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Is 2015 the year for agile adoption or failure?
Bizcommunity.com (South Africa: Other industries),
February 23, 2015 Monday
This year may be the year that the pendulum swings towards more rapid adoption, or a large agile failure...According to Lyndon King, Software Delivery Manager of BSG: "South Africa is at the forefront of agile adoption when compared with international markets; however existing pressure on business ...
Experts - Health Sector Needs Trained Project Managers
Tanzania Daily News,
February 21, 2015
HEALTH experts have called on the government and development partners to ensure better qualifications of people appointed to manage the projects in health and other development schemes in the country.
University-Level Project Management Curriculum and Resources Now Available from PMI
Targeted News Service,
February 18, 2015 Wednesday 9:00 PM EST
The Project Management Institute issued the following news release: University faculty and scholars seeking to advance their course offerings in project management can now access new resources from the Project Management Institute (PMI,) the world's largest not-for-profit professional association. ...
Workfront Survey Finds That Project Managers' Workloads Have Increased Significantly; Research shows more than a third of project managers have over ten hours of extra work per week
February 18, 2015 Wednesday 9:00 AM EST
Workfront, formerly known as AtTask, the leading provider of cloud-basedEnterprise Work Managementsolutions, has announced results from a study that looks at a day in the life of a project manager. Results showed that 55% of project managers stated that in 2014 their workload increased significant...
Sindh irrigated agriculture project being launched with World Bank assistance
February 18, 2015 Wednesday
Sindh Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project (SIAPEP) at an estimated cost of Rs 31.32 billion would be launched with the assistance of World Bank (WB) to improve agricultural productivity among small and medium size farmers.
Software developers a rare commodity
February 17, 2015 Tuesday
Providing a challenging and engaging environment is critical for attracting and retaining developers, says Growing Agile's Samantha Laing.Great developers are rare. To find them is difficult, and keeping them is even more difficult. Providing a challenging and engaging environment is critical for a...
Washington: Medical Division employees receive kudos from customer
US Official News,
February 16, 2015 Monday
The United States Army, The Government of USA has issued the following news release: Two employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Medical Division received certificates of achievement from the director of Walter Reed National Military Medical Ce...
-Charities reap rewards following Petrofac and TOTAL safety pledge
February 16, 2015 Monday
Petrofac and TOTAL have handed over GBP10,000 to charitable causes following a successful safety campaign.Last year saw the Shetland Gas Plant's project management team pledge to reduce incidents by 30%, as well as achieve zero lifting-related incidents and zero high-potential incidents between Sep...
GI specialists undergo project management training
SKRIN Market & Corporate News,
February 16, 2015 Monday 1:36 PM GMT
2 February 2015, In late January, a group of managers and specialists of Gazprom and Gazprom International, the sole specialised company of the group engaged in international hydrocarbon field exploration and development projects, underwent an oil and gas industry project management training worksh...
The geeky bit: Making 7,500 contributions make sense
February 15, 2015 Sunday
Phase one of our online Change Challenge campaign resulted in a list of 10 barriers and 11 building blocks for bottom-up change. Each and every one of them was defined directly from the 7,500+ contributions of the people who took part. Here's how we did it.
Assemblyman's second public job draws ethics concerns
The Philadelphia Inquirer,
February 12, 2015 Thursday
Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli, a seasoned official with 13 years of legislative service under his belt, will triple his taxpayer-funded income this year with a second public job. Burzichelli, who is paid $49,000 as an assemblyman, a part-time job, will earn $100,000 as director of project manage...
DOE: Moniz pitches reforms in managing department projects
January 15, 2015 Thursday
Kevin Bogardus, E&E reporter Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said today that his department is now getting a handle on some of the government's most massive projects. In a speech at the University Club in Washington, D.C., Moniz laid out several reforms he said DOE has instituted to improve managemen...
