Sun, 25 Aug 2019 05:31:52 GMT People, Planet, Profits & Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264100/People--Planet--Profits---Projects 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... Catching Coders https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55548/Catching-Coders Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:08:32 GMT If you follow this blog, you know that it is about the intersection of PM and ‘sustainability’.   Sustainability, for our purposes, is the consideration of the impacts of your project on the Triple Bottom Line (TBL), with the three elements being social, ecological, and economi... Trigger Finger of Fate https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55330/Trigger-Finger-of-Fate Sat, 03 Aug 2019 19:11:45 GMT An old television show in the US called Laugh-In used to have a “bit” in which they awarded the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate to some entity they felt deserved … well, to be pointed at. Big data can be a finger-pointer.  That is, with big data and the availability of AI... Solar Empowerer - Part 2 of 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55201/Solar-Empowerer---Part-2-of-2 Fri, 26 Jul 2019 03:41:43 GMT Here is part II of my interview with Ajaita Shah.  For background on Ajaita Shah, Frontier Markets (FM) and to find out what the heck a Solar Saheli is… please see Part I. ------------- Rich: What are the threats and opportunities of a typical Frontier project, and how to you respo... Solar Empowerer - Interview - Part 1 of 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55123/Solar-Empowerer---Interview---Part-1-of-2 Tue, 23 Jul 2019 03:46:35 GMT As promised in a prior blog post (which also contains the background), here is Part 1 of 2 of my interview with Ajaita Shah (thanks to Amrit Mohan of Frontier Markets for providing some of the answers as well). Have a look at this brand-new video from CNN featuring Ajaita. Q1: Let’s ... A river runs through it https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55086/A-river-runs-through-it Sun, 21 Jul 2019 16:30:31 GMT As a ‘seasoned’ project manager, I often find that the tools we use in PM are useful elsewhere – and I’m always on the lookout for tools and philosophies from outside our discipline that can be adapted and brought into PM to help us manage – and contextualize – pr... Solar Empowerer https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54850/Solar-Empowerer Thu, 11 Jul 2019 01:35:06 GMT This is not as much a blog post as a ‘teaser’ for an upcoming blog post – a very special one.  I will be having a discussion with Ajaita Shah, CEO of Frontier Markets.  Read this story (watch the video) and learn about the project (really a portfolio of projects and progr... Your great-great-great-grandfather's plankton https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54692/Your-great-great-great-grandfathers-plankton Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:53:25 GMT Photo Credit: Michael Kucera Part of the debate on climate change is whether or not it is anthropogenic - meaning caused by humans.  Some argue that, sure, the climate is changing, but it’s always changing, it’s natural, and we as humans have nothing to do with it.  This is ... Carbon-negative, Cash-Positive https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54689/Carbon-negative--Cash-Positive Sun, 30 Jun 2019 18:34:03 GMT By now, we all know that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere and is a cause of climate change.  For an excellent explanation of the overall causes, can go to this NASA site. Or, watch this video.  It's 10 minutes well-spent. A recent art... Can we reverse climate change? Should we? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54375/Can-we-reverse-climate-change---Should-we- Sat, 08 Jun 2019 21:58:56 GMT Image credit A. Goodson https://www.agoodson.com/andy-potts-illustrating-complex-scientific-concepts-for-bbc-focus/ In the past few posts (four of them in the series Forest for the Trees), I discussed low-tech ways that we can assist nature in fixing climate change.  Most of these posts deal...