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Project, Program and Portfolio Management

 Girls take on engineering challenge
Sutton Coldfield Observer, August 18, 2017 Friday

 A challenging event aimed at inspiring the next generation of women engineers was held by leading public and regulated services provider, Amey. Twenty-four girls from four local schools took on the Amey Challenge Cup to project manage, design and build a new road bridge - using a real life exampl...
 India: Make in India Initiative
Thai News Service, August 14, 2017 Monday

 Defence sector being a User driven sector, Defence Forces are actively involved in various policies & procedures related to procurement, indigenous design, development & manufacture of defence equipment, co-development & co-production with foreign OEMs, thus contributing towards 'Make in India' . S...
 Dubai project management forum draws 50 top speakers
TradeArabia (Bahrain), August 8, 2017 Tuesday

 More than 50 speakers comprising ministers and senior executives of top global firms will speak at the fourth Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF). The project management (PM) event will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,...
 Huge global shortage of project managers growing
ITWeb, August 8, 2017 Tuesday

 The global shortage of skilled project managers is growing far faster than was anticipated just four years ago, potentially wiping billions off national GDP numbers around the world over the next 10 years. That's according to the third Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027 (https:/...
 Small but positive results for female project professionals
Impact News Service, July 27, 2017 Thursday

 London: Association for Project Management has issued the following news release: APM’s recent Salary and Market Trends Survey, supported by Wellingtone Project Management, paints a positive picture with a growing number of females entering the profession, but there is still more work to do when it...
 'Developing countries can learn a lot from Qatar'
Gulf Times, July 29, 2017 Saturday

 Syed Yawar Ali getting an Appreciation Certificate from his company management.  By Usha Wagle Gautam Syed Ali Yawar, an Indian national and a mechanical engineer by training, has been in Qatar since 2002. He has 22 years of experience of working in the mechanical-electrical-plumbing field and has ...
 Delay in rehab of bridges worsens traffic in Quirino
4Ps Business & Marketing, July 25, 2017

  New Delhi, Jul. 25 -- Residents are blaming the delayed completion of projects to replace or repair four bridges on the Quirino-Aurora Highway for monstrous traffic jams that had become normal here and expressed anger at what some said was lack of action by the government.
 Prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP(R)) Exam
Targeted News Service, July 27, 2017 Thursday 8:01 AM EST

 Harford Community College issued the following news release: Project Management Professional (PMP(R)) Certification is one of the most marketable credentials for government organizations, DoD contractors, and job candidates. Business and government organizations value Project Management Professiona...
 Celebrating two decades of excellence in project management training (South Africa: Other industries), July 25, 2017 Tuesday

 The University of Pretoria has been teaching project management at postgraduate level since the 1970s and by the end of August 1997, a practical 20-day project management programme was launched...While the responsibility for the academic content of the programme is developed by the Graduate School ...
 For most construction-related questions, technology has the answer, July 15, 2017 Saturday

 <title></title><body>The UAE has cemented itself as a world leader in designing modern construction marvels. The number of headline-grabbing projects has continued to rise in 2017 and, most importantly, developments are being completed to the highest global standards.What many people do not realise...
 Project Management Institute, Bloomberg Government to Present Outlook for Federal Agency Program Management and Acquisition
Entertainment Close-Up, July 14, 2017 Friday

 Project Management Institute (PMI) and Bloomberg Government will host Outlook for Federal Agency Program Management and Acquisition, a morning briefing on how program management and acquisition reform and the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) remain key drivers of federa...
 Garbage is gold, if it is collected on time: Expert
Indian News Network, July 13, 2017 Thursday

 Hyderabad, July 13 -- Renowned waste management expert C Srinivasan, Project Director, Indian Green Service (IGS), Vellore who was the chief speaker at the 'Garbage to Gold' workshop held at NTPC-Ramagundam said that before we worried about how to dispose of waste, there was a chance to stop waste ...
 Project management vital to avoid conflict and stay on track; Having a skilled planner can be the difference between a project that flies and one that crashes and burns
The Irish Times, July 14, 2017 Friday

