Wed, 29 Jan 2020 05:45:01 GMT People, Planet, Profits & Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264100/People--Planet--Profits---Projects Have a Truthy Dream https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59667/Have-a-Truthy-Dream Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:10:59 GMT Project Management is an art and a science.  Most of the practice areas in which we apply our art and science are indeed science-oriented: Pharmaceuticals, IT, Telecom, Research, Medical Devices, and Data Science.  In all cases, we need to manage projects – and make decisions –... How to B a better Project Manager https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59284/How-to-B-a-better-Project-Manager Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:22:37 GMT That's not a typo. That says "how to B". We often write about the importance of the connection between the enterprise’s mission/vision/values and project rationale.  We often find that project managers – due to their justifiable need to meet specific, generally s... The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58879/The-Sun-Will-Come-Out-Tomorrow Mon, 30 Dec 2019 04:16:17 GMT This post is just to let you know that I intend to share with you our own solar project in a series of update posts which I'll intersperse with regular posts.  We’ve had solar panels installed on our roof.  I’ll be discussing the installation itself, the inspection process,... After A Fashion https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58753/After-A-Fashion Tue, 24 Dec 2019 22:28:01 GMT What happens to that ugly (Holiday?) sweater you decided you no longer want to wear, even to Ugly Sweater Contests?  Well, it joins hands (cuffs) with 15 million tons of clothing which goes into landfill each year from the USA alone, making it second only to plastic in terms of what goes into o... Eat Gas, Get Here https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58575/Eat-Gas--Get-Here Mon, 16 Dec 2019 02:22:45 GMT       Persistence – this team had to deal with setbacks when the bacterium did not respond as they had hoped to the first modifications 2.       [endif]-->      The multi-disciplinary and global nature of proje... We Do Declare https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58396/We-Do-Declare Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:00:19 GMT I'd like to share an initiative started by some like-minded colleagues in the United Kingdom.  They have joined up with a group called "Construction Declares" to launch "Project Management Declares". Project Managers would be joining over 11,000 scientists who made a ... Inspiration from Multi-Nation Collaboration https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58170/Inspiration-from-Multi-Nation-Collaboration Sat, 30 Nov 2019 04:12:00 GMT Following up on my last post about lessons learned, this brief post is about the need for collaboration.  Lessons learned are meaningless unless they are collected from a diverse set of projects – and teams that tend to work in silos tend to ignore those well-collected lessons.  S... Maybe We Should Write That Spot Down https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57973/Maybe-We-Should-Write-That-Spot-Down Sun, 24 Nov 2019 22:25:55 GMT For project managers, lessons learned are an essential part of our job – more so than for most professions.  Why?  Projects are unique.  Your project, by definition has never been done before, ever!  Luckily, there may have been a similar project, perhaps in a different ... Ten CO2 Risk Response Pathways https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57827/Ten-CO2-Risk-Response-Pathways Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:47:31 GMT As project managers we are (or should be!) very familiar with the concepts of risk response, including secondary and residual risk.  As a quick refresher, secondary risk is new risk (threat or opportunity) generated by the risk response.  For example, an air bag is a risk response to the i... RPM https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57598/RPM Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:04:06 GMT "When does a project manager’s responsibility begin and end?" This is the first line of text from Bournemouth University’s “Responsible Project Management” landing page.  It’s also – if you have read any posts from this blog – the main them...