The perils of Christmas checkpoint madness
FULL TEXT The checkpoints were all scheduled in December with care, In hopes that decisions would soon be made there. If it is December, when this column was written, there must be a checkpoint coming up. For me there were three critical ones.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing; "GAO's High Risk Report: 25 Years of Problematic Practice."; Testimony by Robert Lightfoot, Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Congressional Documents and Publications,
February 11, 2015
Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear today to discuss NASA's efforts to improve acquisition management in response to the Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) 2015 High Risk List. By the very nature of our mission and the work we do, NASA's activi...
Information Sessions with a Free Class Offered for Project Management Certification at Ramapo College
Targeted News Service,
February 10, 2015 Tuesday 10:03 AM EST
Ramapo College issued the following news release: Ramapo College is offering information sessions for its 96-hour Project Management Certification program. The program provides the training necessary to take the CAPM(R) and PMP(R) standardized exams. Individuals can attend sessions at either the ma...
HSJ launches second phase of change challenge campaign
Health Service Journal (HSJ),
February 10, 2015 Tuesday
Identifying the best ways to help the NHS drive real change Poor project management, undervaluing staff and adopting a low-risk approach to change management are some of the key blocks to achieving transformational change in the NHS.
Apple May Be Working On Its Own Search Engine
February 5, 2015 Thursday 02:42 PM GMT
The Cupertino firm has just posted a job advert looking for a project manager to work on "a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users".
Project Managers - The Key to Success
February 4, 2015 Wednesday 10:57 AM Eastern Time
WINNIPEG, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Organizations today are struggling with what they are currently doing and what they are able to realistically accomplish which can result in nearly 50% of all strategic initiatives being unsuccessful. Project Managers play a key role in ensuring an organizations agili...
Decontamination & decommissioning - Fuel facilities - A towering achievement.
Nuclear Engineering International,
February 1, 2015
The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) in Preston, UK, has capabilities to support nuclear research and development including decommissioning residue cleanup. It specialises in handling uranic residues, with production and development rigs from laboratory to commercial pilot plant scale. Nearly all ...
SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE'S NATIONAL REFORM COUNCIL (NRC). HEAD OF PMO. NOTIFICATION OF EBRD CONSULTANCY ASSIGNMENT
States News Service,
January 28, 2015 Wednesday
The following information was released by the President of Ukraine: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Reforms Executive Committee starts selection procedure for the head of the Project Management Office for coordination development and implementation of reforms in Ukraine.
Washington: Army Corps of Engineers improves VA, Army medical facilities
US Official News,
January 27, 2015 Tuesday
The United States Army, The Government of USA has issued the following news release: When it comes to waterway and storm mitigation projects, the United States turns to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, for assistance. Perhaps less visible has been the Corps' involvement in a number of o...
Five- Day Training For 38 Women Exposed To Abuse Hadeel Al-Kebsi
January 28, 2015
Hadeel Al-KebsiAttanweer Foundation for social development carried out, Sunday, a training course in the business development and project management field within the economic empowerment of victims of violence and marginalized women project, taking advantage of micro-finance services and with the s...
Cloud Collaboration Market Worth $21.4 Billion by 2019
January 20, 2015 Tuesday 9:30 AM EST
According to a new market research report, "Cloud Collaboration Market by Solution (Enterprise Content Management/ Document Management System, Unified Communication, Project Management, Enterprise Social Collaboration) - Worldwide Forecast and Analysis (2014-2019)", published by MarketsandMarkets, ...
Works Minister inaugurates 15th International PMI Conference
Bahrain News Agency (BNA),
January 19, 2015 Monday
Manama, Jan 19 (BNA) – HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has deputized Minister of Works, Municipalities & Urban Planning, Eng. Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, to inaugurate the 15th International PMI Conference- the Gulf Chapter.
PMI Volunteers Help Companies in Need at Inaugural Project Management Day of Service; Groundbreaking event provides pro bono project management expertise for deserving non-profit organizations
January 19, 2015 Monday 3:56 PM GMT
In a first-of-its-kind event, representatives from local chapters of Project Management Institute are participating today in Scope-A-Thon, a Project Management Day of Service that provides pro bono project management services to hundreds of non-profit and charity organizations. Working through a sp...
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