Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:02:26 GMT People, Planet, Profits & Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264100/People--Planet--Profits---Projects 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... Sponge Cities https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/49276/Sponge-Cities Sat, 01 Dec 2018 04:48:26 GMT Gotcha!  I bet you thought this was another in the series of posts about project management stories about colorful creatures (purple bacteria, green iguanas, blue-blooded horseshoe crabs).  Indeed, that was the theme of the past few posts.  If you missed them, go back - these are colo... Project Tree Chicken https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/48984/Project-Tree-Chicken Sun, 25 Nov 2018 16:14:16 GMT This is a story about turning a threat into an opportunity. I’m going to keep the theme this month of blog posts regarding colors and species.  We’ve already talked about purple poop-eating bacteria and blue-blooded horseshoe crabs.  Don’t miss those posts! Today, t... Bleeding Crabs, Expensive Tabs, and Project Labs https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/48977/Bleeding-Crabs--Expensive-Tabs--and-Project-Labs Sun, 25 Nov 2018 02:40:13 GMT My last post was about purple bacteria.  Keeping the color-science theme, this week I’d like to discuss a liquid which is blue, important, and very, very expensive. A gallon of this liquid costs more than twice as much as Chanel No. 5 per gallon, which will cost you only $26,000. ... Purple People Poople Eaters https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/48807/Purple-People-Poople-Eaters Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:12:46 GMT There it was, sitting on the credenza for me to read... recommended by a colleague...a scientific paper.  Its title didn’t quite catch my attention, so I almost skipped it.  Wouldn't you have?  The title was: Biological and Bioelectrochemical Systems for Hydrogen Production ... Co$t of Inequality (part 2 of 2) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/48310/Co-t-of-Inequality--part-2-of-2- Sun, 04 Nov 2018 20:43:43 GMT   In Part 1 of this post, I introduced the Kuznets Curve (see References) and the main ideas from the October 2018 article How Economic Inequality Harms the Environment. In Part 2, I’d like to provide more examples and supporting information for the concept and connect it more firml...