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Project, Program and Portfolio Management

 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.
 Tackling the skills gap in the tech sector
European Union News, January 21, 2017 Saturday

  London: North East England Chamber of Comamerce has issued the following news release: An innovative project to help address the emerging skills gap in the North East digital and tech sector is set to be expanded following its early success.
 Quiz: Change Happens and Program Management Can Help!
Premium Official News, January 16, 2017 Monday

  Sydney: Public Housing has issued the following news release: This article-based Publication Quiz will reveal how Siemens used a prescriptive methodology along with PMI's Standard for Program Management to implement successful program change management initiatives that drive value and results. The...
 Washington: DOD honors Army efforts in acquisition
US Official News, January 16, 2017 Monday

  Washington: US Army has issued the following news release: Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and his acquisition chief, Frank Kendall, honored an Army organization and joint Army effort Friday for excellence in acquisition, innovation and cost savings.
 Climate smart technology introduced to get more agri production
Right Vision News, January 14, 2017 Saturday

 New York, Jan. 14 -- Punjab government has introduced "climate smart technology" for getting quality agri production.
 Philippine Government Contract Notice: BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES Issues Contract Notice for "Consulting Services (Disaster Risk Reduction Management/Climate Change Adaptation) "
Premium Official News, January 12, 2017 Thursday

  Manila: BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES has issued requirement for "Consulting Services (Disaster Risk Reduction Management/Climate Change Adaptation) " Solicitation No: 17-01-0007 Posted on: 12-Jan-2017 Deadline for All responses: 19-Jan-2017 1:00 PM Approved Budget for the Cont...
 Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
Information Week India, January 13, 2017 Friday

 India, Jan. 13 -- As organizations continue to pursue digitization as a core driver of growth, they are also seeing a rise in demand for information security. To enable organizations to grow through digital transformations, IT leaders need to fundamentally change information security's portfolio of...
 Billions to be spent on hospitals
The Frontier Post, January 8, 2017 Sunday

  A sum of Rs. five billion would be spent for the provision of modern medical equipments and improvement of infrastructures in twenty-five DHQ Hospitals and fifteen THQ Hospitals in the province, Muhammad Usman Project Director Revamping of DHQ and THQ Hospitals Punjab said here. During his visit t...
 Iranians make sensor for simulating wrist to conduct telesurgery
Iran Daily, January 9, 2017 Monday

 Science Desk Researchers from Amirkabir Industrial University have managed to simulate a wrist enabling it to conduct a surgical procedure from a remote location.
 Walk Before You Run
PM Network, January 1, 2017 Sunday

FULL TEXT Mastering agile techniques takes time, so avoid perfectionism. A project manager recently told me she was frustrated with her team. "Every month they do a week of requirements, followed by two weeks of work, followed by a week of verification. They're delivering every month, but it's a min...
 A Seat in the C-Suite
PM Network, January 1, 2017 Sunday

FULL TEXT INSIDE TRACK Louise Knabe, chief project officer, Ariadne Labs, Boston, Massachusetts, USA It seems logical for a scientific organization to put scientists in charge of projects. That was the norm at Ariadne Labs, part of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Pub...
 Above and Beyond: The Secrets of Outstanding Project Leadership
PM Network, January 1, 2017 Sunday

FULL TEXT Tresia D. Eaves and Mona A. Espinosa Above and Beyond: The Secrets of Outstanding Project Leadership International Institute for Learning Inc., 2014, ISBN: 9780990631637, paperback, 128 pages, $19.00 Member, $19.99 List Price
 Requirements Management: A Practice Guide
PM Network, January 1, 2017 Sunday

FULL TEXT Project Management Institute Requirements Management: A Practice Guide Project Management Institute, 2016, ISBN: 9781628250893, paperback, 82 pages, $27.95 Member, $34.95 List Price
 Innovation in Orbit
PM Network, January 1, 2017 Sunday

FULL TEXT Earth's orbit is getting more crowded. The modern world's hunger for broadband, satellite radio and GPS systems means organizations are embarking on an increasing number of satellite projects. More than 1,300 satellites are now in orbit, a figure that could double in the next four years, a...
 Project Management Simplified: A Step-by-Step Process
PM Network, January 1, 2017 Sunday

FULL TEXT Barbara Karten Project Management Simplified: A Step-by-Step Process CRC Press, 2016, ISBN: 9781498729345, paperback, 259 pages, $85.45 Member, $89.95 List Price This book translates various existing processes and techniques so that non-project managers can easily understand and use these ...
 Planning is over-it's time to actually move to the cloud
InfoWorld Daily News, January 3, 2017 Tuesday 03:00 AM EST

 It's a new year. We'll soon have a new president in the White House, tax returns due in four months, and a bunch of resolutions that we'll have failed to keep by February. But there is one more thing to do. 
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