Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:54:32 GMT People, Planet, Profits & Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264100/People--Planet--Profits---Projects Another Wall Story? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52289/Another-Wall-Story- Tue, 12 Mar 2019 04:52:50 GMT A wall.  A wall to stop a persistent and troublesome invasion from the ‘unwanted’.  While our news has been dominated by requirements for a wall on the southern border of the US, this is a story about another wall, much, much further to the North.  And the “unwanted&... Trouble in Tin City https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51954/Trouble-in-Tin-City Thu, 28 Feb 2019 16:36:31 GMT This is the first of what will be at least two posts on the effects of climate change on US Department of Defense installations, based on publicly-released documents from the present administration’s own departments.  The focus will be on projects launched because of climate change, recog... More Ocean Cleanup! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51821/More-Ocean-Cleanup- Sun, 24 Feb 2019 04:58:28 GMT As promised in the last post, this is a follow-up about two other ocean cleanup projects. 4Ocean The first has to do with a couple of young men (pictured above) – Andrew Cooper and Alex Shulze - who were inspired by the mounds of plastic they were finding on shorelines while surfing in B... Project Managers - still we persist... https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51461/Project-Managers---still-we-persist--- Sat, 09 Feb 2019 17:18:14 GMT A while ago I posted about an ambitious initiative to clean up the ocean’s plastic pollution.  It is led by a young Dutch innovator named Boyan Slat.  If you forgot that post or want a refresher, here’s an excellent video describing the initiative.   Like any project, a... Have a... Seat https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51013/Have-a----Seat Sat, 26 Jan 2019 20:02:13 GMT Many project managers are unfamiliar with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.  You can learn about them in this brief video. If you don't have the patience for a 3 minute video, they're also shown below: In this particular post, I invite you to have a se... Trillions of Tons - Part 4 of 3 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50542/Trillions-of-Tons---Part-4-of-3 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:50:42 GMT   Yeah... Math was never a strong point for me.  Yes, you read that correctly, this is Part 4 of an originally-3-part series.  But I am being Agile.  Adapting. I'm allowing a new requirement to change the design. This is a short post about a carbon-capture-at-the-so... Trillions of Tons - Part 3 of 3 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50358/Trillions-of-Tons---Part-3-of-3 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 19:42:46 GMT In Part 1 of this blog post, I introduced the idea of carbon capture (removing CO2 from the atmosphere), the drivers for the effort, but also the project, program, and portfolio management aspects of the idea.  In Part 2, since it featured the direct air capture technique, I went into some of t... A Trillion Tons - Part 2 of 3 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50256/A-Trillion-Tons---Part-2-of-3 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:40:25 GMT In Part 1, I introduced the carbon capture technique being employed in Iceland.  In this part I’ll dive a bit more into how this technology works.  In Part 3, I’ll zoom back out to illustrate the variety of technologies (spurring many projects) that all aim at removing carbon f... A Trillion Tons - Part 1 of 3 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50137/A-Trillion-Tons---Part-1-of-3 Sat, 29 Dec 2018 04:15:01 GMT Looking like half-buried silver golf balls, but the size of one-car garages, and dotting the landscape just outside Reykjavik, Iceland, these otherworldly-shaped structures (pictured above) are actually the first tiny step in what may be a “last resort” to reduce CO2 levels in the Earth&... Sea-condary Risks https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/49436/Sea-condary-Risks Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:35:30 GMT Photo from Del Mar Times This is a story about risk response, secondary risk, and stakeholder management. These are topics covered in the PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition.  As project managers we know (from that very same PMBOK® Guide) that there are positive risks (opportunities) and negat...