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Project, Program and Portfolio Management

 Process, change management for organisations to survive
International Journal of Academic Research in Public Policy and Governance, November 25, 2016 Friday

  DUE to the rise in internationalisation and competition, change management is inevitable for organisations. Every organisation will go through this process at some stage in their endeavours to adopt and embrace new systems. Change management is the process that organisations go through when they p...
 Are you an accidental IT project manager? Here's how to succeed
Network World, November 18, 2016 Friday 12:17 PM EST

 This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach. There are two types of project managers: those who have completed courses to become certified project managers and the rest of us. ...
 Companies need to digitise time-tracking
ITWeb Online, November 17, 2016 Thursday 2:37 PM GMT+1

 Employees would prefer to track business processes through a mobile app, where they spend most of their time. A survey undertaken by global research firm Changepoint shows manual methods of time-keeping are still being used by companies, even though employees would prefer an app. The company qu...
 Four tips to keep projects on track
ITWeb Online, November 18, 2016 Friday 1:17 PM GMT+1

 Because large projects tend to take on a life of their own, and small projects tend to get lumped together to become large projects that, again, take on a life of their own, it's vitally important for project managers to ensure that every project is closely managed if they're to deliver to plan. So...
 Agree to communicate
Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal, November 1, 2016 Tuesday

FULL TEXT PROJECT MANAGEMENT I recently was asked to assess a project that was three months behind schedule because of communication breakdown from executive sponsor to the subject matter experts at the desktop. Project manager must make sure that team members, customers and all stakeholders have th...
 Washington: National society honors NNSA's construction project management chief
US Official News, November 14, 2016 Monday

  Washington: U.S National Nuclear Security Administration has issued the following news release: Robert B. Raines, NNSA’s Associate Administrator for Acquisition and Project Management (APM), was recently elected into the National Academy of Construction (NAC) for his contributions to the enginee...
 ARTBA December Academies in Chicago and Charlotte Aim to Boost Transportation Project Management Skills
US Official News, November 12, 2016 Saturday

  Washington: American Road & Transportation Builders Association has issued the following news release: Thriving in today’s competitive transportation construction market means having the best team on the job and arming them with the skills they need to increase efficiency, minimize project del...
 Stakeholders in Commercial Planning are Never Neglected
Marine Corps Gazette, November 1, 2016 Tuesday

FULL TEXT In military planning it is a different matter In planning, context is everything. It is context that delivers the mission, constraints, restraints, context influences resources, and all else. The military planning process is institutionalized in the military decisionmaking process (MDMP), ...
 ALPHABET LAB OUSTS KEY DRONE DEVELOPERS
Wall Street Journal Abstracts, November 9, 2016 Wednesday

 DEWA Emaar ink MoU with RTA as key partners over next three editions of DIPMF
Plus Company Updates(PCU), November 9, 2016 Wednesday

  Dubai: Emaar Properties PJSC has issued the following news release: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed two MoUs with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and Emaar Properties for continuing their roles in co-organizing the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPM...
 Laying Down the Law
Florida Trend, November 1, 2016 Tuesday

FULL TEXT Some firms are scrapping traditional approaches to case management. Every morning, at 10 sharp, the staff of Salazar Jackson huddles around a white board for a 15-minute meeting known as the "daily scrum." No one sits. Latecomers are fined $1. The agenda is focused. All nine people at the ...
 Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration sets up competence center for project work in public administration system
SKRIN Market & Corporate News, November 8, 2016 Tuesday 1:12 PM GMT

 24 October 2016 Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) research and education project management center will become the focus of project management competence, and one of the auxiliary project work authorities in the Russian Government, pursuant to a rel...
 Adding value key to economic prosperity
Premium Official News, November 3, 2016 Thursday

  Queensland: Central Queensland University of Australia has issued the following news release: “Increasing economic value provided by Mackay-region projects to the State and our community” – that’s the goal of Richard Egelstaff’s new Project Management Special Interest Group (PMSIG).
 Trailblazing lecturer shortlisted for prestigious award
European Union News, November 3, 2016 Thursday

  Ormskirk: Edge Hill University of United Kingdom has issued the following news release: An Edge Hill University lecturer who abolished traditional lectures and seminars and encouraged students to work on mobile phones has been nominated for a prestigious award.
 Parsons receives Project Management Firm of the Year Award
MarketLine NewsWire (Formerly Datamonitor), October 29, 2016 Saturday 12:00 AM GMT

HIGHLIGHT: Parsons, an engineering and construction company, has received the Project Management Firm of the Year Award at the Construction Innovation Awards, sponsored by BNC Publishing.
 Four services you need to grow your small business faster
Bizcommunity.com (South Africa: Other industries), October 31, 2016 Monday

 There are different factors that go into growing businesses. Savvy entrepreneurs however know that a vital part of growing any business is hiring the right services...There are different factors that go into growing businesses. Savvy entrepreneurs however know that a vital part of growing any busin...
 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.
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