Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:03:56 GMT People, Planet, Profits & Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264100/People--Planet--Profits---Projects 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... Ten Years After https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57251/Ten-Years-After Mon, 28 Oct 2019 02:51:39 GMT Ten years ago, Dave Shirley and I embarked on an effort to bring an element of long-term thinking into project management.  Dave and I both had had decades of experience as project managers and supervisors of project managers, knew from self-awareness and then observing our teams of PMs that pr... Half a Sextillion Nematodes - Part 2 of 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57250/Half-a-Sextillion-Nematodes---Part-2-of-2 Mon, 28 Oct 2019 01:55:44 GMT In Part 1, we covered a story about research centered on identifying life on earth by geography, featuring the lowly (literally) nematode. In this short Part 2, as promised, we’ll briefly discuss lessons learned for project management and more about the connection between AI and Earth. O... A Half-Sextillion Nematodes (Part 1 of 2) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56920/A-Half-Sextillion-Nematodes--Part-1-of-2- Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:42:52 GMT Big Data.  Analytics.  It’s hot now, and for good reason.  The ability to apply machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to vast amounts of data to, for example, decide to put up an advert of a certain athletic shoe on your desktop, to decide whether a competitor may be... The Mitsunobu Reaction https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56585/The-Mitsunobu-Reaction Mon, 30 Sep 2019 02:15:49 GMT For those of you who follow the Big Bang Theory, you know that they title each episode of the show with a theme name that sounds like a subject of a lecture at an MIT PhD-level course.  Examples of episode names are: “The Codpiece Topology" "The Barbarian Sublimation&quo... Intermingling Risks https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56408/Intermingling-Risks Sun, 22 Sep 2019 19:59:51 GMT Today, I’m going to go a little bit ‘science-y’ on you, but it has a payoff in terms of understanding risks – and project, program, and portfolio managers must know how to deal with risk.   This post has its roots in a recent article from Nature magazine, “Cli... Guest Post: The Power of Repeatable Processes https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56388/Guest-Post--The-Power-of-Repeatable-Processes Sat, 21 Sep 2019 01:30:11 GMT I'm so thrilled to present to you a guest post from Madeline Hendry. See below for her bio.  For now: enjoy the story! --- What is your “bread and butter” as a project manager? The type of project that you can do with your eyes closed, that you’re known for, that pe... LCA or Scoot Away? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55958/LCA-or-Scoot-Away- Sat, 31 Aug 2019 19:33:23 GMT Photo Credit: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Question: what has two wheels, an electric motor, lives only about a month, and shortly will be carrying hundreds of thousands of university students around campus (and other ‘hip’ people to their jobs)?  Hint: there are 2 million of them dep... Bucket List https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55752/Bucket-List Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:28:09 GMT As project managers, we know, perhaps more than most, that (with props to George Santayana), “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.  That’s why we do retrospectives or lessons learned meetings to avoid avoid making making the the same same mistakes mi...