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Project, Program and Portfolio Management

 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

 '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...
 Washington: Selected Defense Programs Need to Implement Key Acquisition Practices
US Official News, March 30, 2014 Sunday

  The US Government Accountability Office has issued the following news release:  Of the 15 selected Department of Defense (DOD) major automated information system (MAIS) programs, 13 had cost information available (2 did not, due to revisions to requirements and changes in scope). Of these 13 progr...
 WB to hold online chat on disaster preparedness
Garhwal Post (India), March 24, 2014 Monday

 Dehradun, March 24 -- The World Bank has invited people to an Online Facebook Chat Discussion - How India can be better prepared to mitigate future disasters? - withSaurabh Dani, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank; and SP Vasudeva, Project Director, National Cyclone Risk Mitigat...
 PMI Expands Focus on Requirements Management.ID Company business management
PRWeb Newswire, March 25, 2014

   NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA 24 March 2014 (PRWEB) March 26, 2014           According to PMI's 2014 Pulse of the Profession(R) study, poor requirements management is a major cause of project failure, second only to changing organization priorities. In order to help project professionals and organizations o...
 Washington: Strategies for Managing Complex Projects
US Official News, March 25, 2014 Tuesday

  Transportation Research Board, The Government of USA has issued the following news release: TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP s) has released a project brief that provides an overview of innovative and effective project management strategies and tools transportation agencies ca...
 GLOBAL CAMPUS TO OFFER PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM TO UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR A FIVE-SESSION, 20-HOUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
States News Service, March 25, 2014 Tuesday

 The following information was released by the University of Arkansas: Registration is open for a five-session, 20-hour certificate program beginning in April to help University of Arkansas employees gain practical tools and learn new technologies to help them manage small to mid-sized projects.
 Project managers needs to deliver services at high speed : HMR MD
UNI (United News of India), March 13, 2014 Thursday

 Hyderabad, March 13 -- Hyderabad Metro Railway (HMR) Managing Director, N V S Reddy today indicated that technology is not for technology's sake and that it should serve the needs of people through any project undertaken by either private sector enterprises or government organisations.
 PMI Expands Focus on Requirements Management; New resources include online knowledge hub, standards, and business analysis credential
Business Wire, March 24, 2014 Monday 10:00 PM GMT

 According to PMI's 2014Pulse of the Profession® study, poor requirements management is a major cause of project failure, second only to changing organization priorities. In order to help project professionals and organizations overcome this challenge, Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's...
 Robert Gordon University: The Business of Risk
India Retail News, March 20, 2014 Thursday 6:30 AM EST

 New Delhi, March 20 -- An experienced leader in oil and gas project delivery will share his wealth of knowledge with Robert Gordon University staff and students at an event next week.
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