 Projects going pear-shaped make good reality television. Their combination of sulks, obduracy, hissy fits and naked ambition are often compulsive viewing, but if even one element of this high-octane cocktail is left unmanaged in a real world setting, it could derail a project faster than one can sa...
Army AL and T, July 1, 2017 Saturday

FULL TEXT JPEO-CBD seeks to reduce acquisition lead time through tailored professional training workshops with DAU. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized. " - Sun Tzu As the Trump administration completes its transition, Better Buying Power may be replaced with something different, but the tene...
 Doha Metro project on track as 62% work is completed
Gulf Times, July 9, 2017 Sunday

 A view of the upcoming Economic Zone station.  Over 280mn man-hours have been put in so far Work progress signals readiness for arrival of first consignment of trains before year-end First trial run before December More than 60% of the Doha Metro Phase 1 work has been completed and the project is o...
 Choose the Right Online Program in Project Management, July 6, 2017 Thursday

  When Andrew Hernandez decided to further his education in project management, he felt an online master's degree over a certificate or another credential was the way to go.  "I wanted to know the ins and outs of the project management profession. I'm not saying that a certificate is bad -- in fact,...
 Solve the insource-outsource project management dilemma
ITWeb, July 6, 2017 Thursday

 Is it better to insource or outsource projects? An article in Forbes magazine recently described project management as "a compass" that helps the business to "use its agility to move toward its real overall goals". With the strategic role the project management discipline plays, the question often ...
 Fashola/Senate rancour: Experts say tension may lead to project failure
Nigerian Tribune, July 5, 2017 Wednesday

  THE ongoing disagreement between the National Assembly, particularly, the Senate and the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, has been received with mixed feelings by some professionals in the construction industry and legal practitioners, who viewed the development as unfavourable. To these comm...
 Global award for postgrad founder of 'Life is a Project' school
European Union News, July 5, 2017 Wednesday

 Manchester: The University of Salford, United Kingdom has issued the following news release: A MANAGEMENT student who founded a school for immigrants in London called ‘Life is A Project’ has been recognised by the world’s leading professional association.
 July 04, 2017: BrightWork, Inc.: How to Engage Project Sponsors to Keep Projects on Track
News Bites - Private Companies, July 5, 2017 Wednesday

 One of the most difficult parts of the job for a new project manager is managing the relationships and expectations with senior executives and project sponsors. For a variety of reasons, project updates are often inaccurate and not provided to them in a timely manner. As a result, sponsors and seni...
States News Service, June 30, 2017 Friday

 The following information was released by the National Electrical Contractors Association: The electrical construction industry is facing a shortage not only of skilled labor, but also of construction managers. A study sponsored by ELECTRI International is being conducted by Texas AandM University ...
 National Service Personnel Trained On Project Management, Leadership Skills
Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra), June 27, 2017

 A day's Project Management and Leadership skills training for National Service personnel in the Kumasi Metropolis has ended, with a call on the government to create the needed funds to build the capacity of the scheme, in order to sustain itself.
 Product-centric APM: What's in it for me?
Indian Technology news, June 26, 2017 Monday

  New Delhi, Jun. 26 -- When selling any change, the first question you have to answer for the person you are trying to convince is "What's in it for me?" Moving from projects to products alarms the CFO and stakeholders, because they lose the iron triangle "contract" of agreed time, scope, and budg...
 CH2M-designed water reuse project wins Florida Water Environment Association Project of the Year Award
PR Newswire, June 22, 2017 Thursday 8:01 AM EST

 The Florida Water Environment Association recently chose the Central Pasco County Beneficial Water Reuse Project, the 4G Wetlands, as its 2016 David W. York Water Reuse Project of the Year Award-winner.  The David W. York Water Reuse Awards recognize service in education, innovative facility design...
 Johnson Street Bridge offers number of lessons learned
Victoria News, June 19, 2017 Monday

 If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's one of the lessons Victoria city council will be taking away from the controversial Johnson Street Bridge project.
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