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Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

by Michael O'Brochta, PMI-ACP, PMP
July 25, 2017 | 58:55 | Views: 3,495 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.48 / 7

Bad projects abound, and research by Project Management Institute and others has provided useful insight into the underlying causes of bad projects. This webinar looks beyond why projects go bad and explores why bad projects are so hard to kill.

Ethics and Governance in Project Management: Small Sins Allowed and the Line of Impunity

by Eduardo Lopez
August 30, 2016 | 52:13 | Views: 4,089 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.37 / 7

This webinar presents the most advanced views in ethics and governance. It emphasizes the existence of separated sets of ethical values adjusted to different circumstances, which along with personal interests, allegiances, and opportunity, comprise the ethical cube. Then, the ethical and governance mechanisms are explained by the introduction of two novel concepts, the “Small Sins Allowed” and the “Line of Impunity”.

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Concerns for All Companies

by Júnior Rodrigues, MSc, PMP

The evolution of the digital age, automation and new energy technologies are elementary to future-oriented corporate management in the mechanical engineering sector—and will continue to gain increasing importance.

Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

by Michael O'Brochta, PMI-ACP, PMP

Bad projects waste money and resources, divert attention from good projects, and sow doubt about organizational competence. Using project stories, this paper takes a look beyond why projects go bad to explore behaviors that contribute to keeping bad projects alive. Actions are provided that project managers can take to avoid being victimized by bad projects.

Fostering Ethics in Organizational Culture

by Alankar Karpe

Organizations rarely address how their employees should assess the ethics of their actions and incorporate ethical choices into their decisions. This can only be resolved by creating and maintaining a corporate culture with a focus on ethics...and there are many ways that organizations can do this.

M.A.S.S.I.V.E. Projects for Sustainable Development

by Massimo Longo

Nowadays, executives are called to manage strategic programs and projects that also consider sustainability. To help with this, modern management should make sure that every single project is a M.A.S.S.I.V.E. one.

Rules of Considerate Conduct and the Aspirational Standards of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

by Katherine Holderbaum

The aspirational standards of the “PMI Code of Ethics” provide practitioners with the “what” of professional and socially responsible conduct. Applying Forni’s Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct can enhance the “PMI Code of Ethics” with specific actions and behavior and support more effective management of project management processes, especially communications. The discussions that may result can further benefit project managers and their teams.

The New Logical Framework: A Tool for an Effective Development Project Design

by Peter Pfeiffer, PMP

The Logical Framework (LF), also known as the Logframe, is generally referred to as a planning tool. The author demonstrates how a new tool, called the New Logframe (NLF), goes a step further in order to increase the effectiveness of project design. The result is a tool that is more practical, summarizes critical project information and is fundamental for strategic planning projects.

Ethics in Project Management

by Giovanni Giazzon

When discussing cultural and social behaviors, laws and the intersection with a professional career in a regulated market, being ethical means conforming to accepted standards of conduct. A recent trip and enlightening class brought the issue front and center to an experienced PM.

Mining Projects, the Three Cs & Design Thinking (Part 2)

by Karen Chovan

In the last article, we introduced some complexities of mining projects, and thoughts on how those impact the first of “The Three Cs of Success”—coordination. This article will continue to explore complications related to mining, communication and collaboration, and then end with a few suggestions on strategies that might help.

Mining Projects, the Three Cs & Design Thinking (Part 1)

by Karen Chovan

With respect to the mining world, there are additional distinct challenges that impact the success of applying the three Cs (coordination, communication and collaboration), compounding the potential risk of project failure.

Your Ethics or Mine?

by Andy Jordan

Not all clients are created ethically equal. When different organizations with different ethical approaches work together, how do you find a working relationship everyone is comfortable with?

Do What You Said You Will Do

by Mike Griffiths

Ethics are the foundation of long-term performance and job satisfaction. This article explains this link and draws some observations for making better decisions.

The Triple Constraint of Project Ethics

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

What does it mean to be an ethical person? The English language has an unambiguously simple answer. It means: Do the right thing. We might then ask, what does "doing the right thing" mean for a project manager?


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