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Project, Program and Portfolio Management

 Tunnel boring for Laos-China railway expected in coming weeks
Asia News Network (ANN), March 22, 2017 Wednesday

 The tunnel entrances have been earmarked and concreted in preparation for boring, the project coordinator for Luang Namtha province, Mr Chanthachone Keolakhone, said yesterday. "The boring machines are being installed and it's expected that boring will get underway soon," he told Vientiane Times.
 UXC Connect segregates Melbourne Water`s IT and industrial networks to protect against cyber threats
ICT Monitor Worldwide, March 21, 2017 Tuesday

 UXC Connect has undertaken a multimillion-dollar security upgrade at Melbourne Water to protect the utility`s IT and operational technology (OT) networks from the risk of cyber-attack.
 Getting competitive
The Lanthorn: Grand Valley State University, March 19, 2017 Sunday

 GVL / Luke Holmes - The Career Fair was held in the DeVos Place on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2016. by Luke Holmes / Grand Valley Lanthorn The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, Michigan, will be the site of the sixth annual "THE Project" collegiate student competition and the corresponding Reverse Career Fai...
 Faces of the Force: Ms. Mireille Pincay-Rodrigues
Defense Department Documents and Publications, March 14, 2017

 COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Office of the Project Manager for Close Combat Systems, Program Executive Office for Ammunition POSITION AND OFFICIAL TITLE: Project management officer, project officer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 25 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in program management and engineering EDUC...
 Why Coresystems Wants to Be the Uber of Field Services; Workers who sign up for Coresystems can pick and choose where and when and what projects interest them., March 13, 2017 Monday

 Coresystems wants to do for on-demand field service employment what Uber has done for the ride-hailing business: allow qualified workers to participate in projects where and when they choose to do so. As a result, the 10-year-old web-services provider has introduced something called the Project Man...
 Washington: Improved Processes Needed to Monitor Contract Modifications, Develop Schedules, and Estimate Costs
US Official News, March 8, 2017 Wednesday

  Washington: Office of U.S Government Accountability has issued the following news release: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has taken steps to address challenges in managing projects to build medical facilities. In response to statutory requirements and additional congressional direction...
 Developing Government Policy Capability: Policy Work, Project Management and Knowledge Practices
PM Network, March 1, 2017 Wednesday

FULL TEXT Jill Owen, James Connor, Henry Linger, Vanessa McDermott, Chivonne Algeo Developing Government Policy Capability: Policy Work, Project Management and Knowledge Practices
 Opening Registrations for Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management
UAE Government News, March 7, 2017 Tuesday 6:30 AM EST

 March 7 -- HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hamdan Bin Mohammad Award for Innovation in Project Management, has announced the opening of registration for the inaugura...
 Coresystems Enhances "Crowd Service" Software Platform to Deliver Real-Time Customer Service
Marketwire (Canada), March 7, 2017 Tuesday

 SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/07/17 -- Coresystems, a leading provider of cloud-based field service and workforce management software for field service organizations of all types and sizes, today introduced the Project Management Module, a significant new enhancement to its field service...
 Student celebration highlights global partnerships in education
Premium Official News, February 24, 2017 Friday

  Hobart: University of Tasmania, Australia has issued the following news release: A group of Papua New Guinea nationals have been recognised as the first graduates of a cross-partnership fisheries research project led by the University of Tasmania, at a celebration event in Port Moresby.
US Fed News, February 22, 2017 Wednesday 11:39 AM EST

 NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., Feb. 22 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State New Kensington adult learner Nicholas Iducovich, a senior marketing and management major, received the $500 award at the campus' third annual "Business Degree Program Essay Competition." Camp...
 Non-Standard Ammunition
Army, March 1, 2017 Wednesday

FULL TEXT You might be surprised to learn that last year, the U.S. Army delivered close to 70 million rounds of ammunition-for the AK-47 rifle and PKM machine gun. The fact is, many coalition partners around the world are equipped with an array of systems not found in standard U.S. inventories. And ...
 City trams extension scheme has project manager
The Herald (Glasgow), February 22, 2017 Wednesday

