September 19, 2014 Friday

 The Western Australian government is under pressure to improve its policies on information technology to curb waste and delays, amid mounting criticism of its IT practices. The $2 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital is due to open next month after a six-month delay, but will rely on much simpler technol...
 Workshop on Risk Management in e-governance organised
UNI (United News of India), September 15, 2014 Monday

 Chandigarh, Sept. 15 -- The Directorate of Governance Reforms, Punjab has conducted two Days Specialized e-Governance Training Programme (STeP) on "e-Governance Risk Management (S2 eGRM) for Punjab State Officers & Officials.
States News Service, September 12, 2014 Friday

 The following information was released by the Congressional Budget Office: As ordered reported by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on September 10, 2014
 Why LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements Should Matter To You, September 15, 2014 Monday

 One of the most common questions I hear is: “Which means more to have on my LinkedIn Profile, a recommendation or an endorsement?” The answer is, both. LinkedIn is more than just a place where you find opportunities; it’s a place where opportunities find you. For that to happen you have to put your...
 Naval base apprentices help community
Mid Devon Star, September 14, 2014 Sunday

 YOUNG apprentices at Plymouth Royal Naval Base have been helping with new-look community projects as part of their training. Ministry of Defence Engineering Management Apprentices undertook community projects with charity and regeneration groups near Devonport Dockyard in woodland on the high stree...
 The seven deadly sins of project management
Industrial Engineer, September 2014

FULL TEXT Gopal K. Kapur of the Center for Project Management recently identified seven deadly sins for projects that most ex- perienced project managers will recognize:  1. Mistaking half-baked ideas as viable projects
States News Service, September 11, 2014 Thursday

 The following information was released by the World Economic Forum in Davos: The Chennai Hub of the Global Shapers Community has been awarded the grand prize of a 50,000 CHF grant in the World Economic Forum\'s ClimateSHAPE challenge with its project \"Kabadiwalla Connect\". The project is a unique...
 Philippines: DPWH chief challenges new project managers to be deserving of appointments
Thai News Service, September 12, 2014 Friday

 Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson on Thursday challenged their new project managers (PM) to prove their dedication to their new appointment. Prove that you deserve your appointment as Project Manager of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Singson told some 30 in...
 Working with nature to beat climate change
Mid Somerset Series, September 11, 2014 Thursday

 HIGH tides flooded 250 hectares of Somerset for the first time in centuries on Monday. The seawater entered low lying land through a newly excavated 200 metre gap in the Parrett Estuary coastal embankments just before 7am on Monday morning, marking the completion of the Steart Marshes scheme. The a...
 To assert authority in team, partner with boss
Abilene Reporter-News (Texas), September 7, 2014 Sunday

 Q: I am having difficulty with a newly formed team. As a project manager, I am currently responsible for overseeing two different groups. The experienced team is a pleasure to work with, but the new one has been extremely challenging.
 Analysis: Challenges around aid access in Afghanistan
IRIN Asia Service, September 9, 2014 Tuesday

 DUBAI/JALALABAD, 9 September 2014 (IRIN) - Few issues get more attention nowadays in Afghanistan's aid circles than insecurity-engendered restrictions on humanitarian access. "In almost every district where security has been handed over from ISAF [NATO-led International Security Assistance Force] t...
 Project Managers Describe Ways That Challenges Were Navigated
Targeted News Service, September 9, 2014 Tuesday 3:22 AM EST

 The University of Texas-Dallas issued the following news release: The value and complexity of robust project management was illustrated through a series of presentations at the 8th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium held at the Naveen Jindal School of Management last month. The Jindal Sc...
 RTA to organise project management forum
Emirates News Agency, September 7, 2014 Sunday 3:43 PM EST

 DUBAI, 7 September, 2014 (WAM)-- International speakers in various aspects of the project management industry, representing a host of economic and business sectors, will address the Dubai International Project Management Forum to be organised by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) from 28th-30t...
 Be a project manager
The Pioneer (India), September 3, 2014 Wednesday

 India, Sept. 3 -- Today, developing project management skills is must if one wants to move ahead in life. They not only create more value for the organisation, but also for the individual looking for better prospects, says Shisam Bhattacharyya An all-out career change may be a good choice for some,...
 QP District Marks 20 Million Hours Without a Lost-Time Incident
India Energy News, September 2, 2014 Tuesday 6:30 AM EST

 Sept. 2 -- Qatar Petroleum issued the following news release: QPM the Project Management Company for the QP District project, said that the project completed another milestone of 20 million man hours without a Lost Time Incident (LTI), a major milestone for both the contractors as well as Qatar Pet...
 Research and Markets: Project Management Study, 2014 - Hard Data on how Project Management Really Works in A/E Firms
Business Wire, September 2, 2014 Tuesday 11:19 AM GMT

 Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of the "Project Management Study, 2014" report to their offering.
 Pakistan: Rainwater dam to be built for new airport
Right Vision News, August 29, 2014 Friday

 ISLAMABAD, Aug. 29 -- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will construct a sustainable rainwater dam to meet water requirements of New Islamabad International Airport. The dam will be constructed in coordination with Small Dams Organisation, Islamabad, said Project Director CAA Islamabad Internation...
 Eight Steps to Create a Change Management Framework that will Fly
News Release Wire, August 27, 2014 Wednesday

  In 1981, British Airways (BA) was an inefficient, loss making nationalised company which, had it been in private ownership would probably have been declared bankrupt. A few short years later,  effective change management The architect of this change management was John King, who was appointed chai...
 Agile Software Development with Scrum and, August 28, 2014 Thursday 6:30 AM EST

 Warsaw, Poland, August 28, 2014 --( The purpose of the guide is to enable all companies interested in using the Scrum framework for IT project management to find out how an external partner can help them in this. Reading the document they will learn what the first steps are of a Scrum con...
 Project Management Institute: Organizations Recognizing Need to Create, Maintain Higher Standard of Requirements Management Capabilities
Professional Services Close-Up, August 24, 2014 Sunday

 According to the 2014 Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report: Requirements Management - A Core Competency for Project and Program Success, recently released by Project Management Institute (PMI), organizations waste US$51 million for every US$1 billion spent on projects and programs due to poor re...
 Ameresco Acquires Substantially All Assets of UK Energy Services Provider Energyexcel LLP to Further Expand its Comprehensive Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solutions to International Customers
Targeted News Service, August 18, 2014 Monday 2:33 AM EST

 Ameresco issued the following news release: Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that it has acquired the energy consultancy and energy project management business of Energyexcel LLP, an independent energy services provider located i...
 Huntington District Receives Two National Awards
Targeted News Service, August 18, 2014 Monday 2:34 AM EST

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District issued the following news release: The Huntington District has received two national awards from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), including one for Project Delivery Team of the Year and one for Innovation of the Year.
 Washington: Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects
US Official News, August 18, 2014 Monday

  Transportation Research Board, The Government of USA has issued the following news release: TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) S2-R10-RW-1: Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects describes a five-dimensional project management approach for complex projects.
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