 THE firm behind the Jeddah Metro in Saudi Arabia and the Time Warner Building in Manhattan has been chosen as a project manager for the £145 million Edinburgh Trams extension.
 Bechtel Awarded National Project Management Contract in Saudi Arabia
Gulf Oil & Gas, February 20, 2017 Monday

 Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, has been awarded a contract to support setting up and operating the National Project Management Organization (NPMO) in Saudi Arabia. NPMO (known as "Mashroat") will support Saudi government agencies to effectively deliver compl...
 Dallas firm to oversee sales tax projects; Company's reach worries some as county, schools plan to hand over reins.
Palm Beach Post (Florida), February 13, 2017 Monday

 Palm Beach County commissioners have selected Jacobs Project Management, a Dallas-based construction and consulting firm with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, to track the more than $800 million in sales tax projects that will be undertaken during the next decade. The School District of Palm Beach Co...
 Here's how much moolah techies in the US and around the globe are raking in, February 10, 2017 Friday 6:30 AM EST

 In the second edition of its Global State of Tech Salaries report, has presented salary information related to 16 of the world's biggest tech markets, accounting for company size, years of candidate experience, location, and actual job offers made to real people. Globally, the trend of US...
 Kalinga farmers told to plant coffee instead of marijuana
Business Mirror (Philippines), February 5, 2017 Sunday

  Instead of planting marijuana, Kalinga farmers are being encouraged to venture into the equally profitable and more socially acceptable coffee, according to the regional project director of the Department of Agriculture's (DA) Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in the Cordillera Administr...
 Apprentices boost
Leicester Mercury, February 2, 2017 Thursday

 Two companies have teamed up to launch a project management apprenticeship programme. Interserve Learning & Employment and Parallel Project Training are combining their knowledge and expertise to offer a two-year Level 4 apprenticeship programme for employees, young people and employers from ac...
States News Service, February 1, 2017 Wednesday

 The following information was released by Los Alamos National Laboratory: A collaborative project led by six Department of Energy national laboratories with the project management office established at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
 HOW I MADE IT: Nomhle Tys. Engineering a gender first
The Herald (South Africa), January 30, 2017 Monday

 MONEY. HOW I MADE IT: Nomhle Tys. Engineering a gender first Former Bay teacher makes it big at project management giant CHARISMATIC, assertive and determined, Nelson Mandela Bay's Nomhle "Chinese" Tys has engineered a gender first in the South Africa subsidiary of a ma...
 Simple project status reporting
BusinessBrief, February 2017

 While some might not see a status report as essential to a project - even on the smallest project, this single document is a regular check. It answers four simple questions that stakeholders really want to know: · Does each team member know what is expected of them? · Will we achieve our goals and ...
 The Secret Sauce of a Successful Conversion
Credit Union Management, February 1, 2017 Wednesday

FULL TEXT The conversion of $3.7 billion Space Coast Credit Union (, Melbourne, Fla., to Fiserv's DNA core platform (, Brookfield, Wis. and more than 10 surrounding products was one of the most complex, memorable and successful projects I've ever led. The "secret sauce" t...
 What is the future of electric cars?; BMW i3 project manager Heinrich Schwackhöfer talks to Ashley Coates, January 27, 2017 Friday 3:15 PM GMT

 Back in 2011, BMW set about creating its first electric and hybridvehicles for the consumer market. The result of a three-year £1.6 billion development programme was two ultra light-weight, futuristic,vehicles that surprised users with their speed, luxury furnishings, and the spaceship-like quality...
 Salaries increase by 5.2%: Aon Hewitt Malaysia 2016 Total Compensation Measurement(TM) (TCM) Survey
Marketwire (Canada), January 24, 2017 Tuesday

 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/24/17 -- Aon plc (NYSE: AON) Salary increases declined by 0.4 percent to 5.2 percent in 2016, according to the 2016 Total Compensation Measurement™ (TCM) Survey study by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement, and health solutions business of Aon plc...
 ST. KITTS-ENVIRONMENT-Caribbean countries to benefit from USAID funded climate change project
CANA News, January 21, 2017 Saturday

  A delegation from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Friday ended a two-day visit to St. Kitts-Nevis after discussing the Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP) project.
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